Femi’s experience with the Digital Maker Collective

See how Femi removes barriers through his all-inclusive coding workshops at Tate Modern in London. A companion to Red Hat® Open Source Stories: Art of Exchange, this video highlights Femi’s experience with the Digital Maker Collective, part of Tate Exchange, a program that promotes human connection and open collaboration.

Learn more about Open Source Stories and see the full film: https://www.redhat.com/en/open-source-stories/art-of-exchange

"All of the resources we use are open source. It's not about how much money you have. We're quite proud that...it's open to anyone."


Femi Owolade-Coombes is a renowned hacker who was recently given an award by Prince William and Harry.

He's also only 11 years old.

With his mother Grace, he's a part of the Digital Maker Collective, which was one of 53 groups invited to participate in Tate Exchange.

Like the featured "Three Tables" performance, these 53 Associates are exploring the meaning of this term "exchange" as it relates to art and society.

For Femi and Grace, exchange is rooted in teaching others how to do what they do: hack.

Using Raspberry Pis, Femi has led several workshops at Tate Exchange teaching local kids how to program and build their own robots.


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