The third annual National Coding Week (NCW), organised by Codex and sponsored by JT, was a great success with hundreds of Islanders and businesses taking up the opportunity to learn and develop digital skills.
The week’s programme of events across Jersey and Guernsey ranged from taster coding sessions and Google Analytics training, to a Lego Robot Wars Competition. There were also specific sessions for primary school children and the unemployed.
JT has been shortlisted for a World Communications Award – the ‘Oscars’ of the telecommunications industry.
Global giants such as BT, AT&T, Vodafone and Telstra have also been nominated for various awards. JT has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Connectivity Solution’ category.
The World Communication Awards is the largest awards ceremony in global telecoms. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London in November.
JT has been shortlisted for its ground-breaking Open Roaming M2M solution. This is a managed IoT* network service which enables machines to communicate with each other via a mobile SIM card. The JT service is currently powering over a million devices worldwide, from payment systems in Africa to taxi and private hire firms in the UK.
The third annual National Coding Week, organised by Codex and sponsored by JT, will this year involve hundreds of events across the UK, Australia and the Channel Islands.
Highlights of the Channel Islands event programme include the return of FREE coding workshops including coding for the unemployed, in addition to careers advice sessions, Google Analytics workshops, craft and digital design workshops and even a three-day Robot Challenge culminating in the first Digital ACE Robo-wars.
Taking place from Monday 19th to Friday 23rd September, the objective of National Coding Week is to encourage people to try their hand at digital skills from learning the basics of coding and app development, to digital design and online marketing.
As the Island reflects on another successful Jersey Live weekend, including unforgettable performances from Richard Ashcroft, Madness and Disclosure; headline sponsor JT reveals the technology statistics behind the CI’s biggest music event.
On JT’s mobile network:
– 45,418 voice calls made from the venue
– 169 GB of 4G data used over the weekend – equivalent to uploading 114,937 photos to Facebook, 68,962 minutes of browsing the internet or 86,203 minutes of streaming music.
On JT’s FREE Wi-Fi provided across the site:
– 27 Wi-Fi spots & over 700M of fibre installed
– 3,087 unique devices connected, with 867 GB of data transferred – equivalent for example to downloading 1156 CD’s
Social media: Snapchat was the No.1 social media platform used by 917 different people.