Hello! My names is Alex Duffy, I am a Youth Development Officer with Bytes working on the Exodus 500 programme based in Derry. Byte for me is my ideal job, I can combine my two biggest interests – Youth Work and Technology… basically this is my dream job, I feel so blessed working with Young Adults within this setting.
Bytes is more than just a Youth Service, it’s unique in it’s own way using the medium of ICT to engage young people. This can be a challenging keep up to date with the latest tech and interests of our members. So if there were anything you would like to see please let us know!
The past number of weeks I have been recruiting in the North West for the final year of the programme. I am also involved in the social media campaign raising the awareness of Bytes and I also help with the Development of our website which is coming along nicely.
I have one group running here in Derry/Londonderry which they rightly named themselves the “Know it all’s” as they are very vocal which makes my time with them interesting and engaging, I would have it no other way. As I tell them, you will get out of this programme what you put in to it. If you are willing to participate, listen and learn then you will get the best out of it.
Hopefully I’ll get to meet you who are reading this blog at some point, don’t be shy, come say hello! I’ll be the loud one laughing and giving a slagging, you’ll not miss me!
Thanks for reading