National Coding Week is a volunteer-led organisation that enables people to develop their digital skills and confidence. At Informed Solutions, we value all opportunities to reach our full potential, so we took the chance to celebrate.
This week at Informed Solutions we have been celebrating National Coding Week. In order to celebrate, our team wanted to shout about the digital skills they have learned and use on a day-to-day basis.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Celebrating <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NationalCodingWeek?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NationalCodingWeek</a> with our outstanding team of technical experts! <a href="https://t.co/k2Zd5hI2Ar">pic.twitter.com/k2Zd5hI2Ar</a></p>— Informed Solutions (@InformedTweet) <a href="https://twitter.com/InformedTweet/status/1042812059841425409?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">September 20, 2018</a></blockquote>
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National Coding Week is a volunteer-led organisation that aims to build people’s digital confidence and skills, which resonates strongly with our core values. Through our InformedACADEMY we actively believe in upskilling our people, our clients and the wider community in a wide range of digital skills, no matter how digitally literate they are. Our staff come from a variety of workplace and academic backgrounds with degrees varying from Geography and GIS, Maths and English to Computer Science and Business, to name a few.
We feel it’s really important for everyone at Informed to have a grounding in coding no matter what their background or future role is. Whether they go on to have careers within software development or take up other specialities such as interaction design, user research, testing or delivery management; this foundational learning will enhance their chosen career path and give them an appreciation of what it entails to deliver a digital solution.
In addition to developing our people’s skills, working with local schools to develop digital skills is very close to our hearts; and in particular, an initiative our graduates are very passionate about. We have a number of academic alliances who we work with to support both the development of digital skills that already form part of the curriculum, as well as those that may perhaps sit outside their core subjects (e.g. agile skills). Developing an understanding of different digital skills and the potential career opportunities that go alongside these is not only key to support the future economy and but also to ensure increased diversity within our sector.