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Episode 1: A Universal Language

Episode 1: A Universal Language

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A discussion with Celine Boudier, team lead of the Code for Life initiative, reveals the importance of teaching children how to code at a young age. We explore how we can start introducing these all important life skills, discuss Code for Life’s accessible and engaging coding games and find out why you should never give […]

Open to technology, open to the world: Code For Life, an open source project

Open to technology, open to the world: Code For Life, an open source project

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Lucy is 9 and she has been learning the basics of computer science with her teachers at school for almost three years, ever since the government made Computer Science a part of the primary school curriculum in 2014. Her parents are proud because they know that learning to code will help Lucy understand the world […]

24 hours later: Ocado Technology reports from the GreatUniHack

24 hours later: Ocado Technology reports from the GreatUniHack

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For many cutting edge technology companies looking for fresh talent, hackathons are a great place to get an insight into what the future of the industry holds. The GreatUniHack is a large scale, 24-hour  event hosted and organised annually by HackSoc, a group of computer science enthusiasts from the University of Manchester. As sponsors of […]

Code for Life, inspiring the next generation of technologists

Code for Life, inspiring the next generation of technologists

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Welcome to the Ocado Technology Webinars, where you can hear from the people building the ground-breaking, game-changing technology that powers Ocado, the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer. In this webinar Celine Boudier, Code for Life team leader, talks about how a group of volunteers at Ocado Technology are creating an educational platform to inspire the […]

Rapid Router game from Ocado gets a Christmas makeover

Rapid Router game from Ocado gets a Christmas makeover

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You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, but do you recall the most famous reindeer of all? Ocado has employed the services of Santa and the world’s most famous red-nosed reindeer to help students improve their coding skills. Used by over 1,400 schools and more than 70,000 individual users, Rapid Router is a […]

Why we’ve open-sourced Code for Life

Why we’ve open-sourced Code for Life

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In the spirit of collaboration, we’ve open-sourced the game and portal of our free Code for Life education initiative. To give you a bit of background, Code for Life consists of free teaching resources, including lesson plans, videos, and the Rapid Router game. To play, pupils use basic programming principles to guide a van to […]

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