IDCEE 2013: Hacking the future - Laura Kirsop (Growth Captain @ Code Club)

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Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 8-11. Laura's aim is to get more volunteers into schools to create more Code Clubs! Previously Laura worked as an ICT Coordinator in an inner London primary school. She is passionate about teaching children skills to equip them for life in the 21st century.

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IDCEE 2013: Hacking the future - Laura Kirsop (Growth Captain @ Code Club)

  1. 1. Code Club Hacking the future
  2. 2. Image source: http://makeymakey.com/
  3. 3. “For most people on Earth, the digital revolution hasn't even started yet. Within the next 10 years, all that will change. Let's get the whole world coding!“ Eric Schmidt, Google “Our policy at Facebook is literally to hire as many talented engineers as we can find. There just aren't enough people who are trained and have these skills today.“ Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook “Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.“ Bill Gates, Microsoft
  4. 4. At what age did you start learning to code? Under 14
  5. 5. A network of free, volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11
  6. 6. How does it work? + Volunteer + Venue + Projects = Children Code Club
  7. 7. How did Code Club start?
  8. 8. Identifying problems No projects and no time to write them No ‘group’ to belong to. It’ll take a lot of work. You’d have to be crazy to take this on.
  9. 9. Solving problems Write projects to give to volunteers to teach Create a network and brand We’re just the right amount of crazy.
  10. 10. Launch Day
  11. 11. What’s happened since April 2012?
  12. 12. Code Club at Soho Parish School
  13. 13. Founders forum video
  14. 14. Our new friend
  15. 15. Our volunteers @jgwhite “ 1. It’s like being teleported back to when I first learnt to code, when it was just about fun and curiosity 2. As kids, we learned to code mostly from free stuff shared by people just for the fun of it. Kinda creates a virtuous cycle where you feel compelled to do the same.”
  16. 16. Funding partners
  17. 17. Happy growth graph
  18. 18. Right now 1217 CLUBS
  19. 19. Growth targets 5000 CLUBS 1217 CLUBS NOW END 2015
  20. 20. Volunteer recruitment Volunteer recruitment & school liaison
  21. 21. New venues Libraries, community centres and museums etc
  22. 22. Website application Volunteers find venues near them Venues find volunteers near them Potential volunteers Venues
  23. 23. Regional advocates
  24. 24. Who do we need to convince? "Ben came home bursting at the seams with excitement about his Code Club session. He couldn't wait to download it at home and continue. If he ends up working for Apple and keeping me in my old Teachers age Volunteers who to thank!" I shall know Parents Kids
  25. 25. Right now 1283 CLUBS
  26. 26. Ukraine Viktoriya Tigipko, TA Venture director and IDCEE conference organiser
  27. 27. We need you!

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