Hackney tech fest Digital Shoreditch launches

The first ever festival celebrating the world-class talent thriving in the heart of the Shoreditch digital community runs until Saturday.

Digital Shoreditch aims to nurture and connect the digital community, and position Shoreditch firmly at the heart of digital innovation.

The plan is to open up the debate on the impact and importance of digital technologies across a wide cross section of industries.

Kam Star, CEO of serious gaming company PlayGen and festival founder said: “This week-long festival is only the start.

“Digital Shoreditch is a collective movement built on the amazing talent and flair of our community that will establish Shoreditch as the world’s number one destination for digital creativity.”

Nearly 200 digital studios and companies will run over 30 events for Digital Shoreditch this week, culminating in an interactive family day this Saturday to inspire children and families.

The climax of the festival – the Digital Shoreditch Summit - will bring together the brains, creatives and visionaries of Shoreditch to explore some of the key issues driving the bottom line for digital entrepreneurs today.

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Throughout the week, studios will be throwing open their doors to the public, giving them a unique opportunity to experience the latest innovations in music, film, games and social media.

For a full schedule, go to www.digitalshoreditch.com