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Find Out If You Should Pursue a Career in Tech As You Puzzle Your Way Out of an Escape Room

· Ali Turner · Culture

Escape the room & get into tech, all in one night.

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Think you’ve got what it takes to make it in the tech sector? Find out with a night of craft beer, industry talks and escape room antics…

Problem-solving, creativity, teamwork – the skills you need in an escape room aren’t so different to the ones you need in the tech industry. So we’ve brought the two together for a one-off event on Wednesday 28th November 2018. This is your chance to dip your toe in the water and find out if a career in tech is really for you. No judgement, no big sells, no recruiters, just an hour in an escape room, a pint of beer and a down to earth talk from three of the region’s leading tech businesses.

Make your escape

First, you’ll take on an escape room, working your way through the clues, puzzles and challenges to find your way out. You could step into a haunted house, submerge yourself in an abandoned vessel or take on the devil himself in a battle for your soul – whichever room you find yourself in, your actions will be analysed and reported back, so you can find out where your strengths lie and how you can use them in the tech industry.

Make your move

Beer Hawk

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After your game, you’ll settle down with a drink to listen to a series of short, insightful talks from industry professionals. You can have a pint of beer, a medium house wine, a spirit and mixer or a soft drink, so there’s something for everyone – and the same is true of their speakers.

First up is Mark Cowgill from Exa Networks. They’re one of the biggest independent ISPs in the UK and he’s heading over from their Bradford HQ to explain how the skills you just used in the escape room can translate into a career in tech. Simon McCaskill from Google Digital Garage and Leeds Boost is on next. He spends his days helping businesses skill up to support growth, so who better to tell you how to get tech-ready? And finally, Mark Roberts from Beer Hawk will talk you through all the weird and wonderful roles you could do in the tech industry. They combine tech and logistics to deliver 1000s of rare and hard to find beers all over the UK, so it’s not just the usual suspects.

Hurry, limited availability – book now

Places are limited, so bag your spot at this exclusive event while you can. The fun starts at 6:30pm sharp on Wednesday 28th November 2018. Your £20 ticket includes a pint of beer, a medium house wine, a spirit and mixer or a soft drink. You can book individually or as a group of up to seven people, but please make sure you all book together in order to guarantee you’ll be in a room together.

Terms & Conditions

Limited availability. Ticket includes an escape room experience in one of the rooms listed above and a pint of beer, a medium house wine, a spirit and mixer or a soft drink. Rooms will be allocated at random. Groups of up to 7 can share a room, must be booked in one order. Subject to availability. Pre-paid bookings are non-refundable/exchangeable.