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Published on 9 April 2020 by web editor

CTRL Your Future, News story

  • Pioneering developer Rifke Sadleir to host the IoCoding Club on Instagram 15th – 17th April
  • The IoC also launches new IGTV series that addresses some of the issues in digital today
  • Alongside the IoC’s 60+ online courses, the above is designed to help a larger, more diverse group of people learn new digital skills from home

The Institute of Coding (IoC) has partnered with innovative web developer Rifke Sadleir to host a new coding club on 15th – 17th April. The club will show the process behind creating and launching personalised face filters on Instagram and how to code for the web.

With many people now working and learning from home, the IoCoding Club, along with the IoC’s 60+ online courses, provides an easy-to-access route for people to develop and learn new digital skills. The club will include video tutorials and how-tos, drawing on Sadleir’s recent experience working for brands such as Converse. The club’s tutorials will be accessible for anyone with a passion for coding and are suitable for all levels.

Sadleir said, “I’m really excited to share and teach coding skills to young people across the country. I believe that anyone can be a coder, especially if you’re into problem-solving. I think it’s time we show people that digital skills are not out of reach. The IoCoding Club tutorials are open to all, from beginners to experts, so I really hope this encourages people from all backgrounds to get involved.”  

As part of their wider CTRL Your Future campaign, the IoC has also launched 404 Not Found – a new IGTV series that explores three key issues within the digital industry. The three-part content series features innovative collaborators from the AI, digital fashion and gaming fields, who each share their experiences of working to reboot the digital sector.

Contributors include Stacey Rebecca, a Twitch streamer who also refers to herself as a “fibro warrior” and champions accessibility for all in the gaming industry; Charlene Prempeh, founder of A Vibe Called Tech which explores the intersection of technology, race and creative expression; and Karinna Nobbs, who is behind A Hot Second, the world’s first digital fashion, circular economy concept, which trades physical goods for virtual experiences.

404 Not Found episodes include:

  • Episode one: How Do We Address Bias In AI?
  • Episode two: Is Gaming Accessible?
  • Episode three: How Can Digital Tech Make Fashion More Sustainable?

To be a part of the IoCoding Club, visit @rifke.world or @instituteofcoding on Instagram, and to watch the full 404 Not Found content series visit @instituteofcoding on IGTV.

Update on 16th April 2020 – The dates for these workshops have now been extended. Join Rifke on her channel on April 17th, 24th and May 1st for the IoCoding Club.


Whether you want to find out more about digital, learn new skills, or prepare for your career by studying for a degree, the IoC has flexible digital skills courses for you. Visit our course catalogue to browse our online courses and upskill for your future while working or studying at home. For more information on CTRL Your Future, visit www.instituteofcoding.org/ctrl-your-future.

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