Leading Digital Companies Come Together in Tech City to Inspire Young Minds

The national education and technology festival, Digital Summer Trip, is offering the public free tickets to attend the event where they can get involved in digital workshops and see influential entrepreneurs, including the creator of Moshi Monsters, Michael Acton Smith, give a talk on the future of digital technology in the UK and what skills are necessary in order to succeed in this job market.

Digital Summer Trip will be returning to East London next month to bring together leading digital companies, experts and entrepreneurs to showcase their tech expertise and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of digital minds.

Digital Summer Trip will be attended by schools, young people and undergraduates over a period of three days from 3rd - 5th July in the UK's digital capital, Tech City. In partnership with Intel and Telefónica UK, Digital Summer Trip is offering 1000 free tickets on a first come, first serve basis which can be booked at DigitalSummerTrip.com/book_tickets by using the code DST50.

As the host to the biggest gathering of digital companies in the UK, Digital Summer Trip will be attended by 10,000 visitors, made up of teachers, employers and young people from across the South East of England, and will host a range of activities, including hands-on digital workshops and engaging talks from inspiring entrepreneurs and tech experts at the Digital Skills Summit.

The founder of Mind Candy and creator of Moshi Monsters, Michael Acton Smith, will be attending Digital Summer Trip to Moshi Monsters is extremely popular with young people, having over 95 million users online. Michael Acton Smith said about the Digital Skills Summit: "Mind Candy is excited to be involved with the Digital Skills Summit to help inspire a new generation of kids who use technology. We're looking forward to chatting to students and sharing our latest projects with them."

Digital Summer Trip has been created to ensure that the UK is a digital leader and remains at the forefront of innovation. Companies will come together for the festival in hope to inspire young minds to increase their digital skills and explore the digital, creative and media jobs market - with both educators and students learning new skills in line with the curriculum change that is taking place this September, which will see the introduction of Computing Science into schools.

As well as receiving support from the Mayor's Schools of Excellence Fund, some of the UK's biggest companies and charities, including the British Computer Society, Toshiba, Decoded, the RAF, and The Prince's Trust have partnered with Digital Summer Trip in support of the festival's efforts in promoting digital entrepreneurship and innovation to young students.

London Mayor, Boris Johnson, said: "Digital Summer Trip, at the heart of Tech City, is a fantastic initiative, harnessing the enthusiasm and creativity of young people who will be key to ensuring London's success as a global leader in technology. Connecting our youngsters with tech and digital companies in a snap crackle and pop environment could help set them on the path to future careers as cutting edge innovators in this hugely important and dynamic sector."

Speakers for Schools, a charity partner to the event, will be helping bring in some of the leading digital entrepreneurs to speak as a part of the Digital Skills Summit, including Brent Hoberman, co-founder of LastMinute.com and PROCapital amongst others, said: "It's hugely important to offer students a chance to learn about the world of tech and digital, to spark their imagination and come up with the businesses, solutions and society of tomorrow. I am confident that through the talks at the Digital Skills Summit, students will leave excited by the possibilities."

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