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In the third in our series on Digital Fluency, we are looking at an initiative to encourage everyone to learn to code. We call this initiative, 'Teach the Nation to Code'.
Teach the Nation is a series of free, interactive workshops specifically designed to help everyone to develop the essential skills needed within the technology world. The workshops are delivered virtually by our industry experts in a way that is easy to understand, regardless of background and level of experience.
In this session, QA's David Walker, Data & Digital Transformation Practice Director and John Gordon, Software and Cloud Practice Director will together discuss:
- The reason for the programme and where it came from
- Why we are trying to teach the nation to code (and also to learn about the Cloud)
- Why non-techies should learn to code
- The initiative QA has with younger children - and how to get the next-generation coding
Who will be interested?
- L&D professionals
- Business leaders looking to accelerate digital and agile transformations
- Those responsible for the successful delivery of digital programmes of works including IT Directors, Change Managers, Programme and Project Managers
About the speakers:
John Gordon, Software and Cloud Practice Director
John is a driven technology professional who embraces all aspects of learning development and inspiring others. He has vast experience in software and has a strong passion for cloud-native engineering.
He started his career in the military where he served for 10 years in various roles, including air traffic control, cybersecurity and search and rescue. He was inspired by technology after joining a small software project during the London 2012 summer Olympics.
Subsequently, he has worked for several leading system integrators, delivering software, DevOps and cyber-security solutions.
He joined the QA family in 2017 as a lead trainer and hasn’t looked back since. His motto is: “The most successful people in life are those who empower others to do extraordinary things.”
David Walker, Data & Digital Transformation Practice Director
David is a learning and transformation consultant with 20 years' experience in creating technical and learning strategies for emerging technology and digital transformation.
Currently leading QA’s Practices in Data and Digital Transformation across learning, consulting and apprenticeships, he has developed and launched capabilities and portfolios in agile engineering, design thinking, DevOps, data science, engineering and AI during his time with QA.
David possesses significant experience in developing talent and transformation programmes at scale, which support executive leadership and L&D teams in talent development objectives. He has deep experience across public and private organisations, including sectors such as finance, health, telecoms and government for clients including MOD, DWP, Natwest Group, PA Consulting, Microsoft, AWS and Google.