FLiP was invited to participate in Google’s second Interactivism event.
Interactivism: Young People’s Hack Weekend was held in London on 17th and 18th February 2012. It was delivered by Google and FutureGov who joined forces with the RSA and South London youth communications agency, Livity. Teams were challenged to submit ideas with innovative ways of using the web to help young people get into the job they want, or onto the training or education that will help them get there in the future.
To help get the participants creative juices flowing, Bruno Taylor, told the story of taking FlipJobs from an idea for an alternative CV platform that started at a hack event (Jailbrake) to the functioning beta site it is now. Over the two day event Bruno joined over 130 developers, designers, students, social innovations, and young people who joined the challenge and develop the ten ideas shortlisted from the 81 that were submitted.