Learning how to code and why it is so important

Following the Rails Girls workshop in mid August, attendee ‘Female Disruptors’ wrote this insightful blog post….

It’s very early on a Saturday morning and a quiet street in Manchester looks a bit out of place. There is a crowd forming outside MadLab on Edge Street and they look like they mean business. Quietly checking their phones, nodding greetings to each other with a conspiratorial look knowing that they are all here for one thing — to learn how to code. Continue reading Learning how to code and why it is so important

Meet a National Coding Week Ambassador – Claire’s Story

As featured by National Coding Week, June 2016

My name is Claire Dodd, and I’m originally from West Yorkshire, but now residing in Manchester. I come from a background of working in credit control and debt collection, but I’ve always been a geek at heart.

I was introduced to the North West tech scene through attending BarCamp Blackpool, and after moving to Manchester in 2013, and being ignited by the passion of the grassroots tech community, I was part of a team who resurrected BarCamp Manchester, of which I am currently planning the third year. Continue reading Meet a National Coding Week Ambassador – Claire’s Story