How to run your own coding events: Adam's story

Adam, 17, lives in Belfast in Northern Ireland and runs coding events for young people. Part of our Bitesize world of work series.

I want to get more teenagers involved in the tech industry.

  • Adam is curious about how things are built and started creating websites in his spare time
  • After going to coding events for adults, he decided there should be something similar for teenagers
  • His events bring young people together to learn how to build websites and phone apps.

Adam's career path

What to expect if you want to be an events manager

  • Events manager salary: Variable ranging from £17,000 - £80,000 per year
  • Events manager working hours: Average 37.5 hours per week
  • Typical route: You can do a college or university course in events management but it isn’t essential. You could gain experience of organising events and activities in your social life.

This information is a guide (sources: LMI for All, National Careers Service)

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