1st Anniversary Digital Skills Academy & Developing ESports Opportunities

Oct 12, 2022, 3:30 – 5:30 PM

Sapphire Bar, Sunborn Yacht Hotel, 35 Ocean Village Promenade, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA

1st Anniversary GIbraltar Digital Skills Academy & Developing ESports Opportunities

In-person event
Fireside Chat

About this event

To celebrate the first year anniversary of The Gibraltar Digital Skills Academy, we are hosting a fireside chat on developing esports opportunities and an update interview on the first year of the Academy.

Stewart Harrison, one the directors, will be giving an update on the number of initiatives the Academy has pursued aimed both at adults and students, looking at the numbers who have attended, the various interests shown and the new courses for this year. He will also be happy to take comments and ideas on how the Academy can be more in line with Gibraltar’s technology sector. 

Some of the topics that will be covered during this session:

Future Proofing Gibraltar – New Coding and Cybersecurity Curriculum

Public Sector/Private Sector Graduate Job Scheme

Its not soft skills, its Core Skills – the essence of Esports

Gaming is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.  A new area which has launched this year is esports and the Academy’s new ‘Digital Athletics Academy’. One of the coaches, commonwealth esports athlete Dean Penfold, will be giving his insight into this fast growing sector and talking about his experiences in representing Gibraltar at an international level and what needs to be done to ensure Gibraltar remains a competitor at the highest levels.

To top this all off with some drinks, food and networking there will also be two retro gaming stations available to attendees; Street Fighter 2 - Super Nintendo & Gran Turismo - Playstation 1.

Some popular job opportunities in the world of esports:

  • Professional Gamer
  • Games Designer
  • Audio Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Journalist
  • Event Planner

In the media:

Esports Gibraltar reflects on 4th place finish at inaugural Commonwealth Esports Championships

Gibraltar Digital Athletics Academy

Check out what happened


  • Stewart Harrison

    Gibraltar Digital Skills Academy


  • Dean Penfold


    Commonwealth ESports Athlete



Wednesday, October 12, 2022
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM UTC


Check-in & welcome drink
Fireside Chat + Presentation
Networking, Drinks & Canapes


  • Denise Matthews

    OME - One Media & Events

    Chapter Director

  • Mark Wilson

    MACH Digital


  • Martha Keywood

    Team Member

  • Lianne Wink

    Team Member


HM Government of Gibraltar logo

HM Government of Gibraltar

Abacus Financial Services Limited logo

Abacus Financial Services Limited

SRG Europe logo

SRG Europe


Gibtelecom logo



OME - One Media & Events logo

OME - One Media & Events

MACH Digital logo

MACH Digital

Regus logo


Gibraltar Esports & Video Gaming Association logo

Gibraltar Esports & Video Gaming Association

Sunborn Gibraltar logo

Sunborn Gibraltar

Gib Devs logo

Gib Devs

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