Friends of ASB Bright Sparks
ASB Bright Sparks returns in 2018 with a new look, new categories and new ways to help New Zealand’s young geniuses achieve their technological dreams.
A number of companies this year have taken time out of their busy schedules to become friends of the ASB Bright Sparks programme. They've helped us bring the competition to life and provided countless hours of support, advice and mentoring.
Check out their company bios below and find out more about the amazing work they do.
Enspiral Dev Academy
Enspiral Dev Academy (EDA) runs NZ's first and only full time intensive bootcamp for software developers. It’s an eighteen week course for aspiring coders to train for a job in the industry, with an initial prep phase followed by nine weeks onsite immersion learning.
EDA has four social goals too – to make technology the number one exporter spot in Aotearoa, to get more Maori and women into ICT, to get more people from the regions into ICT jobs, and to get people well-paying jobs they love.
EDA’s co-founder Rohan Wakefield says the holistic approach develops hard and soft skills, because that’s what the industry wants and it attracts top quality candidates. The outcome is not just for IT graduates to pass exams, or get a qualification, but to get work.
Our friends at Digital Circus are on the Ministry of Education’s panel of accredited PLD Providers. Digital Technology and the integration of the new Digital technology Curriculum is their specialisation. With a teaching background, they work with schools and teachers to shape an aligned classroom programme involving digital and electronic technologies.
Digital Circus are accredited Ministry of Education Facilitators and can facilitate a funding proposal to secure additional resources from the Ministry. Digital Circus will then support the teacher in the ongoing delivery of the designed programme.
Contact us on email@example.com if you’d like to find out more about gaining this support.