We were delighted to be invited with a whole load of other makers and doers to Nesta's 'Inspiring Young Digital Creators' event at the Houses of Parliament hosted by Andrew Miller MP, who has a well known interest in science and technology and a long time supporter of the great work Nesta do.

It seemed like a great chance to showcase our new book which pulls together the background, experience and ambition we have for STEAM Co into a few pages.

You can download a copy here. One of the exciting things about the book is that it has been 'Augmented reality enabled' which means videos literally play on the page when it is viewed through a smartphone (iOS or Android). See back page of the doc on how that works!

Inspiring talks

As well as show casing some great activities from our friends at Code Club, Technology Will Save Us, Coder Dojo and Raspberry Pi there were some inspiring keynotes from the likes of Baroness Fritchie DBE, who is Chair of Nominet who fund a lot of Nesta's digital maker work. 

Jessica Cecil, Controller of Make It Digital - described the BBC's programme to inspire the next generation of coders (having taken two decades off since the BBC Micro ;-) We made a note to rush home to check the Dr Who coder game.

But the highlight for us was the talk by Helen Goulden, Executive Director of Nesta who spoke about the need for communities to come together to get children making, just what we're doing with STEAM Co.

(Sorry these notes aren't more comprehensive, but Nick's iPhone managed to eat his notes) 

A great event. Thank you Nesta.