Learn to code at free digital occasion

Northumbria University is working a free on-line coding workshop, permitting folks to realize new digital abilities from the consolation of their very own dwelling.

The North East has one of many quickest rising digital and tech sectors and, as a result of present abilities hole, coding is quickly changing into a ability in excessive demand by many industries and employers.

In gentle of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals could also be contemplating their future profession and the way they will turn out to be extra employable.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson not too long ago introduced authorities plans to rework the coaching and abilities system, permitting folks to upskill at any stage of their life and cope with the employment challenges created by the pandemic.

Following this announcement, Northumbria University is as soon as once more teaming up with IT coaching firm QA Consulting, providing a free on-line workshop referred to as ‘Teach the Nation to Code’.

Taking place from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday 17 October 2020, attendees will expertise a day of coaching from their properties, delivered by coding consultants.

The occasion has been organised by way of the Institute of Coding (IoC), an organisation which brings collectively business, authorities, larger schooling and outreach companions to create new programs and have interaction a various group of individuals into digital careers.

The goal is to collectively practice people at diploma degree and above by offering the mandatory schooling and abilities they should compete in a extremely demanding workforce.

Dr Paul Vickers, Northumbria’s IoC mission lead, stated: “There has by no means been a larger want for entry degree coaching to assist folks purchase new digital abilities. Therefore, the Institute of Coding at Northumbria in partnership with QA may be very happy to supply a one-day on-line introduction to Python programming as a part of its profitable Teach the Nation to Code collection.”

Participants will learn the basics of Python, how to install Python and how to create Python applications.

They will also develop more advanced tasks in Python, including all the coding fundamentals, how to process and solve problems with Python code and much more.

The workshop will provide skills relevant to students from all areas of study and job roles, including researchers and analysts.

Previous engagement with sessions has been a huge success, inspiring learners of all ages and interests to explore a career in technology.

The event would act as a good refresher for those who want to stay up to date in their skills, as well as for those who would like to expand their knowledge of the libraries available in Python.

The workshop is also well suited to those with little to no knowledge of Python and does not require a background in computing.

To register for the event and for further details regarding the Teach the Nation to Code workshops, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teach-the-nation-to-code-coding-workshop-tickets-121513886305.

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