OVO Volunteers Coach Code-Curious Local Kids
25 February 2016
- OVO Energy’s CoderDojo events soar with success
- Free opportunity for local next-gen kids to learn coding skills
- The first regular CoderDojo in Bristol is looking for local volunteers to help spark bright young minds
A recent workshop held at OVO Energy’s headquarters in Temple Quay, Bristol, saw volunteers from OVO’s 100 strong tech team help 50 local children learn the latest codes to hit the keyboards. Looking to welcome even more youngsters to the next event, OVO is calling on local tech savvy gurus to volunteer their skills to supercharge the next coding sessions.
Coding is an incredibly important skill, opening the door for next-gen whizz kids to endless career opportunities; it's even earned a slot on the national curriculum. As a company with technology at its heart, OVO teamed up with CoderDojo to spark imaginations of youngsters and boost their skills to enable them to build apps, innovative games and even create new emoticons.
CoderDojo is a global network of computer programming clubs for young people and OVO will be hosting quarterly events at its premises for children aged 7 to 17 years to learn the language of code.
Mariano Albera, Chief Technology Officer of OVO Energy commented:
“Coding is a skill that is increasingly shaping our world, and here at OVO we recognise that tech savvy talent is invaluable. For this reason we want to ensure that as many children as possible are being given the opportunity to learn and develop.”
The next CoderDojo is scheduled for 16th April. Want to get involved and share your coding know how? If so, OVO would welcome any techies here in the South West to get in touch to sign up to become a volunteer.
Not sure your skills are up to scratch? That's ok too. It is a fun opportunity to help brush up on your skills, as well as a rewarding experience helping spark bright young minds.
OVO has been residing in its Bristol headquarters since September 2012, over the 3 years the company has grown to now house 951 of Bristol’s finest and brightest.
At its heart OVO has a passion for technology and a firm belief in redesigning life's essentials to be better for everyone. Recently announced ‘Winner of the Which? 2016 Energy Customer Survey Awards’ OVO champions simplicity and puts people first with restless optimism, creativity and empathy.
OVO Energy is located at:
1 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol, BS1 6ED
3 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JQ
CoderDojo’s mission is to “grow our network of affiliated clubs to reach as many children as possible”
- Founded in 2011 in Ireland , there are now 750+ Dojos in 59 countries
- Each Dojo is a local, independant club that follows the CoderDojo Charter
- CoderDojo’s vision is a “world where every child has the opportunity to learn about technology for free and be creative in a safe and social environment
- CoderDojo is a wholly non-for-profit community and all Dojos are free of any charges to all participants
- There are 103 Dojos in the UK
- Dojos range from 15 kids up to 100+
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Headquartered in Bristol, OVO Energy is the 10th fastest growing business in the UK, and one of the leading independent suppliers in the UK energy retail market. OVO was founded in 2009 by Stephen Fitzpatrick who set out to create a better energy company. Since entering the market, OVO currently has 600,000 customers and has created over 900 jobs.
OVO’s guiding principles are simplicity, transparency and fairness in all of its operations: making the energy industry easier for consumers to understand and making sure prices reflect the actual cost of doing business so customers know they’re getting a good deal.