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Kickstart your software development career with Agile Huddle 2019

What is the Agile Huddle?

A group of images showing working at Bluefruit and an exhibition.Running 5 – 16 August, supported by the ESIF through The Developing Skills for Business Project, this FREE programme is for anyone aged 16 and over who has a keen interest in a software development career and wants to find out what it’s like to work as a developer. Hosted at Bluefruit HQ in Redruth, and now in its fifth year, you’ll learn more about coding in a professional environment with trainers who currently work in software companies across Cornwall.

Experience the tech scene in Cornwall

There are over 2300 digital tech jobs in Cornwall, according to Tech Nation. Software development is a core part of many of these jobs but getting the hands-on experience to feel confident in choosing software development as a career can be difficult.

Agile Huddle aims to give you the practical experience that you don’t necessarily get in the classroom or learning by yourself. It aims to give you a taste of what a tech career can be like.

This hands-on two week-programme is a great way to expand your coding skills beyond languages and get a taste of what it’s like working in a team, in Cornwall, and with the kinds of development practises and project management that businesses like Bluefruit use every day.

Who’s the Agile Huddle for?

Aside from having a real passion for programming, this two-week programme is aimed at people who are at any stage in their software engineering education or career. So long as you are aged 16 or over, and you want to learn and work as part of a team, we encourage you to apply.

“Opening up the experience of working in technology is really important to us at Bluefruit and as supporters of Software Cornwall. Along with the rest of the tech industry in the county, we’re reliant on people understanding that it is possible to have a career in Cornwall. So, one of the reasons we run the Agile Huddle is to show people with a passion for programming and tech just what’s possible here today and in their future.”

– Paul Massey, Founder, Bluefruit Software and Co-Founder, Software Cornwall

Real world, real code, real processes

During the two-week programme, you’ll get practical experience of what it’s like to work on a coding project, using the skills and Lean-Agile practices that are used by actual software development companies like Bluefruit.

There’s plenty packed into the programme, so here’s a taste of what you’ll experience:

  • Different software development tools, practices and technology
  • Lean-Agile development and project management, like Test-Driven Development and Pair Programming
  • Working in teams in a commercial environment
  • An opportunity to meet and network with local employers in the tech industry

When and where is Agile Huddle?

The programme takes place 5-16 August 2019 at Bluefruit HQ in Redruth.

Join the Huddle

The 2019 Agile Huddle has now happened. For more information on future events like this, check out our training and learning page.

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