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Future Creators 2014 - Graduation and Showcase

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The Future Creators Awards and Showcase was held on 25th of June 2014 to celebrate the achievements of the young people that completed the Future Creators Programme 2013/14. Future Creators is a digital learning programme developed by the Digital Hub Development Agency (DHDA), funded by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, and run in collaboration with the National College of Art and Design (NCAD).

Ciaran Cannon TD, Minister for Training & Skills at the Department of Education & Skills, attended the event and presented the Future Creators participants with certificates of recognition from NCAD

15-year-old tech entrepreneur Harry McCann was also in attendance to deliver the keynote speech as was television presenter and well-known vlogger Stephen Byrne who was the event MC.

This year's cohort of Future Creators started in November 2013 and have received training in the following areas: image manipulation; stop-motion and flash animation; social media and blogging; coding; and filmmaking. As part of the programme, the group also took part in workshops held in the NCAD Industrial Design, Textile and Media departments, where they experienced 3D printing, laser cutting, digital printing and video editing.

An online survey of the Future Creators participants has revealed insights into the impact and influence that the innovative programme has had.

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Since launch in 2003, The Digital Hub has been home to over 160 technology and digital media businesses. Some of the best-known names in the digital sector - at home and abroad - have shared our vibrant campus, including Amazon, Areaman Productions, Daft, Decawave, Gala Networks Europe, Havok, Kavaleer Productions, Lincor Solutions and PopCap Games.

Right now, The Digital Hub is host to companies at the forefront of animation, computer games, web design, mobile applications, online media and more. Ireland is becoming a global player in the technology and digital content industries, and clusters like The Digital Hub play a key role in maintaining our position on the world stage.

All of our residents benefit from the 'cluster effect' of sharing a space with their industry peers. The cluster is carefully managed to ensure that members enjoy the benefits of a collaborative space. Relationships are fostered and encouraged between suppliers and vendors, creators and consumers, inventors, entrepreneurs and investors.

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About Future Creators

Future Creators is an afterschool programme for 13 to 16 year olds run by the Digital Hub Development Agency in partnership with The National College of Art and Design. The programme gives young people an opportunity to develop digital media skills while exploring their creative potential. The ultimate aim of the programme is to encourage students to pursue a career in the digital media or technology industry - an area where Ireland needs the next generation to invest their future. Participants of the Future Creators programme gain hands-on experience in app and game development, digital content production and social media tools.

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The Digital Hub Learning Programme

The Digital Hub Learning Programme (formerly elevate Learning @ The Digital Hub) offers members of the Dublin 8 community the opportunity to gain IT skills and digital media training. The programme has reached out to local schools, colleges and community groups with projects involving over 12,000 participants to date.

The initiative has also developed links beyond the immediate community, connecting with research centres and third-level institutions involved in the digital media sector, such as the National Centre for Technology in Education.

Overseen by the Digital Hub Community Learning Advisory Group, the programme is currently focusing on two key initiatives:

The Future Creators is giving young people the chance to develop digital media skills while exploring their creative potential.

The Schools Broadband Exemplar Project is demonstrating the use of 100MB broadband to its full potential in a local secondary school.


Here are some of the other achievements of the Learning Programme to date:
Reaching over 12,000 participants
Digital media learning projects in 16 local primary and post-primary schools
Hosting Irish heats for Dare to be Digital, an international games development competition
Digital media training in the community through summer projects, community radio and other initiatives
Digital media showcases, including computer gaming exhibits and mobile media. See our Exhibit programme.
Establishing the Dare2BDrinkAware film competition for students, with MEAS.

Read about some of our past learning projects that involved adults, young people and school children that have taken place since 2003.

The Learning Programme has been recognised with a number of national awards, including The Allianz Business 2 Arts Award for best business/arts collaboration in the community (June 2004), An Duais Eorpach do Theangacha/European Award for Language (September 2005), and the Best in Podcasting Award for 'Memoirs of Guinness' at the Digital Media Awards 2010 (awarded jointly to Diageo Ireland and Learning at The Digital Hub).

Our Learning Partnerships

he Digital Hub Learning Programme lends its support to other learning and training providers. We make available our learning facilities, equipment, expertise and insights to a range of learning and training providers. From those who engage adult learners with intellectual and health difficulties in exciting hands-on digital media projects to adult learners who are availing of second chance education in junior cert english and maths and computer skills for example.
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