Can older people learn to code?

Can older people learn to code?

It can be difficult for older people to feel like they belong among coders. For too long, the field has been dominated by stereotypes that say new technologies are only accessible to the young. As a result, people who don’t fit in that group don’t pursue a career that...
How to write a graduate software developer CV

How to write a graduate software developer CV

Deciding what to put in your CV can be a tricky task, especially in a technically complicated field such as development. Fortunately, there are a few steps that you can follow to ensure that your CV follows the ideal template. We’ll be sharing our tips in this...
How do I become a developer?

How do I become a developer?

It’s tempting to think that there’s one single way to become a developer. “Just take this certain path and you’ll have everything you need for a life of JavaScript and C++.” Things aren’t quite as simple as that though – and that’s a good thing! Development is a...
Will A Computer Science Degree Make Me Employable?

Will A Computer Science Degree Make Me Employable?

When looking for the right degree, one of the most important things a hopeful student can do is ask which ones have the best employment rates. Although there’s often a lot of advice telling you to “follow your passion”, getting practical about what you want after...
What’s life as a developer like?

What’s life as a developer like?

There’s still a lot of confusion about the life of a developer. Even the very word ‘developer’ (or ‘coder’ and ‘programmer’, which are also frequently used) sounds confusing. “What am I developing?” you might think. “It all sounds pretty difficult!” Fears like these...
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...

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