Digital @ Waltham Forest
We had our second annual digital month in November that has successfully connected communities, fostered meaningful digital engagement and taught our residents digital skills.
We had total of 22 exciting and engaging events for residents, Members and Council staff over the course of the month, including:
Hackathon: From 7pm on Friday 17th to 7am Saturday 18th, committee room 2 of the Town Hall was transformed into a digital hub to host Waltham Forest Digital Month’s first ever hackathon. The hack created an new community map of cultural events and landmarks
Lumen Digital Art Prize: We have brought the internationally renowned Lumen digital art prize back to the borough this November, with exciting and inspiring pieces of digital art on show in the Winns Gallery. More than 400 residents visited the exhibition across five days, and 52 attended a private viewing on the opening night.
Waltham Forest Techcamp: From Monday November 27th to Thursday 30th, Waltham Forest Council partnered with community interest company Trax Training and Waltham Forest College to put 40 young people in the borough through a digital careers tech camp with employers such as Apple and Amazon. Watch the full video.
Digital Champions Network
The Digital Champions Network is an exciting initiative to create a team of volunteers who can help their local community to be online.
If you are passionate about the internet then you can become a local Digital Champion and you don’t even need to be an IT whizz!
Fill in our digital survey
Tell us how we can improve our borough through digital innovation and services, by completing our short survey below.
Digital month in numbers
300 children attended cyber bullying workshops and coding sessions
50+ older residents in digital skills workshops
400 residents visiting our digital art exhibition
70 businesses attending networking events, featuring Google and local tech companies
Our hackathon that took place last month saw the creation of a new map of Waltham Forest showcasing cultural events and landmarks in the borough.