When new people walk through the Guild doors we are often asked “what is this space” or “who is it for” and often we give the same stock answers that it’s a ‘worskpace’ ‘meeting rooms’ ‘flexible’ ‘networking’ and ‘tech’ and ‘creative’ one thing we sometimes fail to say is that we are also a “learning” space. Long before we opened we always discussed the Guild being used for training and since we opened it has been used for that very purpose but we do sometimes fail to shout about this.

Well that’s all about to change in 2015! As I type we have a workshop taking place in the Library, and we have a number of workshops and teaching classes taking place each week: from Social Media, to Yoga to Confidence. In this blog though we want to highlight a series of workshops that first took place at the end of last year. They were a new type of course for the founders Oli and Pete, but they were also new for us in that we’d never been part of a three day workshop focussing on getting non-techs and beginners to use Git, HTML and WordPress. 

(Oli and Pete)

develop.me recognises that ‘digital’ has become central to most of our every day lives, yet the majority of us only interact with it on a consumer level with no knowledge or understanding of how it works or how best to use it to create and innovate. So back in December they held a workshop here at The Guild. 

One of the attendees was Jesse Stewart who had won a place as part of his winning project at Bath:Hacked, Jesse was a complete beginner and below is his feedback on the workshop:

“I recently took a one-day course in Version Management with Git at develop.me where Oli was the instructor. I came into the course never having used Git before, yet I left feeling comfortable with it. I was shocked at how much I was able to learn in one day. Most of that was due to Oli, and how he taught the course. It was hands-on, and fun. He was great at explaining the material, and at answering any questions that I had. His explanations were clear, and understandable which is important when teaching such a technical topic. 

“I would recommend develop.me, and Oli to anyone who wants to learn about web development. He is a great person, and a great teacher.”

Due to the success of the December course, Oli and team are back this February holding three workshops on 9-11 February, check out the below links for ticket information!
Remember all Guild members receive a discount on the above courses, remember to check the Members Intranet for details!