How can we teach all the kids that want to code, how to code?

A shedcast with Clare Sutcliffe, co-founder of Code Club

By stef

Over the last couple of years I’ve seen many new startups launch. One of the most inspiring, and one that I keep coming back to as an example of “do things that matter” is Code Club.

Code Club is a network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. Initially set up for UK kids less than a year and a half ago they are already branching out to an international audience.

As part of our ongoing series of “shedcasts”, recorded in the Makeshift shedscraper (our two-storey shed, yes really), I asked Code Club co-founder Clare Sutcliffe to come in for a chat.

We talked about the state of software education in Britain, a little about learning “design”, the difference between “ed tech” and “tech ed”, a little about women in tech, some of the real challenges of using web technology in UK schools to teach kids, and what’s coming with Clare’s international focus.