The Essex 2020 podcast
In this series, we go behind the scenes of the UK’s biggest celebration of science and creativity. In each episode, Essex 2020 project director Richard Freeman meets some of the brilliant people and organisations who are working to create, inspire and discover Essex’s past, present and future.
There is more information on how you can get involved in Essex 2020 at Essex2020.com and at the end of the podcast.
In this episode: Andy Melder & Lowena Hull from Southend Tech
Tech-City-on-Sea is just one of the new names attributed to Southend as it undergoes a cultural and digital renaissance in the 21st century. Few organisations embody that more than Southend Tech, an energetic workshop provider and digital maker community founded a few years ago by Andy Melder.
Southend Tech has been at the heart of Essex 2020 since the beginning of the year, collaborating across the county through Raspberry Jams, hackathons, coding meetups and Smart City events.
They work with children and adults to use accessible programming tools such as the Raspberry Pi computer and BBC MicroBit in order to learn key skills about artificial intelligence, robotics, and smart technology.
Richard talks to Andy Melder along with Lowena Hull, the award-winning 17-year old engineering prodigy who is running the STEAMETTES programme to encourage young women into science and technology.
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Essex 2020 is an Essex Partners initiative.
This is an always possible podcast.
The interviewer was Richard Freeman for always possible and the producer was Chris Thorpe-Tracey for Lo Fi Arts.