Young Rewired State 2010

August 02, 2010 → August 06, 2010

Week over, huge success

Read all about the week in our blog post

The week of 2-6 August 2010, four groups of talented young coders (plus one young dev in Scotland) showed what can be done with at least one set of Government data. They are picking their own themes and choosing to find digital solutions or visualisations for things that either interest or irritate them - there was only one rule: it must contain at least one government dataset.

These were presented at the end of the week, to an awed roomful of Press, government and interested people this Friday afternoon in London, with pizza, cake and drinks.

There were prizes…

Young people

Mentors and young developers - signup for next year!

The event is open to young people aged 15 to 18 who can work with data, coding or design.


Organisations - check out the YRS wiki and info for businesses!

We do not want this to be London-centric like last time, so we are calling for businesses or organisations across the UK to join in. If you are ‘developer friendly’ and have space in your offices for a number of Young Rewired Staters - say anything between 2 to 7 - please sign up.

Please drop us an email if you would like to put your hand up - yes government departments and organisations can put their hands up too!


Advocates - check out the YRS wiki!

We have some people signing up through our site, but we need help spreading the word:

  • Locally - Recruit in your local area, and drum up some local sponsorship.
  • Internet - Blog + tweet about us, poke + hassle people who should be interested.

Essential Links

Last year’s event

In association with


The recent creation of Transform combines Digital Public’s engagement with the public sector and CVL’s experience with private sector organisations. Digital Public’s specialism in the re-engineering of public services contributed to them winning for the second year running the MCA award for the most innovative consultancy in the UK. CVL brought market leading expertise of working with well known brands from the retail, media and telecom businesses to advance their use of technology, ecommerce and logistics.

TSO Open Up

TSO (The Stationery Office), the leading provider of publishing and digital information solutions is proud to sponsor this year’s Young Rewired State. The challenge of encouraging young, talented coders to work with Government data goes hand in hand with TSO’s OpenUp challenge.

OpenUp is hunting for the best ideas for information services that use government data to the benefit of the British public with the winning idea receiving £1,000 cash and TSO committing a development fund of £50,000. Young Rewired State and OpenUp are exciting opportunities for the UK to make significant advances in the open data initiative.


Timetric is the Internet’s library of economic statistics, and we couldn’t do what we do without open government data. The future of open data depends on people finding innovative uses for it, and in that the participants in Young Rewired State are an inspiration – both for their skill and for their dedication in finding new ways to use data to help people. We’re proud to support them.

Open Tech 2010

Open Tech 2010 is an annual informal, low cost, one-day conference on slightly different approaches to technology, politics and justice. Talks by people who work on things that matter, guarantees a day of thoughtful talks leading to conversations with friends .It takes place in London on 11th September.


Venues across the country


August 02, 2010 09:00
→ August 06, 2010 17:00



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