Don’t be afraid to try your hand at learning code. It’s easier than you think – all you need is time, patience and enthusiasm.
Already got the skills? Help others to start their own digital journey. Offer a little encouragement and give them a head start.
Learning something new should be fun. Coding involves problem solving, creative thinking and can even lead to a new career!
“As a telecoms company at the forefront of the digital revolution, it is critical for our business that we are able to employ skilled staff. We are supporting National Coding Week to raise awareness of the opportunities in this dynamic sector.” – Graeme Millar, Chief Executive | JT Group Ltd
“The EU supports National Coding Week and EU Code Week because when children and adults code and program, they learn skills for solving real-life problems which are in demand by the jobs of the present and future.” – Yasemin Allsop, EU Code Week Ambassador
“National Coding Week is a great opportunity for adults to try platforms like Codecademy to experience how accessible and valuable learning digital skills can be, encouraging evolution and education regardless of age or career stage” – Rachel Swidenbank, Head of UK operations | Codecademy.
Do you know someone who is learning code or who works with it? This could be your child/grandchild who is learning code at school, a neighbour, or a work colleague. Get them to teach you for a couple of hours during the week. This is a simple way to start your digital journey.
Online learning is one of the easiest ways to get started with coding. There is a wide selection of companies that will offer free training, tutorials, or trials. Here’s a couple:
Team Tree House ➞ Codecademy ➞
For our 2014 inaugural week we have approached people in each region and asked them to hold an event to promote coding. If you want to organise your own then please do so and let us know. Remember we can help promote it but can’t help you organise it – this is our “crowd sourced approach”.
If you are a computer programmer, developer or digital professional and would like to offer your services, get in touch regarding next year’s week.
Don’t feel daunted by the prospect of attending a course. The trainers will want you to enjoy the experience and gain confidence. Beginners’ courses are very popular and will assume you have very little or no previous knowledge to get you started. To find your nearest provider just use Google!
According to the EU, there will be a digital skills shortage leading to up to 1.3 million jobs remaining unfilled by 2020. Our mission is to ensure the adult population doesn't miss out on the digital opportunities.