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We’re at the Manchester Digital Skills Festival

Published: February 12th, 2018

This week’s very special in the Code Nation calendar. A time where we get to send time with the people we love most. No, it’s not Valentine’s Day – it’s the Manchester Digital Skills Festival! If you’re interested in a digital career – or if you want to employ people in digital roles – then […]

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How to sell a coding course to your parents

Published: January 23rd, 2018

So, you want to learn to code. You’ve explored your options, and you’ve decided that a coding bootcamp is the path for you. But first, you’ve got to convince your parents to pay for it. It’s a tough sell, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Welcome to your downloadable step by step guide on […]

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What can you actually do with coding skills?

Published: January 23rd, 2018

There are lots of reasons you should learn to code. You’ll have skills that are very in-demand, which means that you can pick and choose work (rather than panic-accepting the job in the local pub) and get paid well for it. You could, of course, end up working for the tech giants, but that’s not […]

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How to think like a coder

Published: January 23rd, 2018

To become a coder, learning the language is step one. But, learning to think like a coder is equally as important. Don’t worry though, we’ve put together the following 5-step guide to get you started: 1. Break down the problem into several smaller problems Don’t get bogged down with the scale of a project, it […]

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Perls of wisdom

Published: January 18th, 2018

As we all recover from the end of the year festivities, it’s a well known fact that January can get us feeling a little down. So, we thought we’d compile some coding quotes from inspirational programmers to lift your spirits. “Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight” […]

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Is your code naughty or nice?

Published: December 8th, 2017

If you haven’t noticed it’s getting very festive around here! We’ve launched #Codemas, our series of coding challenges that could help you to win a free 3 month coding bootcamp which could launch your career as a developer. But, just like Santa, we’ve got a naughty and nice list. Here’s how you can avoid getting […]

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The Autumn Statement sounded good to us

Published: November 24th, 2017

It was pretty cool to see the digital sector get a bit of a focus in the Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday. The sector looks set to benefit from some hefty investment; £76m to boost digital and construction skills, £75m into artificial intelligence, £160m for 5G mobile networks, £100m for an additional 8,000 […]

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Is playing video games a really waste of time?

Published: November 22nd, 2017

Video games can get a bad rep. According to the media, video games have caused rickets, dementia and even Robert Green’s terrible performance in England’s Euro 2008 qualifier. But, it’s unlikely that this $107 billion dollar industry is going away anytime soon. In fact, they’ve been embraced by a much wider demographic – your average […]

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Introducing ‘Transfer’: your JavaScript skills gap solution

Published: November 10th, 2017

Coding is one of the most important skills your employees can have, but not all languages are created equal. Programming languages can be like fashion, or the hokey-kokey, sometimes you’re in, sometimes you’re out. But, there are some languages that endure. In the modern world, languages such as JavaScript are incredibly important. Over 90% of […]

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