A Career in Coding

Careers guidance20 minsFREE

Key takeaways
Learning the importance of a solid business plan.
Marketing pitfalls and how to avoid them.
The benefits of good connections and self belief.
Jez WhitworthHost: Together with a background in software development and his teaching experience, Jez is able to create innovative and exciting approaches to deliver fun and creative lessons for all ages and abilities. He is Head of Computer Science at a special needs school and is the founder of First Coding which offers creative coding courses in and around the Salisbury area.

Do you have an interest in coding but don't know how you can turn coding into a career? In this class, Jez gives an honest talk about how he started his own business in coding. Students will learn how he took the leap and many lessons he learnt along the way. He’ll go into more detail about the preparations he made before launching the business, the importance of marketing and publicity and how, even in a digital age, making connections can be the difference between success and failure.

A really useful class for anyone interested in coding but also for students who want to get an insight into setting up their own business and learn tips along the way to making a success of it!

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

All students, especially those interested in starting their own venture or learning more about some of the opportunities available for coders!

Class requirements:
You will need a laptop or device with internet connection to watch the class, as well as a pen and notepad for taking notes.
What to expect:
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