CONNECTING the city’s youth is the goal at the heart of a program which will use technology to share and teach technology-based skills.
Sydney University of Technology PhD student Anne-Marie Elias is spearheading the Wagga Hackathon which will create a crew of mentors.
Ms Elias said the goal was find a solution to the problems faced by unemployed youth in the city.
She said it could be as simple as teaching resume building skills or building a mobile phone app to link young people with services – with the users describing their needs to those solving the problem.
While technology is at the core of the program, Ms Elias expected other fields including public relations, law, policy and design to join.
The Wagga Hackathon which will be launched by mayor Rod Kendall in July.
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