Coding is not new; teaching it to children, however, is. At KidsProgramming we believe that coding should be treated as an important and serious subject, not just because there will be a strong demand for computer programmers in the future, but more importantly because coding teaches kids how to think, how to learn from errors, how to solve problems; these are all skills that go beyond being able to write a computer program.

We have taught our children to grow vegetables, build a house, forge a sword or blow a delicate glass, bake bread, create a soufflé, write a story or shoot hoops.

Now we are teaching them to code.

We are teaching them to code, however, not so much as an end in itself but because our world has morphed: so many of the things we once did with elements such as fire and iron, or tools such as pencil and paper, are now wrought in code. We are teaching coding to help our kids craft their future.

Kids Programming merges two skills I thoroughly enjoy: computer programming and teaching. As an IT Security Specialist working in Information Technology and research for almost two decades I have used programming on a nearly daily basis and over the years I have become to realise it’s one of the aspects of my work as an Information Security I enjoy most. As a researcher, I have found immense satisfaction in passing on knowledge to keen students, and have been rewarded by multiple certifications.

Kids Programming is a proudly local institute – I have lived in East London for over a decade and morning to drop my son off at school I keep thinking about myself about the future of our kids and IT education and although some of our activities with schools run across London, most of our time and effort is spent in our local area. Our bursary scheme is a way to give something back to the broader community.

More about the founder
My Name is Mohammad Naushad, I am an MSc Student in Cyber Security at Northumbria University and previously a student at Stanford University in Computer Science: Class Validation

I am a senior Cyber Security leader, an advocate of Cyber Criminology and Computer security advisory board member of a number of governments, non-governments, Universities, business, NGO organisations around the world. I’m a highly motivated security specialist with a consistent record of going the extra mile to meet objectives with demonstrable experience to effectively detect, prevent, and respond to cyber threats against infrastructures.

You can find more about me on: www.naushad.co.uk

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