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Learn to Code in Augmented Reality

Learn to Code in Augmented Reality

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Using ARKit to put Rapid Router in the real world Code for Life’s first open source game, Rapid Router, introduces primary school children to the world of coding as they program a van using Blockly and Python to navigate different road maps, visiting houses along the way to deliver groceries (if you haven’t already, give […]

Four reasons to be happy about the release of Kubernetes 1.7

Four reasons to be happy about the release of Kubernetes 1.7

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We’ve been keen advocates of Kubernetes since its inception, and the latest release has piqued our interest even more. As the container management system has been adopted in more production environments, it has continued to deliver significant improvements and upgrades, demonstrating that the Kubernetes community isn’t likely to become complacent anytime soon. Kubernetes was initially […]

Analysing UX to give Code for Life a makeover

Analysing UX to give Code for Life a makeover

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Now the Code for Life initiative has reached the 100,000 registered users landmark and our bigger and better website is live, we thought we would take a look at how the team approached user research and the role this has played in our recent updates. Why bother with UX? A UI (user interface) designer decides […]

Over 100,000 schools and students are learning to code with Rapid Router

Over 100,000 schools and students are learning to code with Rapid Router

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Code for Life, a voluntary-based initiative launched by the Ocado Foundation to support the new primary school computer science curriculum, is announcing that it has set a new record for the number of students using Rapid Router, the free and open source game developed by Ocado Technology together with specialist ICT and computer science teachers. […]

Ocado Technology releases major update to Code for Life website and teaching materials

Ocado Technology releases major update to Code for Life website and teaching materials

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“The kids love it! They all want to move onto the next level, they want to be further on than anyone else.” – Mandy, ICT teacher “You can hit all of the computing curriculum, in a structured way. It is perfect for teachers who are struggling.” – Rob, ICT teacher “When I came across Code […]

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 […]

Rapid Router educational game from Ocado gets a Christmas makeover

Rapid Router educational 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 worldwide, Rapid Router is […]

Playtime with the BBC micro:bit – getting to grips with new education technology

Playtime with the BBC micro:bit – getting to grips with new education technology

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The BBC micro:bit is finally out! Last week I headed over to the University of Hertfordshire to have some fun programming it. Mike Platt, from the university’s School of Education, was very welcoming and lent us some of the precious micro:bits to play with. There were around 10 teachers from nearby schools, teaching mostly Key […]

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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