CodeClan offers free sessions during National Coding Week

September 17th, 2017 by Sandy

During the National Coding Week, a series of free events will be held in Scotland from 18th to 24th September, with Edinburgh encouraging adults to try coding and to consider it as a career. CodeClan is offering free sessions at its Edinburgh and Glasgow campuses. They will be hosted as hour-long lunchtime sessions from 12:30pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, at Edinburgh and on Friday, at Glasgow.

The sessions aim to teach the participants how to write code and also how they could change their career. Why Learn to Code is a guide produced by CodeClan, available on their website and downloadable. Scotlands digital tech industry, set to become the fastest growing by 2024, will create nearly 12,800 job opportunities in and industry, seeing unprecedented demand for digital skills from employers.

This annual celebration is in its 4th year and growing in popularity. CodeClan gives students the opportunity to retrain and get into the digital industry, by finishing their Professional Software Development course. The graduates are offered employment within 6 months, or sooner, on completion of the course. Events hosted by Women Who Code and Codebar are supported by CodeClan, during the National Coding Week. Both are free sessions to sign up. Introduction to Ruby is a workshop by Women Who Code, at 6:30am, on 19th September. Another coding workshop by Codebar is on 23rd September.

The founder of National Coding Week, Richard Rolfe, said it was created as the industry needed something to address the ever growing gap in skills. They also believe that coding is fun and fantastic as a skill and should be opened up to more people, he added.