In the course of the last year, we have no doubt that you’ll have seen articles and social media posts about the origins and aims of the Scottish Tech Army and we’re delighted to be partnering up with them alongside ScotlandIS and Charity Regulator OSCR, for the inaugural Tech for Good Summit on Wednesday 28th April 2021.
The summit will welcome participants from across the whole tech for good ecosystem both here and from further afield – charities, business leaders, educators, SMEs, public sector and volunteers.
Alongside all of the speakers and discussion panels there will be a Volunteers Assemble Challenge. The Scottish Tech Army are looking for volunteers to respond to ‘Digital Sparks’ – 2 to 3 minute videos from charities explaining who they are, what their problem is, how it affects their organisation and laying down the challenge for a digital solution. On the day, volunteers will assemble in teams and be given just over two hours to ask questions and propose an innovative solution. These will be voted on by the plenary and the Scottish Tech Army is committed to seeing to fruition the three most popular projects in collaboration with the teams and organisations. This is an opportunity for a bit of fun with a serious outcome. The winning projects and the teams helping deliver them as they progress post-event will be showcased.
This is a huge milestone – one year on from the launch of the Scottish Tech Army we will both celebrate what has been achieved by their amazing community of volunteers and organisations that make up the ecosystem and raise the bar for what can be achieved in the year to come and beyond.
Join us on Wednesday 28 April to explore the Art of the Possible, the Tech for Good Ecosystem and shine a light on their Agents of Change – the volunteers.