What’s featured in this episode?
- I struggle to pronounce ‘Evgeny Shadchnev’
- History and mission of Makers Academy
- Computer science at University vs. software development at Makers Academy - what’s the difference?
- Uptake in coding; demand from start up founders and ‘would-be’ software developers
- Locating in London vs. Berlin
- The double challenge of supporting teachers to deliver computing lessons and to increase more diversity into coding communities and tech
- Challenging the notion of coding as non-creative
- The role of coding in leadership and in an increasingly automated world
Quotes from this episode:
- Humble beginnings: ’we started in a really small scrappy office in old St. roundabout with a class of just 9 people.’
- University vs. makers academy: ‘if you want to get a job as a software developer, you don’t need a degree. you need 3 months and a lot of hard work.’
- On London as a base: ’we are operating in London as it is THE tech hub in Europe right now.’
- On the Makers Academy culture: ’Should we really act like grown ups? Maybe not.’
Reading and resources:
Lord Baker Digital Revolution Report
TechLondonAdvs. ‘Women in Tech’ community
Mark Anderson a.k.a ICT Evangelist
Mark is an influential award-winning blogger, author and speaker. Recently recognised in this research as the most influential person in Edtech in Europe and then here as the second most influential blogger in the UK. His blog also won the Education Blog of the Year 2015 in the UK Blog Awards 2015 and second in the Education section of the Vuelio Blog Awards 2015.
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