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Femi will start with a talk about how he set up South London Raspberry Jam, running Autism and Tourette's' Syndrome friendly coding events and how this helped to establish a youth-led Young Coders MeetUp (YCM) that has gender parity and shows diversity by reaching out to communities that are under-represented in the wider Tech industry. The use of crowd-funding, being Open Source, creating an Open organisation and developing Corporate partnerships can also be discussed. Femi can talk about his own experience, having a successful business (hackerfemo.com) at the age of 13 and about having two young coders join the YCM who are deaf - looking at the challenges but also how its enriches the community.
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Femi, aged 13, started coding when he was just 8 - hacking Minecraft using Python on the Raspberry Pi. He wanted to share what he'd learnt with his friends from his Tourette Syndrome support group which led to him setting up South London Raspberry which has run inclusive coding and robot workshops both here and abroad. he has won awards and praise from the Prime Minster for the work he has done the community. Femi was named on the Independent's Happy list and was recognised as one of the London Tech Advocates, 25 Under 25s rising talents.