The fourth National Coding Week 2017 – founded in the Channel Islands by former headteacher Richard Rolfe and tech entrepreneur Jordan Love – was a great success with record-breaking engagement, both at events and online.
In the UK, people from all walks of life attended sessions from coding for beginners to advanced skills over the course of the week (18-22 September). Locally, more than 200 people went to events held at Jersey Library and Guernsey’s Digital Greenhouse, which ranged from augmented reality to women in technology. At least 2,400 children also gained a ‘Digital Badge’ for National Coding Week by taking part in an online course at school, learning essential skills such as password and social media management, and being aware of ‘stranger danger’.
The week prompted over 7,000 Tweets, including engagement from the BBC Academy, GCHQ, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) OpenCourseWare and Cisco. There are now close to 3,000 Followers of NCW on Twitter. As well as the Channel Islands and UK, events were held in the US and Australia.
Find out more about coding week here.