#Coding

National Coding Week: A Timely Reminder For Why Diversity In Tech Starts Now

Chris Ciauri | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Ciauri

This year's UK A-Level results revealed an alarming truth: very few girls actually took computing at A-Level: 9.8%. As someone who works in the tech industry, I find this worrying and sad. Numerous studies have revealed that the current gender gap means the UK tech sector is missing out on significant business opportunities for growth, innovation and success.

Jobs Of The Future - Can Our Schools Help To Prepare Our Kids?

Christopher Cederskog | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Tech
Christopher Cederskog

It can seem a bit trite to say that we live in changing times; after all, times are always changing, but it could be argued that with advancing technology our changes are happening faster than most. As computer automation and robotics play a greater role in day to day working practices, it raises the question of what this will mean for the future face of employment.

Tomorrow's Adults Will Be Smarter Than Today's

Bethany Koby | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Tech
Bethany Koby

Why teach children coding? When they grow up the coding languages they were taught as kids will be obsolete. This is a question that I have been asked when talking about the importance of teaching kids about technology. On the surface, there is some sense in this statement. But dig a little deeper and you'll understand that this attitude towards technology is part of the problem.

Why Getting Girls To Code Starts At Home

Pip Wilson | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech
Pip Wilson

As this fantastic overview of the issue points out, gendered advertising developed in a fully-fledged narrative in which computing was the reserve of boys. Tech-focused films in the 1980s regularly featured a gifted, male, techy protagonist who would use his abilities to win the affections of a girl.

Why Kids Need To Be Educated About Code

Josh Frisby | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech
Josh Frisby

There are two main reasons why teaching kids code is important: firstly, they need to know how to code for themselves, and secondly, they need to learn coding for the future of the UK economy, and society. Indeed, if it continues the way it is going, then the UK will have to rely heavily on external sources for years to come.

March Into Tech - The Battle For Equality Will Be Fought In Code

Lucy Ward | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Tech
Lucy Ward

The last couple of weeks in global politics proves that the average woman still has to fight for her right to be heard. Hundreds and thousands of wome...

Inventors Club Whitechapel: Driving Social Change Through Technology Within London's East End

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

My recent adventures in Tower Hamlets have filled me with inspiration. Inventors Club Whitechapel looks forward to 2017 with ambitious projects to continue their mission of highlighting and nurturing young and local talent.

Should Coding Toys Be On Your Child's Christmas List?

Lucy Gill | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Gill

Ever since 'Coding' was included in the UK National Curriculum back in 2014 it has been a hot topic within the education and tech industries. However, as a parent myself it has become clear that many parents have very little idea about what this really means

What Comes After Kickstarter? The Journey From Kitchen Table To Store Shelves

Joachim Horn | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Joachim Horn

Creating a retail ready product is another level in the game that might turn your Kickstarter knowledge on its head. Dive deep into the workings of your product to see what is a core requirement to bring your product from its current form to something with mass appeal for retail consumers. Iterate, test, iterate again, test again

Why Collaboration Is Key To Help The Next Generation Close The IT Skills Gap

Chris Meah | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Chris Meah

Helping children collaborate on their learning will take the pressure off teachers and hopefully encourage more to take up the curriculum. With children learning together, the teacher is free to take on a supervisory, supporting and troubleshooting role.

Keeping Up With The i-Joneses

Sean Farrington | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

This week's National Coding Week is testament to this. Despite our reliance on technology and technical solutions to drive our work and personal lives, few of us actually understand the inner workings or the technology that facilitate a wonderful user experience

A Real Need, a Real Opportunity - A Career in Tech May Be Closer than You Think

Miguel Milano | Posted 12.08.2017 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

Technology is changing virtually every aspect of our lives in this mobile, hyper-connected age. It's easy to see why, when most of us carry at least one device with us at all times and we literally have an app for everything.

