EPIK (Encouraging Programming in Kent) is an ionCube (ioncube.com) initiative designed to encourage young people in Kent to engage with computer programming and all things technical in a creative and fun way epik.org.uk
We aim to do physical events every 2 months coinciding with School UK holidays and half terms, with longer events in the summer.
Our objective is to connect software engineers and young enthusiasts as users of technology by introducing them to "Making" as a crafting process so that our youth base can overcome this disconnect of how technology works and it ability to offer jobs you not only enjoy but love doing.
Lastly we help them them create a portfolio as a body of work which is evidence based through work experience and mentoring prizes as well as through our regular events.
This is opened to any youth aged 8 - 25 and it is FREE!