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coding
23 Code Street featured
08
Mar

Why it’s finally time to learn to code

When thinking about what new skill to learn or a career change, have you ever thought about coding? Every day we all visit websites and use different apps – these are all built by using code. Essentially, code is a set of rules and instructions that we give a computer which bridges the gap between...
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17
Jan

Find your passion and the rest will follow

Moving from working in hospitality to the tech industry could be seen as a strange move for some, however for me, it was as perfect a match as cream and jam on a scone. After running my own bakery for a number of years I decided to take the plunge into tech, more specifically coding....
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03
Dec

A career in coding | Catherine Bowden

I actually fell into coding by accident, as it happens. At school, I was always strongest in maths and science. I quickly realised that I wanted a career in something technical, so when it came to choosing my degree, I applied to study Bioengineering at Imperial College London. Excitingly I was accepted, and off I...
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21
Sep

Closing the tech skills gap: Motivating girls to code

Coding was put back on the curriculum in 2014, and schools across the nation are now taking coding very seriously. It has been estimated that we need another 745,000 workers with digital skills in the UK by the end of this year – but are we doing enough to encourage girls and women into what...
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19
Sep

Six reasons why women should learn to code

On 7 March this year, social enterprise Code First: Girls launched a campaign which aims to teach 20,000 women how to code by 2020. But why does CEO Amali de Alwis believe that we need to “flood the tech industry with women”? Here are six reasons why women should consider learning to code. It promotes...
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18
Sep

“Geeky, boring, coder” Susan Bowen shares how she helped catch criminals in the 90s

“I can either be seen as a geeky, boring coder or as someone that was helping to catch criminals in the 90s,” says Susan Bowen, Vice President and General Manager, EMEA at Cogeco Peer1 who believes the tech industry should do more to inform students of what a career in technology entails. Having spent 16...
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18
Sep

Too few women in tech? Blame 1980s marketing!

Women are rightfully reclaiming their role in the technology sector Often, the technology industry is held up as one of the very worst for gender diversity, yet it has not always been as male dominated as it is today – in fact, from the 1940s, women led major developments in programming and software development. In...
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17
Sep

You don’t ask, you don’t get | Why coding isn’t just ‘business for boys’

By Melissa McKendry, Vice President, Implementation Services for Retail Banking and Fraud,  ACI Worldwide I have been working in IT for over 20 years and to be honest, until a few years ago, the issue of gender has never been at the forefront of my mind. Dealing with complex IT issues for our banking and...
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