Summer coding challenge

A ‘byte’-sized work experience event is being offered to students over the summer holidays to help boost their CVs.

The school term may finish next month but Software Cornwall is offering a two-day taster session in a number of venues in the area.

The ‘byte’-sized sessions are for children who are keen to get into a tech career. It will offer them a smaller version of its week-long work experience sessions. There will be coding challenges and there are no entry requirements except for having a willingness to join in and work as a team.

Available dates are July 30th and 31st at Cornwall College in Newquay, July 6th and 7th at Truro and Penwith College and August 29th and 30th at Heartlands in Redruth.

A spokesperson for the event said: “Whilst school may be out the software industry is still on the lookout for those youngsters who are keen to get into a tech career.

“The two-day taster sessions will have all the coding challenge but with less of the ‘work experience’ involvement. The sessions are set as a challenge for interested students, who do not necessarily have the coding knowledge, to come along and just have a go.”

The sessions are for people aged 14 to 24.

Students can sign up through the Software Cornwall website at

Christiana Richardson