Code The City 02 – Sports, Fitness and Wellbeing

Across the city dozens of venues offer hundreds of opportunities for people of all abilities and experience to take part in sports, exercise, and other in-person activities.

At CodeTheCity 2, which took place on 18th and 19th October 2014, we investigated the challenges faced by providers and participants, and looked for ways to improve availability, access and participation.

Some of that activity built on some of the groundwork which was put in place at the first Code The City weekend.

While there are many updates from the weekend, you can find all the presentations on Youtube and more content on our tumblreventifier, and flickr accounts.

Background to CTC2

All areas of sports, fitness, and practical activity are important to us – from competitive sports clubs through to walking groups and skate parks. Other less strenuous activities which bring people together in a social context are also of interest – from meditation classes to whist drives, chess clubs or sketching groups.

Activities of these types can have a positive impact on both physical and mental health. Removing barriers to participation is an area that technology has potential to be tranformational.