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Daring to be Digital – #Interrupt19 Festival

West Lothian College hosted Interrupt19, a digital conference aimed at encouraging school pupils and computing students to consider careers in tech. The event provided students a chance to have access to some of Scotland’s top digital thinkers and to attend interactive tech workshops.

This year, 250 computing students and up to 100 senior secondary school pupils attended. The college plans to make the Interrupt festival an annual event and hopes to see it grow and to reach more young people.

Keynote speakers included Gillian Docherty, Chief Executive of The Data Lab, Eamonn Keane, Head of Cyber Security at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre, and Professor Bill Buchanan from Edinburgh Napier University, Ronnie Corse, Head of Sky Business Technology and our very own founder Toni Scullion!

The Turing’s Testers also created a special Cyber Treasure Hunt for this event and ran the workshop to hundreds of students from school to college!

This was an incredible event and Toni’s story is so inspirational, well worth a watch see below (first 13 minutes).