Hackerfemo has been coding since he was nine years old. After learning to hack Minecraft using Python on the Raspberry Pi computer, he decided to set up South London Raspberry Jam – to share his passion for coding with other young people. Three years on, Femi has run hundreds of coding and robot workshops across the UK and internationally. The community events he runs, with other volunteers, have been praised for being pioneering as they are fully inclusive and welcome young people who have autism or, like him, Tourettes Syndrome. In 2017, he won an Inaugural Legacy Diana Award where he was invited to St James’ Palace and presented with his award by the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Femi has successfully set up his own business delivering workshops to corporate companies and public organisations whilst continuing his community work. He has been recognised as a ‘Change- enabler’ and an inspirational young coding ambassador.
Femi’s latest project is to collaborate and create a young coding space as a meetup. He plans to launch a pilot young coders meet-up for 6 months using both an Agile and Open Source ethos. It needs to always remain free at the point of access. You can support Femi’s crowdfunding campaign here.