Digital Producer and Curator Jon Pratty is currently a postgraduate student at the University of Sussex. Specialising in digital skills development programmes, education technology events and place-making activity, he has just finished six months working in an #edtech startup, MakerClub. Before that, from 2015 to 2017, Jon was Creative Network Programmer at Ideas Test, a creative technology and community arts space in north Kent.
Whilst working at Arts Council England, in 2011 he was responsible for the initiation and development of Brighton Digital Festival, and became founding Chair of the CIC that administrated the Festival in 2015. Jon was one of the founding Directors of TechResort in Eastbourne, and before that, he helped develop the Extending Digital Practice programme at Artswork, which led to the innovative Connective Culture events at Cohub, Towner and schools around the town in 2015.