What is Digital Xtra?
Each year, Digital Xtra identifies, funds, and supports dozens of extracurricular activities enabling them to positively engage and inspire thousands of young people across Scotland with tech. Extracurricular initiatives, like those supported by Digital Xtra, are key to developing the Scottish tech ecosystem as they provide creative, informal opportunities for young people to develop technical skills such as coding, robotics, and games development as well as meta skills such as communication, problem solving, and resilience. Digital Xtra believes every young person should have access to fun, meaningful activities as well as an understanding of the opportunities these skills provide.
Digital Xtra also encourages industry to engage with local tech clubs to help provide context and guidance for young people. However, feedback shows some staff are anxious doing so being unfamiliar with tools such as block coding or popular coding devices. As such, Code Like Kids is not only a fantastic learning and development activity, but also encourages and enables staff to get involved in the local community.