Tech geeks invited to free 12-hour hackathon

A Hack Day for technology enthusiasts, geeks, hackers, coders, novices and professionals to come together and create something amazing in just one day is being held in South Yorkshire.

Barnsley Digital Media Centre will host the 12-hour event on Saturday, July 6 from 9am to 9pm. The event includes lunch, supper and awards at the end.

Anyone with an interest in technology is invited to bring along the tools of their trade, whatever they may be, and all skills are welcome.

It’s being organised by Make Do, an education and events initiative which teaches people how to make amazing digital things and learn by doing it.

Make Do is a collaboration between two friends and fellow web geeks, Kimb Jones and Matt Watson. Both Kimb and Matt will be helping out at the Hack Day, Kimb will be guiding people on design while Matt will provide an approach to HTML for absolute beginners.

Kimb said:

“You don’t have to know any code to join in, we need business people, creative thinkers, project managers and anyone else you can think of.

“Together we have almost 20 years combined time spent working on small and large web projects in the public sector and beyond.

“This experience has given the team a unique insight into the issues, challenges and opportunities the web presents for everyone from a tech newbie to experienced web professionals.”

Make Do was founded shortly after Kimb and Matt’s second digital conference The Digital Barn.

They are now working hard to make an impact on the education and events scene with a programme of events that will offer anyone, whatever their technical skills, a chance to build apps, write code and create websites.

The next Digital Barn takes place on October 11 and 12 at Barnsley Digital Media Centre and is a digital and web event for designers and developers. The one conference is in two rooms with 200 people and 12 speakers.

To register for the free day Hack Day, log on to If you have an idea for a development (or a hack) which can be discussed at the event, please send it to

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