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You will see in this quest the food industry is far from finished in its digital transformation and journey to a new future of work. Given how difficult it is for the industry to find enough workers right now, let alone those with the digital skills sought out almost universally, it is tempting to start a scramble for technology talent. However, another approach is likely to work better. This is where as a women returner you can make your mark and by upskilling yourself and develop much sought after digital skills you will put yourself as a forerunner.
Python is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language that emphasizes on code readability. Even as a beginner, due to its syntax resembling the English language, you can read through Python code and make some sense of what is going on. It also forces you to write neat code right from the get go and this is an exceptionally useful habit to get into for beginners. Python is one of the most beginner friendly programme languages which non coders can pick up quickly.
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In this example we will code a project, which replicates the running of a food factory that produces cake.
This project will help you develop an understanding how coding is used in the food industry. As part of the activity participants will design a software in which the factory workers will be able to;
- Display the list of products
- Display the ingredient stocklist with quantities and prices
- Log ingredients that have been used
- Show stock to be replenished
- Log quality control results
In order to complete this task you will need to go to the resources section and find the document titled: Python Beginner - Process. Follow the instructions from slide three onwards. You are also encouraged to look at the link https://womenreturners.com/returners/returner-opportunities/ this provides some information on the opportunities you will aqcuire whilst doing the task.
In the resources section there is a fantastic video A look at AAI's Back to Work: Women Returners project in 2021 This video is about some of the challenges women face when trying to return back to employment and how you can empower yourself to get back to work.
In completing this quest you have learnt if you’re looking to make a career pivot into tech or to switch to a more technical role within your field, knowing at least one relevant programming language is a must.
You have completed the first two menu options in the food management software. You are ready to move on to the intermediate level…
- In this example we will code a project, which replicates the running of a food factory that produces cake.
- This project will help you develop an understanding how coding is used in the food industry. As part of the activity participants will design a software in which the factory workers will be able to; display the list of product.
- You develop problem solving. You must be aware of and apply appropriate coding skills for different requirements or scenarios.
- You will develop resilience. Coders and developers gain an ability to move past their debugging frustrations and continue to find solutions to help complete their projects.
- You will develop ability to undertake abstract thinking, the ability to think about objects, principles, and ideas that are not physically present.