Coding

Coding the App Economy

Dr. Steve Garnett | Posted 23.04.2014 | 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 01.04.2014 | 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 28.03.2014 | 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 24.03.2014 | 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.

The Youth of Today Need to Become Digitally Savvy to Get Ahead Tomorrow

Josh Hansen | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Tech
Josh Hansen

The whole world is going online from accountants to your local pub, every company, shop, organisation and celebrity has an online presence and knowing how they work can only be an advantage.

Get My Geek On: Unlikely Female in Tech

Chloe Watts | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Tech
Chloe Watts

Would it shock you to believe I am a web developer who loves to code as much as I love catching shows at London Fashion Week? If the answer is yes, this is a stigma I aim to change.

Three Myths That Are Wrecking Technology's Image With Women

Belinda Parmar | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Tech
Belinda Parmar

'I'd rather be a dustbin man than work in IT'. These are the exact words of an 11-year-old girl. That's how she responded to my suggestion that she consider a career in technology. Ouch.

How Journalists Can Harness the Power of Digital Narratives

Dimple Vijaykumar | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK Tech
Dimple Vijaykumar

Here's the deal. These days, when a news firm puts out a recruitment ad for a reporter, they are not just asking for a writer. They most likely also want a blogger and a tweeter, who may even code and design, all rolled into one package deal.

Five Great Things To Do With Your Raspberry Pi - VIDEO

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Tech

The first batch of ultra-cheap DIY Raspberry Pi computers have landed. But what are you going to do with yours? The burgenoning Raspberry Pi commu...

How to Get Your Kid Coding When You Don't Know How to Code Yourself

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Tech
Jamie Tolentino

Want your kid to be the next Zuckerberg or another programming genius but don't know how to code yourself? No problem.

Can Learning to Code be a Fun Social Activity?

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Tech
Jamie Tolentino

Probably so. Well, at least that's what I experienced in the first London Code Year meetup.

How to Geek Yourself up From Scratch

Jamie Tolentino | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Tech
Jamie Tolentino

Code Year (www.codeyear.com) is all about teaching beginners how to code this year because they claim that it's not too late to learn how to code.

The Code Less Travelled

Matthew Hewson | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK Tech
Matthew Hewson

I can't code. I wouldn't know where to begin. As an avenue of learning, I've not so much missed the turning as driven to the wrong city. Such attitudes to coding are, it seems, quite widespread.