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CodeMill
digital skills
Launch Night introduction
Matthew Skelton
14 Sept 2017, ODI Leeds
Takeaways
•Monthly meetups
•Digital Ambassadors
for Leeds City Region
•Diversity & Social
Inclusion for software
UK digital skills gap
costs £63bn
http://www.britishchambers.org.uk/press-office/press-releases/bcc-shortage-of-digital-
s...
Why CodeMill?
•Shortage of digital skills
•Move to digital service
economy
•Many groups poorly
represented in digital
It’s personal
•Matthew Skelton
•Born in Bradford
•Live in Leeds
•Building software systems
since 1998
@matthewpskelton | m...
What
What is CodeMill?
•Not-for-profit initiative for
Leeds City Region
•Backed by 4 years of
meetups, conferences,
training
•P...
What’s happening?
•Meetup – monthly
•Training for digital skills
•Digital Ambassadors for
Leeds City Region
•Conferences &...
Meetup mission
Showcase people and
organisations doing
great things with software
around the
Leeds City Region
What’s the focus?
•Digital skills:
current/future
•Diversity & inclusion
•Engineering Excellence
•Promote the North / LCR
Current digital skills
•Web / Mobile / Cloud
•Developers, Testers
•Analysts, Product people
•UX, Designers, Coaches
•Opera...
Future digital skills
•IoT, smart buildings
•Robot farms, digital health
•Industrial automation
•Voice-controlled
•AI, Mac...
Who
Diversity for Engineering
•Better solutions
•Wider range of ideas
•Higher profitability
•It’s the Right Thing To Do
Diversity for Engineering
•Women
•BAME
•NEET
•Older people
•People from poorer areas
http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/trailblazer-at-82-japan-woman-creates-app-for-elderly-people-to-stay-active/story...
Partnering for Diversity
•Schools & Colleges
•Housing Associations
•University of the 3rd Age
•Womens’ Institute
•STEM amb...
Industrial Heritage
•Manufacturing
•Expertise in building stuff
•Engineering Know-How
How
So far…
•Wuthering Bytes festival
•Applying for grant from
Royal Academy of
Engineering
•Meetup speakers to
January 2018
Next…
•Tech Talks for Beginners –
1-day training prep for
conferences and meetups
•London – 09 November
•Leeds – 23 Novemb...
Next…
•Internet of Bats (?) :
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust +
Tom Forth + ODI Leeds
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/iot-fundamentals-lora-lorawan-paul-sabadin
Next…
•LoRaWAN – low-power
connected devices
Next…
•Partnership with colleges
and universities in Leeds
for #digitalskills training
(tbc)
Next…
•Conference in late 2018
•“Makers + Manufacturers”
•aka Software for IoT
•Leeds
With…
Sponsors Meetup Events
Training Companies Individuals
Grants Projects
Professional
Bodies
Show me the money!
We’re working with
Part of the family…
PIPELINE Conference
Since 2014
pipelineconf.info
London Continuous Delivery meetup
Since 2012
londoncd...
Meetups
•Speakers
•(We can help with talks)
•Help to run meetups
•SPONSORSHIP $$$
Digital Ambassadors
•Leeds City Region
•10 people in 2018 cohort
•Promoting good digital
engineering in & around
Leeds Cit...
What’s happening?
•Meetup – monthly
•Training for digital skills
•Digital Ambassadors for
Leeds City Region
•Conferences &...
Stay in touch!
http://codemill.tech/
hi@codemill.tech
@CodeMillHQ
020 8798 0885
Intro to CodeMill digital skills - September 2017
Intro to CodeMill digital skills - September 2017
Intro to CodeMill digital skills - September 2017
Intro to CodeMill digital skills - September 2017
Intro to CodeMill digital skills - September 2017
Intro to CodeMill digital skills - September 2017
Intro to CodeMill digital skills - September 2017
Intro to CodeMill digital skills - September 2017
Intro to CodeMill digital skills - September 2017
Intro to CodeMill digital skills - September 2017
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CodeMill is a not-for-profit initiative to provide high-quality digital skills via partnerships with industry, academia, employers, and communities in the Leeds City Region.

This presentation introduces CodeMill and explains our focus, ethos, and plans for 2017/2018 and beyond. In particular, we introduce the CodeMill Digital Ambassadors for Leeds City Region.