The Coding Curriculum - And Why We Need to Look Back to Go Forward

Jon Silvera | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK
Jon Silvera

The phrase 'back to basics' is widely used when things have gone wrong, become confused, entangled or over complicated. It's a very old saying and a particularly common one too. Very often it is used to instil confidence and trust in getting it right this time.

British Pupils are Leaving School (Tech) Illiterate

Mark Murphy | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Murphy

Teenagers really don't know it all. We think that because they spend all day on the computer that they understand tech, but many leave school with an insufficient understanding of basic security measures or what software or "code" even looks like - let alone how to write it

Why Coding Is The Answer To Our Children's Future

Jon Silvera | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Silvera

We must teach our children to code - and properly. We need to make understanding technology second nature and explain electronics and technology in the classroom, and to teach them to learn, explore and experiment fearlessly in the digital playground. In an ever evolving digital world, it is this understanding which will secure their future - and open up numerous job opportunities

Apple's New App Will Help Young People To Learn Coding For Free

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Tech

Apple has drawn the WWDC 2016 conference in California to a close by launching a free tool to teach people how to code. The Swift Playground app has b...

All Hail The Robot Overlords

Jill Hodges | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech
Jill Hodges

We see our world changing around us. We are discombobulated when we are off line with more and more of our life spent 'in the cloud'. This is only going to increase as the Internet of Things means that we can control our physical world from a distance via apps.

Future Proofing Today's Students Against Tomorrow's Digital Skills Gap

Clare Sutcliffe | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech
Clare Sutcliffe

When we talk about educating students to compete in tomorrow's economy, there's a term that always seems to pop up: the 'skills gap'. It's on the UK government's agenda, but what exactly is the skills gap and what do we need to be doing to prevent the UK workforce from becoming victim to it?

Why We Need to Get Kids Coding

Jill Hodges | Posted 29.04.2017 | UK Tech
Jill Hodges

In the midst of all this easy-to-use technology, somehow we lost touch with the fact that someone has to build it all. And the kids have become consumers, sitting slack-jawed and motionless above the wrists for hours, killing baddies but never knowing the thrill of summoning the code-driven genies themselves.

Skills for the Jobs of Today and Tomorrow

Carwyn Jones | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK Politics
Carwyn Jones

This is why we are, today, launching a five-point plan to support coding and digital literacy skills. We want Wales to meet the aspiration set for us by a group of industry experts to become 'an Agile-Digital Nation'.

The Importance of Teaching Children: Talented Tech Professionals Are the New Rock Stars

Miguel Milano | Posted 02.04.2017 | UK Tech
Miguel Milano

We have a generation of people who are now at risk of not reaching their full potential. And at the same time, although the technology sector continues to grow, we are facing a real skills shortage that will start to impact us all.

Rise of the Humans

Michel Van der Bel | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Tech
Michel Van der Bel

If you don't work in the tech industry, it's easy to get the impression that AI systems are just ticking things off the list one by one until we humans are all redundant. But human vs. machine competitions that capture our imaginations represent only a small slice of the amazing AI research that's occurring worldwide.

From Prisoner to Programmer: What Can the UK Learn From Silicon Valley?

Suzanne Ashman | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Suzanne Ashman

Unsurprisingly, we must look to Silicon Valley for the new, cutting-edge innovation. Or more precisely, to the hills overlooking the bay, which are home to San Quentin, California's oldest prison. To put San Quentin in a UK justice context, it would be a category A prison - it's home to 699 death row inmates.

Women in Business Q&A: Vanessa Hurst, Co-Founder, Girl Develop It

Laura Dunn | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Laura Dunn

Vanessa Hurst is the founder and CEO of CodeMontage, where coders engage in open source projects to improve their skills and the world. Vanessa co-fou...

The Importance of Promoting STEM Subjects Across the UK

Coorous Mohtadi | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Tech
Coorous Mohtadi

Whilst science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have a profound impact on our everyday lives, we continue to see a lack of engagement from students of all ages in these subjects. This is despite STEM subjects being considered one of the accelerating forces for future economic growth across the UK.