CodeUp launches in Brazil!

Last year we decided to make an effort to easily allow anyone in the UK to start their own CodeUp branch. We created a wiki to guide people through the process and help them make a group successful, and thanks to support from Northcoders, we can cover the cost of a Meetup account for each new branch, to ensure volunteers can run sessions without the barrier of associated costs. Continue reading CodeUp launches in Brazil!

Free Adult Coding Sessions Launched At The Media Centre

As featured in Yorkshire Business Daily, October 2016

The Media Centre – the Huddersfield not-for-profit organisation committed to the digital and creative industries – has launched its own CodeUp, a free mentoring program for adults that want to learn to code.

CodeUp, originally founded in Manchester, aims to provide support and guidance to people with all levels of programming experience – from complete novices, to experienced individuals looking to learn their next new ‘language’. Continue reading Free Adult Coding Sessions Launched At The Media Centre

Chance to learn ‘seven languages in seven days’

As featured in Talking Digital, Manchester Evening News, September 2016

National Coding Week is set to take Manchester by storm. The national event aims to inspire people to learn coding and other digital skills, and this year sees the latest installment of workshops from MadLab and CodeUp UK, entitled ‘7 languages in 7 days’ (plus two frameworks, a versions control system, and an unconference…) Continue reading Chance to learn ‘seven languages in seven days’

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

The Story of CodeUp

As featured by National Coding Week, July 2016

CodeUp UK was founded by Claire Dodd. The initial idea was formed in November 2014, and came about by people who wanted to learn how to code, but couldn’t find the support they required.

It was decided that online learning was a great way to grasp basic concepts and get started, but coding in an online learning environment was not representative of how to code in the real world, and neither did it help apply skills to real life scenarios. Continue reading The Story of CodeUp

CodeUp Manchester is supporting Rails Girls

It’s been almost six months since we helped organise the first Django Girls Manchester, and pledged to provide ongoing support for attendees through our CodeUp Manchester sessions. This time, we’re working together with the North West Ruby User group to bring Rails Girls to Manchester, and once again, ongoing support will be available through CodeUp Manchester.

The aim of Rails Girls is to provide tools and a community for women to understand technology, and to build their ideas. This is achieved by by providing a great experience on building things and by making technology more approachable. Continue reading CodeUp Manchester is supporting Rails Girls

Cracking the Code – Club formed last year to help adults learn computer coding

As featured in Talking Digital, Manchester Evening News, July 2016

Born in 2015, CodeUp is the biggest code club for adults in the UK. Founded here in Manchester and going from strength to strength, CodeUp is now set to be launched in at least another seven towns and cities by the end of the year. Continue reading Cracking the Code – Club formed last year to help adults learn computer coding