DEVA/hack are a team of diverse and talented industry experts.

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Mo Isap


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Amrit Singh

Programme Lead
& Lead Mentor


Adriana Braje


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Abbie Kirwan


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Joanne Parker


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Lauren Monks

Education Lead


Danielle Brown

Marketing and Communications Lead

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Sharon Bloor

Careers Lead


Arun Kumar

Programme Coordinator

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Matt Cuerden

Programme Coordinator

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Beth Hewitt

University of Salford Lead

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Lucia Nigri

University of Salford Careers


About DEVA/hack

The aim of the Digital Entrepreneurs and Video Artists Hackathon (DEVA/hack) is to create an employability resource for young people designed to support them develop and articulate their professional career identity. By engaging in the process of creating a video portfolio, learners will gain knowledge and understanding of soft skills, awareness and insight into job readiness and develop their confidence and motivation to pursue digital and creative careers.

DEVA/hack is run by IN4.0 Group, with aspirations emanating from a desire to creatively disrupt the developing skills agenda, beyond the confines of STEM classification, ensuring it keeps pace with digital and technological innovations.

  • Events and workshops to be mapped to curriculum.

  • Include a visit to the University of Salford and record the video portfolio at The Landing, MediaCityUK.

  • Provide inspirational workshops that are led by DEVA/hack mentors.  

  • Help learners to create content and build their confidence.  

  • Give learners knowledge of digital production and editing tools.  

  • Facilitate employer engagements.  

  • To help learners use the video portfolio produced to secure a work placement.

  • Inspire and ignite an entrepreneurial mind-set.


Hackathons are a perfect opportunity to gather a diverse community with different talents and work toward the solution of self-empowerment, entrepreneurial thinking and practical knowledge that will help in areas of employment, further education and personal growth.