Code Club

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Since last week I have had the privilege of volunteering on a weekly basis at a Code Club held at Hull Central Library. The Code Club teaches 9 to 11 year old children how to code. It starts with using the MIT software Scratch and then advances to teach CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) which is used as a formatting tool for HTML documents and then goes in to JavaScript.

I think its amazing that children from a young age get to learn these skills and I know I certainly wish I had the chance to learn more when I was younger.

I was in conversation with the Code Club on Twitter previously and they asked if I would be interested in volunteering and my reply was “I do not have enough knowledge”. I am now glad I took the next step and questioned my ignorance. The only skills you need is the ability to read. All the documentation is available for you to follow step by step and there is a teacher version as well as a child version.

I would highly recommend becoming a volunteer and searching the Code Club website to see what clubs are running near you. Not only are you giving to the community but you are also in a position to learn new skills of your own.

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E-commerce Report

Today in college I submitted a report on E-commerce. I had to write about the advantages and disadvantages to both customer and the retailer.

I then wrote about how the Data Protection Act was relevant, as well as the Freedom of Information act, the Computer Misuse Act and a few other legislations.

I will update this blog once I get my results!

 

UPDATE:

I got a distinction for my report 🙂

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Where it all begins…

Why are we here??

At the time of writing this first blog, I am currently a student at Hull College studying an Access to Higher Education Computing Diploma with the efforts to go to University in September 2016.

I went to a very useful seminar where I was advised to start a blog which showcases my skills, knowledge and interests hence why I have started this blog – my online portfolio.

Rather than it all just being about me, I would like to make this blog useful for enthusiasts, and people who may be wanting to follow the same path, by providing information and tutorials of things I have learnt along the way.

The main categories of this site will include:

  • Computing
  • Maths
  • Gadgets
  • News

If you have any suggestions then please feel free to get in touch.

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