Latest Bristol & SW tech news, updates and training dates for your diary.
It started with a car crash and ended with a baby
The first web developer bootcamp to run in Bristol has now finished, and, by all measures, was a great success!
3 of the 4 students were offered paid work placements by Bristol tech companies, with the fourth on maternity leave before starting a work placement later in the year.
The feedback from the companies they are working with has been extremely positive.
The Coding Fellowship combines 12 weeks of intensive teaching, covering the fundamentals of web development, with a paid industry work placement and help to secure employment as a web developer upon graduation.
The course – run at the Paintworks, the heart of Bristol’s creative and tech quarter – is developed and delivered by industry experts, with a heavy focus on project work, using industry tools and practices, and hands-on learning.
It takes students from beginners all the way through to being employable junior web developers, while building a portfolio of work.
We catch up with two of the students on the spring cohort to find out how they are pursuing a new career in coding.
Read our Q&A with Simon & Kasia: (more…)
OUR FIRST STUDENTS HAVE JUST EMBARKED ON THEIR JOURNEY TO BECOMING WEB DEVELOPERS
The Spring Cohort of the Coding Fellowship began on May 9th, based down at Bristol’s Paintworks the fellowship is the South West’s first coding bootcamp. The programme includes a 12 week intensive taught element – teaching the fundamentals of web development – a paid industry work placement and help finding employment as a web developer upon graduation.
The Bristol and Bath region has recently been recognised as the largest regional digital hub in the UK and with predictions that the digital industries will grow faster than any other in the coming decade, it’s a great time to be learning to code and joining the thriving tech sector. You can read more about this in the recent Tech Nation Report.
Last week we were lucky enough to be invited to a meet, greet and showcase event at the Bristol Games Hub. The directors of the Games Hub – Ben Trewhella (Opposable Games) Debbie & Tom Rawlings (Auroch Digital) – had organised a visit from The Observer. The aim of the day was to introduce them to some of the exciting things happening in the Bristol tech & games scene. We found ourselves in the company of a number of really interesting tech start-ups, indie game developers and VR specialists.
“How can I become a web developer?” is a common question we’re asked.
With increasing interest in the web, ‘digital’ and apps, more and more people are attracted to jobs as web developers or programmers, and there is plenty of discussion around coding and learning to code, as digital plays an increasing importance in our daily lives.