Tuesday 10 January 2012

Learn How to Code in 2012

Do you know someone who could benefit from learning how to code? Are your parents looking for a new hobby in retirement? Are your kids looking for wider career options? Send them along to http://www.codeyear.com/ and encourage them to sign-up for the codecademy course. It's free.

Back in November there was an interesting piece from the BBC’s technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones, entitled Coding – the new Latin. Rory referenced a report from NESTA (the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) called Next Gen. Transforming the UK into the world’s leading talent hub for the video games and visual effects industries needs a generation of school leavers who have some skill and knowledge of coding. There seems to be a worldwide push to reinstroduce some kind of computer coding education back into schools. I support that. I certainly enjoyed learning computer skills when I was at school, and I know it benefited me in my career.