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IET supporting the future of UK coding in the south west

07 April 2016


This week, the IET will hold one of its Coding the Future events aimed at inspiring and nurturing the next generation of young UK coders in Swindon.

This week, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) will be holding one of its Coding the Future events aimed at inspiring and nurturing the next generation of young UK coders in Swindon. The event has been developed in conjunction with Intel and will be taking place at its European headquarters on 16 April.

The Coding the Future event will give children and their parents the opportunity to explore in more depth the exciting career opportunities which exist in the UK technology industry. The event, will also present children with a number of coding problems to solve in order to truly experience what a day in the life of a coder is like. This will include developing basic code to create their own computer games and looking at how tricky error codes can be fixed.

In addition, IET experts will be on hand at the event to give children and their parents information about how young people can go about entering careers in the coding, technology and engineering sectors.  

Alison Carr, IET Policy Director, said: “The digital world is evolving all the time – and with it, the demand for more young people with coding and digital skills. It’s great to be working with Intel to promote the world of digital creativity through coding and inspire the next generation to get involved.

“The Coding the Future event will give children and their parents some great insight and hands on experience about what it’s like to be a coder – developing the code needed for the everyday computer processes we often take for granted. What’s more, experts from the IET and Intel will be on hand at the event to give the answers to any of the burning questions parents or their children have about careers in the coding, technology or engineering sectors.”

This event is just one of six other events that the IET is running across the UK. To find out more visit the IET Faraday web page.

Media enquiries to:

Hannah Kellett
External Communications Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1438 767336
Mob: +44 (0)7738 602426
Email: HKellett@theiet.org

Notes to editors:

More about the IET Coding the Future events:

Events will be taking place at:

  • 16 April: Intel, Swindon
  • 21 May: Ulster University, Northern Ireland   
  • 11 June: Thales UK, Glasgow
  • 25 June: University of Northumbria
  • 29 July: IET London: Savoy Place

More about the IET:

  • Interview opportunities are available with IET spokespeople from a broad range of engineering and technology disciplines including cyber-security, energy, engineering skills, innovation, manufacturing, technology, transport and women in engineering.
  • The IET is one of the world’s largest engineering institutions with over 167,000 members in 150 countries. It is also the most interdisciplinary – to reflect the increasingly diverse nature of engineering in the 21st century. Energy, transport, manufacturing, information and communications, and the built environment: the IET covers them all.
  • The IET is working to engineer a better world by inspiring, informing and influencing our members, engineers and technicians, and all those who are touched by, or touch, the work of engineers.
  • We want to build the profile of engineering and change outdated perceptions about engineering in order to tackle the skills gap. This includes encouraging more women to become engineers and growing the number of engineering apprentices.