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What is Year of Code?

Year of Code is an independent, non-profit campaign to encourage people across the country to get coding for the first time in 2014. Through code people can discover the power of computer science, changing the way they think about, and get the most out of, the world around them.

We will be banging the drum for all the fantastic coding initiatives taking place over the course of year and want to help many more people engage with technology and access important training opportunities.

Over the course of the year we will signpost national and community tech events, crowdsource funding to help parents, pupils and educational organisations. We will commission detailed polling and analysis on how we can take coding far and wide.

Code is the language we use
to instruct computers.

We use code to build websites and apps, design clothes, publish books, make games
and music, and to get the most from technology.

Getting to know code is really important. It means you can be creative with computers,
start your own business or boost your earning potential. It is really simple to learn and
anyone can do it
- not just rocket scientists.

Did you know?

60%

Nearly 60% of
people think
computer
coding is an
important skill

for today's job market

1 in 6

1 in 6 people do
not have basic
digital skills

*www.go-on.co.uk

50%

Nearly 50% of
people would
like to learn
computer
coding

In 2014 we want to celebrate
technology & encourage more
people to start writing code.

In September 2014 coding will be introduced to the school timetable for every child aged
5-16 years old, making the UK the first major G20 economy in the world to implement this
on a national level. This is a landmark policy change that will arm a generation of
school-leavers with the skills for the 21st century, & we want them to make the
most of this first class opportunity.

With a number of like-minded partners we will host events up & down the country. We
want to work with everyone, from small businesses, FTSE 100 companies, music fans,
job-hunters, mums & Lords, to help them learn code & create exciting things on computers.

Will you commit to learning code this year?

You can get started by making your own Pong game with
Kano and Moshi Monsters.

Go to Moshi Pong

Some ways to get started

In the UK we are already blessed with some amazing organisations, big & small who have
been working to help make coding exciting & accessible across the country.
Just some of these include:

BCS
bcs.org
CODECADEMY
codecademy.com
CODE CLUB
codeclub.org.uk
CODE KINGDOMS
codekingdoms.com
CODERDOJO
coderdojo.com
CODE.ORG UK
uk.code.org
DECODED
decoded.co/uk
FREEFORMERS
freeformers.com
FOUNDERS FOR SCHOOLS
founders4schools.org.uk
GoON UK
go-on.co.uk
KANO
kano.me
RASPBERRY PI
raspberrypi.org
YOUNG REWIRED STATE
youngrewiredstate.org

Partners

Albion
BBC
Blaze
Codeacademy
Code Kingdoms
CoderDojo
Decoded
EDITD
Google
Index Ventures
Kano
Million Jobs
Revisionapp
Science Museum
Skimlinks
Songkick
WIRED
YRS

People

Rohan Silva Chairman

Entrepreneur in Residence,
Index Ventures.

Saul Klein Advisor

Investor and Entrepreneur.

James Bilefield Advisor

Digital Entrepreneur,
Advisor & Investor.

Nina Bhatia Advisor

Managing Director,
Strategy and M & A, British Gas.

Suli Breaks Advisor

Poet.

Emily Brooke Advisor

Founder & CEO,
Blaze.

Cristiana Camisotti Advisor

Co-founder,
Silicon Milkroundabout.

Tanya Cordrey Advisor

Chief Digital Officer,
Guardian News and Media.

Sherry Coutu Advisor

Chair,
Founders4School.

Dr. Dan Crow Advisor

CTO,
Songkick.

Ian Fordham Advisor

Co-Founder,
The Education Foundation.

Julia Fowler Advisor

Founder,
Editd.

Jason Goodman Advisor

Founder & CEO,
Albion.

Jermaine Hagen Advisor

Founder,
Revision App.

Christian Hernandez Advisor

Managing Partner,
White Star Capital.

Alex Klein Advisor

Founder,
Kano.

Divinia Knowles Advisor

COO/CFO,
MindCandy.

Baroness Lane Fox Advisor

Founder,
lastminute.com.

Alicia Navarro Advisor

Founder,
Skimlinks.

Kathryn Parsons Advisor

Founder,
Decoded.

Ruchi Sanghvi Advisor

First female engineer,
Facebook.

Zach Sims Advisor

Founder,
Codecademy.

Reshma Sohoni Advisor

Founder,
Seedcamp.

Ben Southworth Advisor

Co-founder,
3Beards.

James Whelton Advisor

CoderDojo Co-Founder,
HWF Founder.

Conrad Wolfram Advisor

Founder,
computerbasedmath.org.

Michelle you Advisor

Songkick Co-founder &
Commander-in-Chief of product.