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February 11, 2015

“Once upon a time, geeks were made fun of, but now they rule the world with the creation of apps, software, entertainment, communication and a lot more. Geeks are in short supply and countries that invest in geeks have high standards of living. Perhaps the Greeks need more geeks!

To help develop more geeks right here, Auckland Libraries recently partnered with Accelerating Auckland in its mission to help young tech superstars discover their digital dreams.

The collaboration was kicked off this summer at Accelerating Auckland’s Geek Camps - free teen holiday programmes held at the Manukau Civic Building, without a tent, toasted marshmallow or long drop in sight. Perhaps one of these young Aucklanders will have learned the skills and grown the confidence to take their idea global and change the world!”

– Darryl Soljan, Manager Customer Experience - North & West Libraries

February 08, 2015

Blogger Ben Ross posted this story on Talking Auckland - the site sharing commentary and conversations on all things Auckland.

Many thanks Ben for helping us get the news out there on this important work!

February 03, 2015

Kids will be going back to school with the latest tech know-how thanks to a summer at "Geek Camp".

Accelerating Aotearoa has been running the two-day camps for kids from the Good Seed Trust's after school programme in Mangere and Weymouth School in Manurewa.

October 01, 2014

Fuse, OMD's social media and content arm, together with Accelerating Aotearoa, have launched an experimental initiative to give young Aucklanders a taste of agency life and in return, give the agency an alternative view on using digital content to reach youth audiences.

July 29, 2014

Accelerating Auckland focuses on increasing digital capability where it is most needed – in under-served communities. 

“We are working to connect young people to the digital world through hands-on activities showing how digital tools fit in everyday life. We believe that increased digital access and skills will directly impact improved success at school and access to skilled work .......a pathway to prosperity.” 

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