Attendees at Tech Fest, Isaac Region

Attendees at Isaac LibrariesTech Fest 2018

Interactive technology, robots and the skills of enthusiastic youth across the region have been showcased at Isaac Libraries’ 2018 Tech Fest at the Dysart Civic Centre, held on Saturday, 8 September with around 160 people attending the annual event.

Girl competing at Lego Fest

Scarlett competing at Lego Fest

Tech Fest gives community members the opportunity to come and get hands-on with all the tech and gadgets Isaac Libraries have to offer. They also get to watch the culmination of the Lego Robotics Challenge.

Librarian Codi Perris assisting Wyatt Laycock with coding

Wyatt exploring Isaac Libraries tech gadgets with help from Library Assistant Codie

Five teams of children from Clermont, Dysart, Middlemount and Moranbah showcased all they had learnt during a 10 week program.  Isaac Libraries staff team up with local community mentors who volunteer their time to assist children to take on the Lego Robotics Game challenge each year.

The Tech Fest began in 2016 when Isaac Libraries received a First Lego League Robotics Grant and a Vision 2017 Grant through State Library of Queensland. Over the last three years, it has grown in popularity, with great interest, not just in Tech Fest but the Lego Robotics Challenge program as well.

Check out what went down on the day in this video.

About the author

Toni Markcrow is Children’s Library Services Coordinator, Library and Cultural Services at Isaac Regional Libraries.