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Many a Top Ender has some good memories of hitting up the old heritage-listed Vic Pub in Smith Street Mall. But something’s been brewing that completely reimagines the space, very different to the days of enjoying a cold one and busting a boogie. Cue, The Array.

By Tierney White

THE ARRAY IS a non-profit tech school dedicated to providing students with tech skills and knowledge they can use in the ever-changing digital landscape. There’s a variety of courses and programs on offer that focus on technology, with everything from video game development to coding and digital art fundamentals.

Dylan Bennett is the brains behind the project, and says he was inspired after noticing a gap.

“Starting The Array was inspired by my experience in the video game industry and my passion for technology education. I saw a gap in the local education landscape for a dedicated space where students could learn, not just about video games, but also about the broader tech skills that are crucial for the future,” he says.

“I wanted to create a place that nurtures curiosity, creativity, and innovation, helping students to develop the skills they need to succeed in a rapidly evolving digital world.”

These school holidays, The Array has programmed some educational and entertaining activities, including coding sessions where they can learn the basics of programming, a Minecraft Education Camp, and more. Bennett says the school holiday program is something we can get used to.

“Our school holiday program is designed to be a recurring offering, providing engaging and educational activities for students during each school holiday break,” he says.

“We want to give kids and young adults a fun and productive way to spend their holidays while learning new digital skills and making new friends. It’s part of our commitment to continuous learning and engagement for students of all ages.”

The team also launches its brand-new co-working space this month, giving tech enthusiasts, freelancers, and entrepreneurs the chance to work in a vibrant and collaborative environment.

“We’re offering a June special for people to come and try one week free. It’s all about fostering a community of like-minded individuals who are passionate about technology, creativity, and innovation,” Bennett says.

Are you a young adult? Do you have young ones with an interest in the world of tech and gaming? See yourself working alongside like-minded peeps? You know where to go.


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