Summer Development Jam


Registration is now closed

but keep watching to see how the teams are doing.

What could I make?

  • An app to solve a problem.

  • A new kind of social network.
  • A game using the tram network.
  • Anything, as long as it makes Nottingham a smarter city. 


Why You?

Because you’re the new generation of digital talent, and it’s your creative skills that will drive the next evolution in SMART CITIES, right here in Nottingham!


What is a SMART CITY?

A Smart City uses technology, creativity, information and systems to improve the life of all its citizens.
There's a lot more information about Smart Cities available at


WHAT's the aim?

Why are we doing this? Because we want to...

  • help create an exciting ‘tech community’ for young people to develop their digital skills and build friendships with other tech minded individuals.
  • bring young people interested in pursuing a digital career closer to employers and the real world.
  • give you the opportunity to see just how exciting digital careers are.
  • strengthen your understanding of what skills and attributes employers are looking for when advertising digital vacancies.

What Key Dates do I need to know about?


  • Submission Deadline: 2nd September
  • Final Day: 9th  September 2017, 10am – 3pm

Mentoring Sessions

Capital One, SUMO DIGITAL, Esendex, Dijitul will be providing mentoring support to participants throughout the duration of the challenge with fortnightly mentoring sessions taking place at the National Videogame Arcade.

  • 8th July at 10am
  • 22nd July at 10am
  • 5th August at 10am
  • 19th August at 10am


Where's it all happening?

The National Videogame Arcade
24-32 Carlton Street


What can I win?

Capital One, SUMO DIGITAL, Esendex, Dijitul, Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council have sponsored. The SUMMER DIGITAL JAM has a number of great prizes on offer ranging from:

The entry with the highest potential SMART CITY will also receive on-going mentoring support to develop the concept to completion.