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Aug 06

6 Fears keeping you from starting your own businesss

It’s completely normal to have tremendous doubts about investing time, money and energy into launching your own business. In fact, it’s one of the most nerve racking things you’ll ever do in your life –– but it’s also one of the most rewarding.

I get it, I’ve been there myself,...

Jun 28

Alumni stories - Lily Bruns from CNX Web

What do a messenger bike service, a jewellery designer and an avant-garde nude photographer have in common? Lily Bruns – digital nomad, former IOC student and the #girlboss behind the startup Love is Creative.
Oct 03

Women In Tech Series Heather Cabot

Welcome back to our series focusing on amazing women-in-tech! In the second article in this series, we talked to author of Girl Geek Rising, Heather Cabot.

In this chat, we talked about Heather’s rise as an anchor-turned-journalist-turned-lecturer-turned-author, as well as some of her views about some of the most critical...

Aug 18

Women in Tech Series: Laura Roeder of Meet Edgar

We talk to Laura Roeder, founder of Meet Edgar, one of the world’s most popular social media scheduling tools, which turned over $4M in revenue in just 2.5 years. In this interview, Laura tells about her journey from running her agency to running an incredibly bootstrapped startup.

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Jun 26

3 Reasons to learn coding in an immersive environment

To start, I want to ask you a question. Think back to the last class you took. How much do you still remember?

If your answer is ‘not all that much’, that’s ok! You’re just experiencing the very natural phenomenon known as ‘the forgetting curve’, coined by Hermann Ebbinghaus, a...

May 31

Student Spotlight: Annie Moon-Arkell of Mo Creative

Better known as “Mo” to her closest friends, Annie is a bonafide hustler. She went from bartending to formulating marketing strategies for a major e-commerce retailer in one swift career move. Never one to get too comfortable, she took the ultimate plunge and decided to open up her own digital...

May 31

10 jobs you'll get if you learn coding

Coding is only useful if you want to become a web-developer. Right? Wrong.

So very wrong.

More and more employers are looking for people with coding skills to complement their existing skillsets. In fact, big players like IDEO CEO Tim Brown and Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, are huge advocates...

May 24

Alumni Stories - Millie Cooper of Design by Mouse

Coming in hot at number one among search listings for “Sydney Freelance Designer”, Millie is a force to be reckoned with in her field. She came to us with a specific goal in mind: to finally be able to speak intelligently to her team of developers. As a business owner,...

Feb 28

5 skills digital marketers need to know

Digital Marketing is currently one of the most in-demand skills. In fact, according to LinkedIn, digital marketing related jobs claimed multiple top 20 spots in both 2014 and 2015.

Because of its growth, marketing has become an incredibly broad field, with many different disciplines coming under its umbrella. As a...

Aug 24

How learning to code can benefit your business

When I first launched my business, the Media Institute, I pretty much had the web skills of a monkey. In fact a monkey probably had better web skills than me; my skills didn’t exist whatsoever. As a former journalist I’ve always been good with words, that’s my thing. Tech skills,...

Jul 09

Why I decided to learn to code in Bali with Institute of Code

Flashback to a year ago and you probably couldn’t pay me to learn to code. The task seemed overwhelming, impossible to tackle and frankly boring – especially when I envisioned my options: trying to go it alone with online courses or Youtube tutorials or signing up for a physical course...

Jul 08

Haley Unscripted - The Institute of Code

“Lifelong learning is extremely important to me. Attending The Institute of Code is a brilliant way of up-skilling while also being on holiday and enjoying every second.”

Haley is one of our past students who trekked all the way from United States to Bali to join us on our