Blog post by Andrew Gilchrist, communications officer at the Registers of Scotland.
It was National Coding Week recently, which is part of a global initiative that encourages people to learn digital skills and engage with the coding community.
Coding is a massive part of our digital transformation, as we develop new products and services like the Digital Discharge Service (DDS) and ScotLIS. Below, you’ll find a snapshot of coding at RoS, plus first-hand experiences from some of our own coding specialists.
Working with the experts – CodeClan
One of our most important recent initiatives has been working with CodeClan to develop the next generation of digital professionals at RoS. CodeClan is the first UK digital skills academy approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), and offers a range of software development courses, including a 16-week comprehensive development programme.
With digital experts like Euan Ramsay – CodeClan’s 150th graduate – and James Hardy, we’re well placed to develop new digital services for Scotland. Thanks to CodeClan, James could turn a hobbyist interest in coding into a career, and by working with RoS he’s playing a big part as we transform into a digital-first organisation.
Why development matters
Euan and James aren’t the only digital experts at RoS. Sandy Noble plays a key role in our IT team, and has been instrumental in the development of new services, particularly ScotLIS. This innovative, map-based land and information service will change how both professionals and the general public access property information, and software development has been vital in its creation.
Check out the short video below to learn why developers are key to the success of 21st century public sector bodies like RoS.
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