Coding

Can Coding Help Us Get Ahead?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

20 years ago we were leading the way in technological advancements, and now our children will be provided with the skills that will present them with the opportunity to become the new masters of technology.

Programming for Life

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

Coding is about so much more than helping children understand the technology they are using - it is about giving them skills for life. Coding improves problem solving and thinking skills, and will play a hugely important role in improving children's future employment prospects.

Introducing The Customer-Centric Engineer

Gavin Russell | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Tech
Gavin Russell

Technology is no longer used to perform a specific job - it underpins every part of our lives - in work and play... This is a world that software engineers had a pivotal role in creating. And their part in shaping its future is vital. As such, the engineer of today has a much bigger job to do and an increasing set of pressures.

Coders Taking Over the World

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

London alone is anticipated to be 300,000 digital workers short by 2020, with an additional one million vacancies across Europe... Programming is infiltrating all industries, not just tech... we are beginning to break down these barriers to help people realise that anyone can learn how to code.

Life-Long Learning Key to Digital Growth in Europe

Danny Bartlett | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Danny Bartlett

Ever since the British government announced the introduction of computer programming into the school curriculum a year ago, a flurry of organisations have established related initiatives to improve the digital literacy of young people across the country.

Time to Get More Women in Tech

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

I can count on one hand the number of inspirational women in top technology positions. Google recently revealed that only 17% of tech roles were occupied by women, prompting the resurgence of the much needed "women in technology" discussion

People Will Drive the London Tech Boom

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

The European Union is still predicting 900,000 IT-related job vacancies across its member states by 2015... We should not think that coding is very difficult to learn: it's not... If tech is to continue to be a powerhouse sector then it requires the right skills, from both our generation and the next.

Why Can't Women be Coders Too?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Whether we like it or not preconceptions exist and sometimes these preconceptions are based on fact. There aren't women in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and women don't code. We all know this isn't true but it has certainly been a topic of conversation for a long time.

Bringing Tech-Savvy Into the Workforce

Garry Veale | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Tech
Garry Veale

I have four teenage children, so as you can imagine, wi-fi usage is pretty high in our house. They each have several connected devices and they use all of them, (a lot!), both at home and when out and about. They are pretty typical teenagers and like their peers are really interested in new technologies. For them, tech is cool. For me, their attitude heralds great things.

Coding the App Economy

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Steve Garnett

Consumer desire for apps is certainly there, but I fear an emerging 'app gap' between demand and supply. With the current dearth of STEM (science, technology, engineering, maths) skills - the EU predicts 900,000 IT-related job vacancies by next year - how will we meet the potential of the app economy, if we don't have the skills available to write those apps?

How Early Should Our Kids Be Coding?

Juan Lobato | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

So far, 2014 seems to be the year that coding hits the mainstream news agenda. Earlier in March, we saw a huge push to get coding onto the curriculum and into the workplace, with Education Secretary Michael Gove announcing that this year was the 'Year of Code'.

Boris Johnson's Tech Capital

Robert Scowen | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech
Robert Scowen

With a fervour bordering on religious, Boris hammers out his hand gestures for the audience, his falling fist keeping time with the peculiar bridging of stresses at the end of one word and the start of the next, which he carries as a hallmark of his Eton days. "London is the teCH CAPital of the world" he tells us.

The American Code Rush

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Like so many others in America, Partovi's story is that of an immigrant. However, long before his family emigrated from native Iran, he was hooked onto computers, much like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg in their formative years.

Jessica Elgot

WATCH: Year Of Code Director Lottie Dexter Reveals On Newsnight That She Can't Code

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

Should the ambassador for the government's "Year Of Code" know how to, um, code? It's a question that's divided developers and educators since last...

The Fashion Technologist Launches With #30daysofcoding experiment

Chloe Watts | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

To be a consumer of technology is one thing, to have the power to create the technology takes your game to a whole new level. Therefore the team behind chloédigital wanted to give insight into what life is like in this new and exciting industry of Fashion and Technology in London.

Michael Gove's New School Curriculum: What's On It?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Micheal Gove has published a revised national curriculum, to be introduced to schools in England in September 2014. The publication has received s...

'Total Chaos' Or 'A New Chapter In Education'?

PA | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A new "rigorous, engaging and tough" national curriculum is critical to Britain's future economic success, David Cameron said. The Prime Minister d...

To Code or Not to Code; A Guide to Digital DIY

Charlie Morris | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Tech
Charlie Morris

A couple of my more enterprising friends have recently asked me about how to build websites and mobile apps for their fledgling businesses. Only a few years ago the answer would have been to find a decent web developer

Does Education Need to Accommodate More for Careers in Digital?

Alex Moss | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Moss

Careers in digital are only going to evolve and expand in years to come, and it's the current students in university and pupils in school who are going to create new products and services that people will use around the world, and will be based on business models that started from a bedroom desk and one laptop

Welcome to Generation Hack

Andrew Tipp | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Tipp

You don't need to be a web trendster or pop culture vulture to recognise we're on the cusp of a new age; a fresh wave of inquisitive HTML meddlers. Never mind Generation X. Forget Generation Y. This isn't Generation Z. It's Generation Hack.

'Learn To Code' Video With Zuckerberg And Gates Hits 12M Views

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.05.2013 | UK Tech

A video aimed an encouraging young people to learn to code has proved to be a legitimate viral hit. Code.org's five and nine minute films have toge...

Why 2013 is the Year I Learn to Code

Brian John Spencer | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Tech
Brian John Spencer

We're living in the age of algorithms. An age in which digital is creeping into every aspect of our personal and professional lives. The majority of us are passive users. Yes we can navigate around a computer, but under the screen we know nothing.

'Kiddie-Hack': Primary School Developers

Inma Martinez | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Tech
Inma Martinez

ICT skills are presently taught at many primary schools in many countries. Learning how to write code and how to build and run a programme is one of the most creative intellectual challenges a person can do alongside writing music and literature.

Bloggers and Technology - A Style Network Chat

Chloe Watts | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

There were 22 unique authors from countries including Australia, the Philippines and the UK, comprised mostly of bloggers, along with some brands who work with them.

Do Bloggers Need to Go Geek to be Chic? Hashtag: Getmygeekon

Chloe Watts | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

With an increasing amount of blogs especially in fashion and beauty, as a blogger your aim may not be to make a career out of it, however to help cultivate a following having the tech know how to implement changes and stay fresh is ever more important.