Monday, 23 April 2012

Coding for all?

Is coding becoming a required skill outside of the IT professional sector? Would it help if more colleagues were able to understand the basics when discussing a project or is it best left to the professionals? Writing on his BBC technology blog, Rory Cellan-Jones, describes who he met and what he learnt on a day’s coding course – ‘Decoded’. The other participants were advertising executives with no previous knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript. They wanted to understand digital consumers better and at least try and be able to ‘talk the language’ in the future, even if they will never have to use it directly in their own roles. Rory himself, after struggling to make a basic application with the help of the group, describes how it has given him ‘new insights into the development of our digital world.’ Who in your company would benefit from such a course? Read the full article here

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