What is National Coding Week?
“National Coding Week is a volunteer-led organisation founded in 2014. It aims to help build people’s confidence and skills by encouraging volunteers to run fun and engaging digital events.” – codingweek.org
At Naimuri we have many colleagues who are new to coding, here are some of their stories.
Third year student at University of Manchester, studying Maths,
I was exposed to technology from a very young age and have enjoyed spending my free time playing video games for most of my life. Last year, Naimuri gave me the opportunity to gain experience in coding and development during the summer after my first year at Manchester. I took to it like a duck to water. I enjoyed it so much that I chose all of the coding/computing modules that I could for my second and third year; I asked to come back for this summer and I am continuing to work part time at Naimuri during my third year! I have a very logical mindset with a knack for picking up foreign languages and get a “kick” out of solving problems. So Maths and coding for me are a natural fit.
Recently graduated from Liverpool John Moores University: with 1st class honours in Cyber Security,
Worked in industry for over 2 years, graduated from University of Lincoln with 1st class honours in Computer Science,
I first got into coding purely due to my interest in the topic. This was before I went to university and was still deciding what to do in the future. At that time, I saw that technology, in general, was growing in importance in people’s lives and it made me want to be a part of the growth. So, I decided to take a course in Computer Science to take that first step as a coder. Over the years, I have developed my skills and knowledge in coding as well as gained skills needed to work in the industry through my previous jobs and current job at Naimuri. I always look forward to learning the numerous programming languages that I use in my various jobs and I really enjoy doing so as well. But, to me, the most important thing is being able to contribute in the work that I do.
Placement year at Naimuri, studying Software Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University,
My first experience with coding was in high school when a friend and I ran a modding server for a game we both played. After coming back from the gym most nights, I would find myself fixing broken code for the maps and game modes that we downloaded over the weekend, often getting lost in the code and fixing it. Despite many difficulties I encountered when some of the code that I was working with just wouldn’t compile, I still carried on. Being able to play the maps and the game modes was the biggest accomplishment to me. After college I found myself going back to coding as I just enjoyed the challenge.
Third year student at Liverpool John Moores University, studying Cyber Security,
Video games first sparked my interest in coding while I was in school. Straight after secondary school I started a college course in games development and continued to university on a games programming course, getting my first exposure to software development in C++. This course wasn’t what I thought so I dropped out!
I thought coding wasn’t for me, until I started my current degree. Learning multiple languages and the different applications of these languages really fueled my interest in pursuing it as a career. I found the skills required for coding (logic, problem solving, lateral thinking etc.) easy to pick up and interesting to improve.
After a year in industry working as a software developer at Naimuri and with an exciting career path ahead of me, I can confidently say I’m glad I gave coding a second chance!
Placement year at Naimuri, studying Computer Science at Liverpool John Moores University,
In school, I enjoyed Maths and solving puzzles. So, when it came to thinking about my university degree, I was intrigued by a career that had a problem solving element. With all industry being affected in some way by technology, I chose Computer Science as it seemed to have the best career prospects. I enjoy the programming modules on my course as I get the chance to apply creativity and challenge myself. So, I’m excited to get stuck in and improve my coding skills on my placement year at Naimuri!
We hope you have enjoyed reading about how we got into coding, if you would like to find out more please get in touch. firstname.lastname@example.org
Naimuri are hiring!
Regardless of your coding background or experience, there are lots of opportunities at Naimuri to get involved in our work in cyber security to make the UK a safer and better place to do business.