Danny McNeil is one of the original Esports Ōtautahi team, Danny works for Christchurch City Council Libraries and sees esports as a way to engage with rangatahi and ensure equitable access to this exciting growth industry.
Danny McNeil, who is a Learning Specialist Special Projects for Christchurch City Libraries, is part of a team tasked with investigating some of the leading technology that will be available for free to library users when the facility opens next year.
He sees his role as road-testing what is available and making sure it fits with what the local community wants and needs. He believes it will surpass public expectations. “We’ve done the homework and the research into what’s out there because it’s very important we get the right tools for the job and that they will last the distance.”