The Digital Youth Summit, a two-day-long technology expo and conference organised by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board in collaboration with Peshawar 2.0 and World Bank, will kick-start in the provincial capital today (Wednesday).
The event, bearing the tagline ‘Bringing together the next generation of digital innovators in Pakistan’, will include panel discussions and sessions on freelancing and innovation. Around 300 start-ups and local and foreign speakers will also feature in the event.
Peshawar 2.0’s Uzair Khattak, while talking to The Express Tribune on Tuesday, said the three major themes which the summit will include working online, freelancing and start-ups.
Entry to the expo will be free for the public, while tickets will be available for those wishing to attend the conference, Khattak added.
“Each session will constitute panel discussions along with breakout sessions, comprising a variety of training activities and consultative dialogue,” said Khattak. He added some sessions would also train schoolchildren in coding and computer programming.
Working from home
The keynote speakers will also apprise the audience about methods of making money working online from home.
Sessions on freelancing will include topics like Freelancing 101, how to get paid online and how to stay safe online. For the more business-oriented attendees, the summit will feature panels on marketing and monetising blogs.
Similarly sessions on start-ups include civic hacking, impact entrepreneurship, big data and next generation life sciences and entrepreneurship education. “Trainings will also be held on iOS and Android systems development,” Khattak added.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 21st, 2014.