Waltham Forest Digital Month
About digital month
This November, Waltham Forest is hosting its second annual Digital Month and we hope that you will be tapping, snapping, clicking and learning as part of our exciting programme of events.
Through Digital Month we are connecting communities, finding new ways to interact with residents and making it easier for you to interact with us, while unlocking opportunities for businesses and residents through digital technology.
There will be lots of exciting events and activities including a Hackathon, Skype workshops for the over 50s in partnership with Age Uk Waltham Forest and safety workshops in schools on cyber bullying. Look out for events with Google and Natwest as part of Global Entrepreneur Week too.
Other events include drop-in sessions to help people wanting to sign up to My Account online and social media masterclasses delivered by PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
We are also using Digital Month to get behind our London Borough of Culture bid. Look out for our special Snapchat filter which will be available at our annual Waltham Forest fireworks night on 5 November 2017.
Digital month events
Skype for beginners
Have you always wanted to use Skype to talk to family or friends around the World?
In partnership with Age UK, this course covers all the basics of using Skype, from installing, creating a profile to making free video and voice calls over the Internet.
You can attend the course on 23 or 30 November.
Please call 020 8558 5512 to book a place.
Fill in our digital survey
Tell us how we can improve our borough through digital innovation and services, by completing our short survey below.
Adventures in Digital Art
The colourful and engaging art to be shown at Adventures in Digital Art 2017, will show the wide-ranging ways in which today’s artists are using digital tools.
The show includes a Virtual Reality fantasy land; a web-based planetary spirograph; a projected clock you can sing to and much more.
Digital Champions Network
The Digital Champions Network is an exciting initiative to create a team of volunteers who can help their local community to be online.
If you are passionate about the internet then you can become a local Digital Champion and you don’t even need to be an IT whizz!