Young Rewired State

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Young Rewired State 2012 participants in Manchester

Young Rewired State is a series of collaborative hacking event for under 18s primarily based in the United Kingdom.[1][2] It brings together young developers to build web and mobile applications that attempt to solve real world problems.[3] Most of the developers participating in Young Rewired State have taught themselves or learned coding skills outside the traditional school curriculum.[4] It is the philanthropic arm of Rewired State.[5][6]

Every year Young Rewired State holds a national hackathon where attendees across the UK take part in a competition to make an application that includes at least one piece of open government data. At the end of the week the contestants present their creations to a panel of judges and they can win prizes in a variety of categories.[1][3]

According to an article by Emma Mulqueeny, one of the organisers of Young Rewired State, around 5% of the participants are female.[7]

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  1. ^ a b "Young Rewired State". Retrieved 29 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Cellan-Jones, Rory (24 August 2009). "Teenage hackers: Making a better world". BBC dot.life. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Kiss, Jemima (4 August 2011). "Young Rewired State 2011: Fresh blood, fresh data and fresh hacks". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Fox, Killian; Kappala-Ramsamy, Gemma; Sweeney, Kathy (31 March 2012). "Young coders: ideas for change". The Observer. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "About YRS". Young Rewired State. Retrieved 12 April 2014. In 2009, Rewired State decided to host an event called “Young Rewired State”, 
  6. ^ "Young Rewired State". Rewired State Ltd. Retrieved 12 April 2014. Our philanthropic arm, Young Rewired State is a network of developers under 18. 
  7. ^ Mulqueeny, Emma (31 March 2012). "Girls and coding: female peer pressure scares them off". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 October 2012.