Claire founded CodeUp shortly before she started working for Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab) but has since qualified as a teacher of computer science.
Claire is a technology-loving girl geek with a passion for organising events, as well as being a blogger, BCS PGCE Scholar, Custodian of BarCamp Manchester, Founder of CodeUp, and Awesomeness Ambassador for the Django Girls Foundation. She is a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, North West Code Club Champion, National Coding Week Ambassador and Pi-Top Champion.
Drew has been coding since he was 7 years old and has worked in the healthcare, education and finance sectors. Qualified as a physics teacher in 2011, he taught for four years before returning to software development and now works as a full-stack web and applications developer specialising in Microsoft technologies.
Drew is endlessly curious about science and technology and at university studied Physics for two years before swapping to Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence. He plays piano, tuba, guitar and clarinet, regularly goes climbing indoors and is a BSAC Dive Leader and assistant SCUBA diving instructor. Drew loves to share his experiences and ideas and developed the three-part course “Programming 101” for CodeUp which runs a few times a year.
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Jon is a mobile developer and director of Jon’s Apps Ltd, a software development company specialising in mobile development. He has a particular interest in iOS and has been developing apps for the platform since 2009.
Jon works closely with businesses to help develop and progress their mobile strategies and has clients of varying sizes from all over the world.
If you're interested in getting into the world of mobile development or want to talk about the latest up-coming tech then find Jon at one of our sessions.
Ben has been a hobbyist nerd since he was 24 (that's 10 years) and decided to take the plunge into becoming a professional three and a bit years ago. He moved to the Manchester area in 2018 to take up a role as a software engineer at the BBC where he is part of a team responsible for providing NodeJS services that are utilised by a large number of other BBC product teams.
In his spare time, Ben sings for a male voice choir known as The Sunday Boys, and is known to be a bit of a karaoke diva given half the chance.
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Peter helps to run FreeCodeCamp Study Groups across Manchester - including at CodeUp. Passionate about open source learning, mountain biking and Nintendo, Peter is also a long suffering Stockport County fan.
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With a background in physics, Edward spent 7 years developing software and hardware in university science departments. He lead on projects including building a simulated mars rover, automating a telescope in Tenerife and developing web interfaces for instruments like electron microscopes, a radio telescope and a plasma accelerator. He has recently moved to the private sector to see what new skills he can learn there.
In his spare time, Edward enjoys tinkering with electronics as well as photography, bell ringing and playing the piano and ukulele. He is also a trained bee keeper.
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Ruth is the Head of Growth at Northcoders. As well as supporting the Northcoders community, she is also responsible for the company's website and much of their internal codebase.
Ruth believes anyone has the potential to learn to code, and is passionate about encouraging under-represented groups into technology. As well as CodeUp, she is a regular participant in other outreach schemes to encourage more women and minorities into technology.
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Josh also helps Northcoders students prepare for life as a developer after the course. He runs CV writing workshops, interview prep sessions and mock tech-tests. Drawing on his experience in IT recruitment and business development, he ensures students have the information they need to make an informed decision about where they will be working after Northcoders.
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Matt is a Mobile Developer and Computer Science Student at the University of Manchester. He started out by teaching himself Swift, attending CodeUp and then building his first app. Matt has now been doing iOS for the past 4 years.
Chat to Matt (or message) if you are interested in mobile development, machine learning, augmented reality or graphics.
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Harry is a Senior Software Engineer at BookingGo and attends both the Manchester and Salford CodeUp. He Mainly programmes in Java but also maintains applications written with Angular, React and JQuery. Highly performant, scalable API's are what interest him and keep him busy in and after work.
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A native to Manchester, Adam can be found out and about around town and likes to attend CodeUps and similar events whenever his timetable allows.
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He also enjoys networking, finding out about new things, and helping people, which is why he's always creating useful websites like Manchester Tech Meetups (to help find networking events after, attending a few hundred himself), but also takes part in many Hackathons and volunteers whenever possible.
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