Director of the Connecting Tech City Programme

What is your ‘Good Fight’?

Attempting to diversify the tech sector in East London. We need a lot more people coming into the industry and at the same time Tech City has grown up in one of the poorest areas of the city. There are massive opportunities for young people who get involved, but the avenues for local young people are not obvious. I’m building a community of digital learning programmes through a new platform – wearedotdotdot – to bring different kinds of people into the tech world.

What do you need to realise your goal?

Currently I’m raising a £1m investment pot for a Tech City Fellowship scheme. And looking for good relationships with proactive schools in East London.

Where can we find out more?

Jess Tyrell