Babbasa was formed in 2010 by four young graduates who observed rising levels of youth unemployment, educational underachievement and the rapid decline in youth aspirations in Bristol’s ethnically diverse inner-city communities. Babbasa has launched their first-ever online festival for young people, and TechTalent Academy is excited to be part of it!

Skill Swap is an opportunity for young people to share their experiences in lockdown, take part in daily challenges, share their skills and knowledge, and attend great workshops from professionals. The event will take place over 2 days from Monday, April 27 to Tuesday, April 28!

The whole event is being organised by Babbasa’s amazing Youth Ambassadors who will be creating a virtual space made especially for young people.

What Events are Going On?

Throughout the day, you’ll hear from professionals, Babbasa staff and Youth Ambassadors on how they’re resting, reflecting, sharing and learning during the lockdown. You’ll also get some great workshops on ‘How to Draw’ and ‘How to Make Music’.

In the evening you’ll get to attend amazing live events on ‘How to Become an Influencer’ from former Try Guy, BuzzFeed writer, and Creative Diversity Executive, Izzy Francke and ‘How to Code’ from Sue Webster at TechTalent Academy! There is a competition to WIN a free Full Stack Academy place with TTA, so make sure you sign up for How to Code to submit your entry.

Tuesday 28th at 5pm- Level Up: Introduction to Coding with TechTalent Academy’s Lead Trainer Sue Webster

Learn how to use Python to make a game in this code along with Sue! A little more about Sue:

As Lead Trainer at TechTalent Academy my role is to support others in the team as well as upskilling and training delegates on the Women in Software Academy.

I’ve been teaching Computer Science for 20 years and prior to this I came from a customer service/ banking background. In that time I’ve worked with industry and the public sector from Google to the NHS and my passion is to put back into an industry that I love. It’s my genuine desire to represent and promote diversity within the Tech industry.

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