Programming

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.

Parking Downhill: The Three-Minute Technique to Help Jump Start Your Work Day

Farez Rahman | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Tech
Farez Rahman

Before finishing for the day, or when you know there'll be a significant pause on the work before you continue with it, identify the next set of simple tasks that you need to do. These will form your "pickup tasks" for the next day.

The Cutest Mac Ever?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Tech

The original Apple Macintosh computer is a cult classic so what better way to utilise the latest innovation in programming than by recreating it. T...

'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...

Getting My Raspberry Pi

Sam Sheppard | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK Tech
Sam Sheppard

On the 1 March 2012 I placed an order with Premier Farnell for a Raspberry Pi model B computer. Now, I can hold it in my hand, as I am one of the first 10,000 proud owners of the most widely publicised and potentially significant pieces of technology to be produced for years

Tech or Tech-no? Why IT Education Reforms Are Better Late Than Never

Jade Lane | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Jade Lane

Michael Gove, UK education secretary, has finally done the right thing, and realised that IT education in England is ''demotivating and dull". Even better, he's gone one step further and announced an overhaul of the IT National Curriculum, which will focus on web design, computer programming and computer science to reflect todays technological needs.

The Tech Revolution Is Here -- The Pioneering New Company Changing How We Teach Children (and Adults) About Technology

Matthew Hussey | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

The next generation of app developers are still being taught a national curriculum from the '90s -- prioritising how to use software as opposed to teaching them to make their own.