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Careers in Code: The Future of Software, Product & App Development
Wed 7 December 2016, 17:00 – 20:00 GMT
Are you inspired by the potential of digital technology to transform our everyday lives? Do you love the apps you use and the games you play, but think you could do better?
In today’s fast-moving technology-driven world, the skills and attitudes needed to succeed are very different from those taught in traditional computer science, software development or software engineering degree courses.
To discover what this means for aspiring developers, product designers, platform engineers and more, we are excited to present a series of exclusive lightning talks from four of the UK's most respected technological innovators.
>> The Investor
Jeremy Silver, CEO at Digital Catapult, Chairman MusicGlue, Chairman SupaPass, Director of Twine.fm, Council Member of the UK Creative Industries Council, experienced TEDx speaker
>> The Developer
Cyril Silverman, Senior software engineer, building cutting-edge technology for interaction with music at Tido
>> The Designer
James Bickerton, Lead UI Designer at BCG Digital Ventures, Director of BKTN, all-round brand wizard
>> The Founder
Joao Afonso, Co-Founder & CEO at Exclusiph, Founder of Musikki, Head of Technology at Why Portugal.
Update: Juliana Meyer, CEO & Founder of SupaPass, has unfortunately had to pull out of our event at the last minute, so we are especially grateful and excited to have Joao Afonso step in at such short notice.
Ask the experts
Fresh with ideas and questions from the above lightning talks, you will have the chance to quiz each speaker directly about developments in their industry and which skills technology businesses are now looking for in prospective employees, as well as getting hands on with some of their latest tech.
17:00 Doors Open (Refreshments / Networking)
17:45 Lightning Talks ( x4 )
18:45 Tech Demos / 1:1 Q&A (More Refreshments / Networking)
Who should attend this event
School or sixth form college students (years 12/13) learning about computer science, programming or coding and considering a technology related degree at university; interested in a career as a software or platform engineer, website or mobile app developer, full-stack software developer, product tester, DevOps, data analyst, product manager, product or user experience designer.
School teachers, heads of department and advisors interested in the latest sector insights and developments, as well as practical opportunities and projects to support students into careers in technology.
Technology companies looking to connect with schools to help aspiring students gain valuable work experience in the sector.
Why you should attend
If you have ever considered any of the above technology-based careers, you will leave this event inspired and more confident in preparing for a life in code, having gained a unique insight into the latest developments, ideas and opportunities in some of the most successful tech companies in the UK today.
Delivering specialist insight from every angle of the digital industries, our Careers in Code event offers just a taste of our brand new BSc (Hons) Digital Product Development, designed and delivered by industry-leaders to give you the comprehensive education you need to become a career-ready tech graduate.
If you are a teacher and would like to bring a group of students, please let us know as soon as possible by registering in the normal way and specifying how many places you require of each type (i.e. teacher, student).
Places at this event are limited, so please register now by clicking the button above.