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

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

CodeUp Manchester is supporting Django Girls

This weekend saw Manchester hold its first ever Django Girls Manchester workshop. Held at MadLab, and organised by Leona So and Claire Dodd, 24 women and 10 coaches spent a day working together to help create websites using Python and Django.

Django Girls believe that the IT industry will greatly benefit from bringing more women into technology. They want to give women the opportunity to learn how to program.

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Attendee Project by Greg Fitzgibbon – Elucigene App

In 2015, CodeUp Manchester attendee Greg Fitzgibbon, worked with our resident mobile app mentor Jon Bullock to develop an iOS app called Elucigene.

Greg tells us that he made this app for a Manchester based Biotech company called Elucigene Diagnostics, who are a manufacturer of genetic testing kits used by healthcare professionals.

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CodeUp Workshop – Programming 101

CodeUp is designed to provide support and mentoring for adults who want to learn how to code for free. However, we also try to put on taster workshops for our attendees to get some more structured guidance on a particular aspect of coding. While we have previously run a number of ad hoc workshops during our sessions, our first official three part workshop has now been fully developed. Continue reading CodeUp Workshop – Programming 101