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National Coding Week returns to Guernsey

The global event was founded in the Channel Islands. Credit: PA

It's good news for technology lovers in Guernsey today with the return of National Coding Week.

The seven day event takes place at the Digital Greenhouse and offers islanders the chance to learn the latest skills in digital technology.

This year's week will feature a series of events with different focuses including:

  • technological advances in the digital sector
  • career development
  • an introduction to coding
  • educational courses aimed at various ages.

Last year's global event saw 4,500 people from novices to coding professionals attend over 300 events worldwide.

Tamara O’Brien, JT’s Head of Marketing, Brand and Distribution, says the event continues to raise awareness of the importance of learning digital skills.

An ability to code is already a useful tool and one that is set to become essential in our workforces as technology advances.

Having built and invested in bringing the Channel Islands among the fastest mobile and broadband networks in the world, JT is keen to promote digital skills wherever it can and NCW is a great partnership initiative for us. We firmly believe that NCW will grow and grow and we’re proud to be a part of it.

– Tamara O’Brien, JT’s Head of Marketing, Brand and Distribution

Lucy Witham, Head of Digital Development at the Digital Greenhouse, was chosen as the Island’s National Coding Week ‘Ambassador’ this year, in recognition of the hard work and support she gave to the event last year.

She hopes to put a focus on young people at this year's event and help them become creators and not just consumers of digital tools.

Our goal is to enable all young people to access the power of technology and become creators and not just consumers of digital tools. Through National Coding Week, we have organised successful coding workshops, Lego robot challenges and engaged with many Island communities. This year we are looking to build on our success and I am pleased to announce that we will also be launching the first Women in Tech group for Guernsey. We will also be holding sessions for parents, guardians and grandparents to learn how to code to support their children.

– Lucy Witham, Head of Digital Development at the Digital Greenhouse

For more information visit: National Coding Week.