Seven years on and the sentiment of Tim Berners-Lee’s quote still rings true. New technologies become available to us and use of the web becomes integrated into more of our daily tasks. As it grows and becomes more entwined into our lives, the need for the next generation of developers to be trained becomes ever more important.
Since September 2014, coding has been included in the national curriculum in UK primary and secondary schools. Traditionally the fast moving pace of our industry has made it difficult for schools to keep up with the current trends and technologies but organisations such as STEMNET have aided this by connecting schools with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Ambassadors who can use their real world experience to inspire and encourage young people. Together with Code Club – “a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11”, the next generation of developers are learning the core skills necessary to take our industry forward.