Perls of wisdom

Perls of wisdom

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...
We’re at the Manchester Digital Skills Festival

We’re at the Manchester Digital Skills Festival

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...
How to sell a coding course to your parents

How to sell a coding course to your parents

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...
What can you actually do with coding skills?

What can you actually do with coding skills?

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...
How to think like a coder

How to think like a coder

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...
Is your code naughty or nice?

Is your code naughty or nice?

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...
The Autumn Statement sounded good to us

The Autumn Statement sounded good to us

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...
Is playing video games a really waste of time?

Is playing video games a really waste of time?

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...
From Cabin Crew to Coding

From Cabin Crew to Coding

Jacqueline Taylor had worked as a member of Monarch’s cabin crew for 12 years; when the company ceased trading Jacqueline didn’t know where to turn, until that is she saw our offer via Code Nation and decided to give computer programming a go… Here’s her story: “I was...

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