National Coding Week aiming to boost digital skills
Cocktails and coding, the search for digital beacons and a live coding session are among activities taking place during National Coding Week from16 September.
Charities, schools and businesses are hosting a raft of activity to encourage people to take part in coding and learn digital skills.
National Coding Week starts on 16 September. It is run by a volunteer led organisation of the same name and wants to build people’s digital skills and confidence, involving groups UK wide.
Among activities is a ‘cocktails and coding’ event being staged by Scottish digital skills academy CodeClan.
We’re shaking up a storm for #NationalCodingWeek 👩💻🍸👨💻
— CodeClan (@CodeClanScot) September 12, 2019
Meanwhile, Barclays’ Digital Eagles initiative, which supports firms and community groups with their digital skills, is running a Code Playground Live session. This involves a coding session being broadcast live via the Barclays Digital Eagles Youtube channel for use by schools across the country. This takes place on 18 September at 10am.
> See also: How to run your own ‘Meet and Code’ day
— National Coding Week (@codingweek) September 12, 2019
Elsewhere Google is also getting involved by offering a free introduction to coding course in central London from 16-18 September.
Would you like to learn the basics of coding? 💻 #NationalCodingWeek kicks-off Monday, 16th September and Google #DigitalGarage is marking the occasion by offering a free ‘Introduction to Coding’ course in London Victoria 🙌
— Google UK (@GoogleUK) September 9, 2019
Code and stuff, a coding and networking group in Manchester, is to host a range of events to introduce peopke to different aspects of working in the technology sector.
We are 6 month’s 🎉 & to celebrate for @codingweek we are having not just 1 but 5 events curated to show & introduce our attendees to different aspect of working in tech.
Tickets will be released today at 9am#codeandstuff #womenintech #nonbinary #womenwhocode #nationalcodingweek pic.twitter.com/x6498AJ9JR
— CodeAndStuff (@CodeAndStuff_uk) September 9, 2019
For the week of activity National Coding Week has been looking for digital beacons among organisations. These are those that have strong digital skills and a passion for teaching.
— National Coding Week (@codingweek) September 4, 2019
“Almost 90% of jobs require digital skills and there is a huge skills gap – National Coding Week was established to help adults as well as children to be inspired to learn something new. We are all volunteers but want to make a difference,” said a National Coding Week statement.