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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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Robotiky- Turns coding into childs play

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2014
Coding is no longer the domain of just the super savvy techno genius that it once was you know - it’s one of a growing group of IT skills which are becoming ever more important in lots of different jobs and businesses. Those of you who are regular patrons of the startup/tech/IT world are probably well acquainted with coding and its useful applications (you may skip the next paragraph if you...
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Concept Cupboard launches Coding Cupboard

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th February 2014
Our friends over at Concept Cupboard have just launched a new online platform, Coding Cupboard that connects in-need businesses with jobseeking student coders. Aiming to help aspiring young coders gain vital commercial experience, build a real portfolio of work and monetize their skills by the time they leave education, Adam Ball, General Manager of Coding Cupboard, said: “I’m ...
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20% discount on Coding Workshops in London

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd January 2014
Update: DEAL NO LONGER IN DATE - DEAL NOLONGER IN DATE. Update: DEAL NO LONGER IN DATE - DEAL NOLONGER IN DATE. Update: DEAL NO LONGER IN DATE - DEAL NOLONGER IN DATE. Update: DEAL NO LONGER IN DATE - DEAL NOLONGER IN DATE. Here at Startacus, we’ve written quite a few times on the importance of learning to code and also some of the coding places and spaces that you can he...
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Top 5 Places to Learn Coding Online

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th October 2013
The popular consensus at the moment is that Coding is the literacy of the 21st Century and therefore by definition should be something which is embraced by all of us. Let’s face it though - if you’re not that technically minded, learning to code might seem like a pretty impossible and unachievable task - one of those things that ‘other people’ should do. But you know what? ...
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Learning to Code - the why and the where

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th July 2013
By now you have probably already got the message that if you haven’t got the skills inhouse, learning to code can be really advantageous to your business success and the amount of money you have to fork out, especially if you are a technology based or digital startup. In the second of his 3 part series on building a high growth web start-up, Craig McDonald Co-Founder of StorkUp, suggest...
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So you want to build a high growth web startup? Part 2

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th May 2013
Last week Entrepreneurial Spark Start-Up Craig McDonald Co-Founder of StorkUp started a 3 part series on building a high growth web start-up. In the first post he highlighted building an awesome deck, prototyping and grabbing yourself some beta users as three key pointers. Here's part 1. This week Craig starts with a typical issue for many starters - getting a technical person on board. Over to C...
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CoderDojo's James Whelton talks to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th April 2013
James Whelton started hacking and coding at just 9 years old. Then just a few years later he co-founded CoderDojo, a free coding club for young people in his native Cork. CoderDojo has now become a global movement with over 16,000 young people learning how to code in 23 countries worldwide. Pretty impressive! With the 2nd Annual CoderDojo Mentor Conference happening this weekend in Slane Castle, w...
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Rails Girls Rocks

by: Startacus Admin ~ 8th April 2013
Just a few weeks ago, a video released by went viral. Featuring tech luminaries such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, its core aim was to spread the word of how important it is for young people to learn how to code. Of course it’s not just young people who can benefit from learning how to code - we all can.So whenever we hear about a project or initiative that aims to inspire, mot...
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