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Intro to CodeMill digital skills - September 2017

  1. 1. CodeMill digital skills Launch Night introduction Matthew Skelton 14 Sept 2017, ODI Leeds
  2. 2. Takeaways •Monthly meetups •Digital Ambassadors for Leeds City Region •Diversity & Social Inclusion for software
  3. 3. UK digital skills gap costs £63bn http://www.britishchambers.org.uk/press-office/press-releases/bcc-shortage-of-digital- skills-hampering-business-productivity-and-growth.html https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201617/cmselect/cmsctech/270/270.pdf 75% of employers report a shortage of digital skills
  4. 4. Why CodeMill? •Shortage of digital skills •Move to digital service economy •Many groups poorly represented in digital
  5. 5. It’s personal •Matthew Skelton •Born in Bradford •Live in Leeds •Building software systems since 1998 @matthewpskelton | matthewskelton.net
  6. 6. What
  7. 7. What is CodeMill? •Not-for-profit initiative for Leeds City Region •Backed by 4 years of meetups, conferences, training •Part of a wider family
  8. 8. What’s happening? •Meetup – monthly •Training for digital skills •Digital Ambassadors for Leeds City Region •Conferences & Events •…?
  9. 9. Meetup mission Showcase people and organisations doing great things with software around the Leeds City Region
  10. 10. What’s the focus? •Digital skills: current/future •Diversity & inclusion •Engineering Excellence •Promote the North / LCR
  11. 11. Current digital skills •Web / Mobile / Cloud •Developers, Testers •Analysts, Product people •UX, Designers, Coaches •Operations, DevOps
  12. 12. Future digital skills •IoT, smart buildings •Robot farms, digital health •Industrial automation •Voice-controlled •AI, Machine Learning
  13. 13. Who
  14. 14. Diversity for Engineering •Better solutions •Wider range of ideas •Higher profitability •It’s the Right Thing To Do
  15. 15. Diversity for Engineering •Women •BAME •NEET •Older people •People from poorer areas
  16. 16. http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/trailblazer-at-82-japan-woman-creates-app-for-elderly-people-to-stay-active/story-dyjETlPm1rUSZrJiB8LSZO.html
  17. 17. Partnering for Diversity •Schools & Colleges •Housing Associations •University of the 3rd Age •Womens’ Institute •STEM ambassadors
  18. 18. Industrial Heritage •Manufacturing •Expertise in building stuff •Engineering Know-How
  19. 19. How
  20. 20. So far… •Wuthering Bytes festival •Applying for grant from Royal Academy of Engineering •Meetup speakers to January 2018
  21. 21. Next… •Tech Talks for Beginners – 1-day training prep for conferences and meetups •London – 09 November •Leeds – 23 November •https://ti.to/codemill-digital-skills/
  22. 22. Next… •Internet of Bats (?) : Yorkshire Wildlife Trust + Tom Forth + ODI Leeds
  23. 23. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/iot-fundamentals-lora-lorawan-paul-sabadin
  24. 24. Next… •LoRaWAN – low-power connected devices
  25. 25. Next… •Partnership with colleges and universities in Leeds for #digitalskills training (tbc)
  26. 26. Next… •Conference in late 2018 •“Makers + Manufacturers” •aka Software for IoT •Leeds
  27. 27. With…
  28. 28. Sponsors Meetup Events Training Companies Individuals Grants Projects Professional Bodies Show me the money!
  29. 29. We’re working with
  30. 30. Part of the family… PIPELINE Conference Since 2014 pipelineconf.info London Continuous Delivery meetup Since 2012 londoncd.org.uk Software Engineering Practice Limited Not-for-profit (Limited by Guarantee) | Company Number 8867855 | softwarepractice.org,uk
  31. 31. Meetups •Speakers •(We can help with talks) •Help to run meetups •SPONSORSHIP $$$
  32. 32. Digital Ambassadors •Leeds City Region •10 people in 2018 cohort •Promoting good digital engineering in & around Leeds City Region •Paid (a bit)
  33. 33. What’s happening? •Meetup – monthly •Training for digital skills •Digital Ambassadors for Leeds City Region •Conferences & Events •…?
  34. 34. Stay in touch! http://codemill.tech/ hi@codemill.tech @CodeMillHQ 020 8798 0885

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