Hanging up the Code Club hat

As many people know one of my favourite things to do on a Saturday morning for the last (almost) 3 years was to head into town of an early morning and put in a couple hours worth of work in the office before heading over to Derby Central Library where I would teach a class of children all about coding through the nationwide CodeClub organisation.

It is something that many who know me will recognise as being something I am incredibly passionate about – teaching children and helping shape the next generation of programmers and developers.

In recent months not only did our Code Club receive “Star Club” status, but I was also named as the “East Midlands Code Club Champion” – most likely because I never stopped talking about how valuable activities like Code Club is to young children.

It is with a heavy heart that I must (for now at least) hang up the Code Club hat and walk away from running the weekend classes in Derby – for now the arrival of my son and other personal matters mean that I need to take stock and re-evaluate where my time is being spent.

I’ve enjoyed every moment of running the club and all the children that have come through the various cohorts. I look forward to one day being involved once again but for now – I’m logging off.