At the beginning of this year, we called out to young people to join us in getting the student voice heard. We promised some biscuits and an idea to be worked on. The turnout was incredible. (The biscuits were nowhere enough.) Since then, we have been working hard at creating our platform, holding workshops and debates, and preparing for our first issue.
INVOLVED started much before that very first meeting.
It was years in the making.
The lack of student voice within the profession and the limited opportunities to get heard was always disappointing during our studies. Our time in industry however showed us just how important it was to bring the energy of young people into the profession. We looked around to see many young bright people kept outside meeting rooms, treated as another resource. We knew that we could add more than our software skills. And we knew that there was many others in the same position.
So we wanted to show just how much we have to give.
And that is how
INVOLVED's story started.