Episode 31: Ben Atha on The Developer Academy and teaching Sheffield to code We talk to the founder of The Developer Academy about its blended approach to learning how to code. Iain BroomePodcast15th April 2019Sheffield Digital Festivalthe developer academy Download the mp3 file Subscribe in iTunes Subscribe to the RSS feed Episode 31 of the Sheffield Digital Podcast is here and features an interview with Ben Atha, Director of MilkLab Media and founder of The Developer Academy. We talk to Ben about how the Academy offers Sheffield folk a new way to learn how to code and make a change in their career. From pricing to the importance of face-to-face learning, Ben shares his approach to testing up The Developer Academy so far. He also covers the organisations aims and how the first crop of learners have taken to this new programme in Sheffield. In part two of the podcast, Mel provides a marvellously concise overview of the recently announced Sheffield Digital Festival. If you don’t know what that is, put that right by reading the Festival’s launch post . Other topics include: Sheffield Digital Awards Tech Nation’s 2019 report Bright Doc Makerspace Natwest’s report on female entrepreneurs Good News Corner! Upcoming events and meet-ups It’s a packed show, so off you pop and get stuck in. Don’t forget, if you listen via an app that supports chapters, you can quickly move between sections of the show to get to what you want. Thanks to Rebel Base Media This episode was recorded in the brand new podcasting studio at Rebel Base Media, based at Sheffield Technology Parks. The studio is free to use until June and it’s got all the gear you need to produce a properly professional podcast. You should head over and give it a try. Subscribe to the show If you’d like to have new episodes of the show appear right in your podcast player, you can subscribe via our page on Apple Podcasts or search for us in your podcast app of choice! Notes and links Every episode comes with a list of links to all of the various people, companies and topics that we reference. Here is that list for episode 31. Ben Atha | LinkedIn Milklab – Advertisement Technologies MilkLab Media (@MilklabMedia) | Twitter Home – The Developer Academy Ltd – Learn to code in Sheffield 13 – 17th May, Kollider | Sheffield Digital Festival Fringe | Sheffield Digital Festival KO-HOST at Kollider Field | Print, Film, Digital and Spatial Design Sheffield Content Club Home – Sheffield Digital Awards Tech Show North | 8 – 9 May 2019 | Manchester | Register for FREE eCommerce Show North | 8 – 9 May | Manchester | Register for FREE 25% exhibitor discount at Tech Show North and eCommerce Show North – Sheffield Digital Tech Nation Report 2018 Home – Tech Nation Bright Box Rube Goldberg – Wikipedia W. Heath Robinson – Wikipedia Natwest – The Alison Rose Review New MD at Sumo Digital as it reports 35% surge in revenue Prolific North BirchenallHowden merges with ASK4 subsidiaries – Sheffield Digital Hydra Creative (@Hydra_Creative) | Twitter Come Back – We Have More To Show You Award-Winning UK SEO Company – The SEO Works Elements Technology receive £250,000 investment – Sheffield Digital Katie Attwood on Twitter: “?Cheers to everyone who answered?” Meet our members | Sheffield Digital Become a member of Sheffield Digital Did I miss something you’re looking for? Just get in touch and let me know. Join the conversation We’re really keen to get your feedback on the podcast. You can share your thoughts with us on Twitter or on the channel in the Sheffield Digital Slack community. Thank you for the music Thanks again to Alex Mclean – aka Yaxu – for the show’s intro music, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.