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Our new fellow!

We’re delighted to announce that our Trustee and Co-founder, Ian Watt, has been elected as a Fellow of the RSA (The Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). 

Ian was nominated in recognition of his commitment to education on tech and digital skills that can be used for social action, exemplified in his co-founding of Code the City.

Ian Watt, Code the City Trustee and Co-Founder said: “I am delighted to have been elected as a Fellow of the RSA and to be recognised on behalf of Code the City. 

“Our work in opening up data, developing code openly and sharing knowledge and skills has never been more important and relevant to Scottish society which this news shows.

“In Code The City we have created and sustained a community of people who give their time generously using digital and data skills to solve societal problems.  

“Whether as organisers or as participants, all contribute through activities such as our hack weekends, our local Data Meetups, our Aberdeen Python (coding) User Group, and the annual Scottish Open Data Unconference. These activities significantly help individuals share knowledge and work together on developing socially-important projects such as the national open data portal for Scotland.”

This month (September 2022) will see our 27th Hack Weekend on the topic of Education, a session of the Python User Group, and the return of the Aberdeen Data Meetup which will feature a showcase of Masters Students projects from local universities. All of our events, which are open to anyone to attend, and hosted in the wonderful ONE Tech Hub in Schoolhill, Aberdeen. 

About Code The City ( SC047835)

Code The City was founded in 2014 and became a charity in 2017. We use tech and data for civic good. We believe that a world where everyone understands at least a little of how to use code and data, is a better place.

At Code The City we have a passionate group of volunteers who build new tools and services to help people in the community access existing services and even start new ones.

We work regularly with local authorities, and third sector organisations, on developing solutions to civic challenges. 

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