Code for life - inspiring the next generation of developers

Do you remember when you wrote your first line of code? Lucy and Chris remember. It was January 2016 for Lucy. By now, she is familiar with all basic coding concepts. Lucy is 6 years old. For Chris, it was about 10 years ago, but he wished he had learnt earlier. Chris is 28. In January, Lucy’s teacher introduced Code for Life into the classroom. Ocado Technology's Code for Life is a free, open source project whose first web game, Rapid Router, teaches programming to primary school children. It offers fun activities for pupils and materials to support teachers. When Chris was Lucy's age, nobody told him about programming and now he wishes he had access to tools such as Code For Life. That's why he has been working with a team of like-minded volunteers for two years on the project, helping improve the first web app and think about new ones such as an artificial intelligence game for teenagers, to inspire children like Lucy. Care to help or to know more? You will hear about the Code For Life development pipelines, the new ideas, the volunteering coordination and how the team wants to make sure children and teachers will have the best programming experience.

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