Skills Skills Skills: Digital Jobs Dashboard

Date: 09/06/2018
Organiser: ODI Leeds
Tickets: Get Tickets 
Venue: ODI Leeds, 3rd Floor - Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG

‘Digital skills’ does not mean ‘computer wizard.’ In a fast and technologically-driven world, most jobs require at least basic IT skills – using email, spreadsheets, word processing, navigating websites, uploading pictures, etc. Jobs in the ‘digital’ or ‘tech’ sector require more advanced skills, from knowing programming languages and coding to data analysis and machine learning. There is also the matter of jobs in these sectors that aren’t ‘techie’ but still need appropriate skill and knowledge of digital systems. For example, popular jobs like content marketing and social media management require you to be savvy with computers, mobiles, and more PLUS you also need to be creative with copy and photos.

This is a jobs landscape currently without any kind of map or guide.

Not for long!

We are very pleased to be hosting a hackathon with Tech Nationto explore the data they have collected about skills jobs, and demand for these, accross the North of England.

Earlier this year, Henri Egle Sorotos of Tech Nation published this article about the ‘North-North’ divide when it came to jobs. He found that a greater proportion of digital tech jobs were posted in Greater Manchester compared to our parts of the North. The data he used for this article, plus other datasets collected in the last 12 months, will be used for the hackathon and available to anyone who joins us on Saturday 9th June.

Further details about the data can be found on this Google Doc.

We also welcome other organisations to bring their own datasets about the digital jobs market.

ODI Leeds will host the hackathon at their beautiful, naturally-lit innovation space in a well-connected part of Leeds. Easy to get to by foot, bus and train. As always, it will be a great atmosphere with great food, good company, and plenty of energy.

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