In March 2021, over 40 different organisations from The Code Community came together at two workshops, generating ideas about how The Code could facilitate effective collaboration and what The Code should tackle as a priority. Signatories were asked to vote on the different ideas, thinking about what they would like to see from The Code in the immediate future, as well as aspirations for the long term. This was then reviewed by the Thinking Group and Advisory Board to create a plan of work.
The Code Team have already started work on some of the higher priority ideas including:
- Developing and delivering a series of online workshop events for Code Signatories covering topics including The Gatsby Benchmarks, COP26: Engineering Engagements and applying an impact framework to outreach activities.
- Launching and growing the Tomorrow's Engineers website which provides guidance and resources for anyone who delivers or funds engineering engagement activities.
- Exploring the data generated by Neon to understand the scope, scale and location of activities/experiences on Neon, any areas of the Quality Standards that the community are struggling with, gaps in experience topic/location areas and EDI criteria used to target. This analysis will be available as a report to the Code Community autumn 2021.
- Working with DfE and CEC to draw together any specific data sets that may be of use to Signatories to help them target their activities to where they can have the biggest impact. This should be available to The Code Community in autumn 2021.
A full report from the collaboration workshops will be shared with Code Signatories and Supporters. If you would like to hear more, you can sign up to be a Signatory or Supporter of The Code here.