DXC Italy employees mentor aspiring programmers through CoderDojo

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In Italy, DXC organizes regular events to promote coding culture and develop coding skills. To do so, DXC Italy has become a part of the CoderDojo initiative, a global volunteer-led community of free programming clubs for young people. CoderDojo is a grassroots organization composed of thousands of independent clubs (called dojos). Supporters of the organization believe that, by […]

How voice-activated technology can transform your workplace

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It’s great asking Alexa or Google Home or Cortana about the weather forecast for Seattle (rain again!), or what “proprioception” means, or who the Washington Nationals are playing tonight. But those are pretty simple transactions: Ask a direct question requiring a narrow, definable answer, and you get that answer. This is very useful as far […]

For workers in the digital economy, staying still is falling behind

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The introduction of computers, the internet, wireless networks, social media and smartphones and other mobile devices into the enterprise world dramatically changed how organizations conducted business. They also forced tech-averse enterprise workers to face a stark choice: Develop new skills (the ability to find information quickly, fluency across multiple communications channels and the discipline to […]

Having the right digital mind-set

“Digital” is used as a title to cover the current business and computing era. Being “digital” is about having the right mind-set. There is no magic course or exam that you can take that will pronounce you as being “digital.” It’s how you apply yourself against the changing landscape of business and technology. There are many […]

T is for Twenty-First Century Digital

This post is part of a series, “Digital: From A to Z,” that explores what it means to be digital. What’s in your A to Z of digital? Find me on Twitter @Max_Hemingway or leave a comment below. The term Twenty-First (21st) Century Digital applies to the current century and how you are using digital to better your organisation and […]

Scratch to Python: Taking your coding to the next level

Following on from my last blog post “How you can begin to Code“, by now you should be getting to grips with a good level of basic coding using games to help you. So where do you go from here? Most of the initial links I listed used a scratch type of game to help you learn, […]

The power of code: Building a robot

  I decided to have a go at building a robot for a STEM session last weekend, to show the power of code (see my last post about learning to code) and how it can be used to control something.  A moving robot is a great visualisation to demonstrate this. After some searching I settled on […]

Learning to code: Where to start

With all the recent STEM activities I have been involved with and blogged about, I have been asked to write some posts around how someone can start learning to code. The school curriculum covers an element of coding with some subjects, and pupils may be lucky to get a BBC Micro:bit or Raspberry Pi, however […]

Feasting your programming appetite with microservices

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I have been coding for more than 25 years and have used more than 18 different programming languages (and their associated frameworks), spanning every programming style from simple scripting, to procedural, to objected-oriented, to dynamic and functional — which is more attractive to the software engineering community these days. Let me confess, every time I […]