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Written on Thursday, 10th September 2015.

All the wonderful co-working spaces in Manchester have come together in the name of tech and we’re all hosting events for #NationalCodingWeek!

So, what’s going on, we hear you ask?

Saturday 19th - Sunday 20th September: MadLab - Celebrating National Coding Week

MadLab are kicking things off with a weekend long worth of workshops on 19th and 20th September. It’s going to be a weekend full of learning, coding, talking and as much fun as Manchester can physically muster. You can find out more information here and sign up here. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect:

  • Programming 101: 11am - 1pm, with Drew Morgan
  • Build your first webpage: 11am - 1:30pm, with Daniel Furze
  • Make a Web App with Ruby: 1.30pm-3.30pm, with Michael Josephson
  • Get the Bug for Coding with CodeBug!: 2pm-5pm, with the creators of CodeBug
  • Make a Web App with Java: 4pm - 6pm, with James Heggs
Don’t forget to book your place here.

Monday 21st September: Barclay’s Escalator - #StopTalkingStartDoing

To carry on with the amazing work, Dinal will be leading her #StopTalkingStartDoing event at Barclay’s Escalator (soon to be The Rise Project). Alongside Gemma Cameron and few other wonderful people, Dinal will be teaching attendees how to build their website.

A great event for those looking to dip their toes into the world of tech and understand how they can get online in an easy and efficient manner.

Come along and you'll learn:

  • Basic HTML & CSS
  • HTML structure
  • Adding images and links
  • Add to your own domain
For more info go here and sign up!

Tuesday 22nd September: The Shed - Getting Started: Programming with Raspberry Pi

Come along to MMU’s The Shed on Tuesday 22nd for a whirlwind tour of all the amazing things you can on a Raspberry Pi. All hardware are provided for you on the evening, so you can come along to learn how to build Minecraft, what a Raspberry Pi can do and so much more. No previous Raspberry Pi experience necessary, so come along and join in the fun and learn how you can use the little computer.

For more info and to book your slot click here.

Wednesday 23rd September: Building Blocks - CodeUpMCR

Wednesday sees Manchester’s regular coding meetup take place. Claire Dodd will be leading Code Up MCR, and you can read more about the meetup here. At its new home at Building Block you can join Claire and her team of mentors, to learn how to code, to be there to answer any burning coding questions and to support you on your quest for tech knowledge.

To find out how you can attend check this out.

Thursday 24th September: SpacePortX- McrFRED

The last Thursday of the month can only mean one thing: McrFRED. This month’s instalment will be focussing on life as a freelance Front End Developer. With two talks from some of Manchester's amazing freelancers, you're in for a treat to learn what it means to be a freelancer in Manchester. Plus, Simon's celebrating 30 McrFRED's! Congratulations and hurray for 30 more of the amazing events to help Manchester's Front End Developer community.

Don’t miss out and join the meetup page now.

Friday 25th September: Hello Work - Film Screening "The Imitation Game"

To round off #NationalCodingWeek Hello Work are hosting a coding film, and what film is better than The Imitation Game. Not only does this masterpiece celebrate coding but this great city of ours, reconfirming Manchester as the home of the computer. 

To top it all off, we’re all using #NCWMCR to help keep you up to date with what’s going on. Keep an eye on twitter to see how everyone is getting involved with #NationalCodingWeek! Plus enter this competition for your chance to win tickets to the Future Of Web Apps!

Get involved, and get coding people! 

Written on: Thursday, 10th September 2015