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Cypher - coding for kids provided in a fun and creative way

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th August 2019
Cypher, the EdTech startup that's teaching children how to code in a creative and fun way, through themed coding camps... With the likes of Erase All Kittens, we have written before about startups that are helping children get ready for a future that is digital. Supposedly, jobs that don’t even exist yet will employ 65% of today’s schoolchildren thanks to the rate at which techno...
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Erase All Kittens - coding for kids

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd June 2019
The London based startup, Erase All Kittens, that's created a game that inspires children to code and teaches professional programming skills. Yes, we know you want to rush through the opening to see if the titular kittens are okay, so we’ll make it short. Our world is ever more reliant on technology. Our own articles have detailed how even things like farming, house building, and gett...
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Startup of the Week - Robotify Vivero

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th July 2018
The startup that's teaching coding by enabling children to control real life robots remotely... We all know that robots are going to have a huge impact on industry in the future, therefore it’s more important than ever that our children learn all they can now about robotics. Of course, prohibitive costs and indeed location has meant that this is often beyond the reach of many children or in...
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Codez Academy empowering young people in Wales to code

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2018
Codez Academy understands that computer science has become as relevant a subject as Maths and English. Here's how they aim to empower the young people of Wales to embrace the world of code and coding.  While most ICT courses give a basic overview on computer use, Codez Academy's goal is to really get into the heart of it and teach young people how to build computer programmes, not just how t...
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3 Career-Boosting Skills That Anyone Can Learn

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th February 2018
Learning a new skill is an excellent exercise in self-improvement. The internet has now made it possible for anyone to learn just about anything that they put their mind to. There are a myriad of skills and knowledge out there, just waiting for you to take the initiative and look them up. Not only will learning new skills help you with your self-confidence and give you something positive to focus ...
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Technically Compatible aims to find you the best IT talent

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st January 2018
On the heels of our article about Pip, the handheld device that encourages children to learn coding, we have another programming-related startup to share. When children are inspired to learn coding and discover a passion for it, they may very well grow up wanting to code for a living. Knowing how to code and actually being good at coding - good enough to work in a company as a programmer - are two...
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Pip says Hello World

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th January 2018
In a world that revolves around computers as much as the sun, interest in coding is not what it could be. People - particularly children - want to play the games made by coding, use the phones that programming makes possible, and try to get around the programming that stops Siri swearing; they’re less interested in actually learning the if() statements and the...you know, the other ones that...
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Should Computer Science be made mandatory at GCSE level?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2017
Startacus co-founder, Alastair Cameron pondered on this very point on LinkedIn last week, and so we thought wise to continue to ask the question. Should Computer Science be made mandatory at GCSE level as a qualification? In the UK, there were apparently more than 5 million GCSE entries across all subjects in 2017, and of those Computing / ICT made up only 67,800 of those entri...
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Code4000 - CODE breaking the cycle of crime

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th February 2017
Code4000 is a UK programme set up to help break the cycle of crime by teaching prisoners coding skills. We found out more about the initiative..  Starting with a pilot of sixteen prisoners at HMP Humber, Code4000 are aiming to build a network of coding workshops in UK prisons, with the aim of giving prisoners a second chance, turning their lives around, and training them in a skills set whic...
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Bits and Bytes - Teaching Kids a Bit about Coding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd October 2014
With businesses and employers looking for more and more, especially when it comes to their tech departments, we look at ‘Bits and Bytes’ an “exciting and fun card game that teaches children the fundamentals of computer coding”. We talk to founder and Startacus Collaborator Andrew Mills to find out more! Bits and Bytes is a card game for children, but tell us a little ...
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