The last decade has seen huge investment in technology and computing by the government in
But there is a vacuum in computing expertise. Tech companies live and die depending on the talent they can attract. The demand for web developers, coders and tech aficionados outstrips supply by a great margin.
Below we list some of the groups and businesses that also addressing the need to boost
1 Maker's Academy
Its aim is to teach a computing science course in 12 weeks. The courses are intense: students are selected based on their drive to learn how to code, at pounds 9,600 per course. The academy seeks two types of potential coders: those who are "sick and tired" of waiting for somebody to build what they envision and are willing to do it themselves; and those who want to move out of an unhappy career and into a creative field, like coding. Maker's Academy is based in
Code clubs are free extracurricular coding sessions for kids. There are now almost 1,000 clubs in the
It was founded in
"Children really like playing with games and computers, so it's not a huge leap in logic to think they might actually want to make it." Sutcliffe said of the logic behind starting
Their programs start by teaching basic computing concepts and then on to HTML, CSS and beyond.
It launched this year with a specific aim: to allow people to act on their creative urges. Founder
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