About Us

Primary pupils sitting at desks, using tablets

Our Purpose

Standup Computing aims to broaden children's understanding of what computing involves. The current computing curriculum focus on coding, however there are many other careers within technology which could appeal to a new audience of children.

By introducing new technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, at primary schools, we hope to spark an interest in this computing revolution and encourage more children, particularly girls, to maintain their interest as they move into secondary school.

Our workshops help fill the gap between the current computing curriculum and the emerging needs of technology employers.

Nick presenting at the front a classroom

About Nick Nurock, Founder

Nick has worked as a software developer in industry for twenty years. He joined Transport for London in 2010 where he played a lead technical role in their contactless ticketing project.

He subsequently managed TfL’s apprenticeship and graduate software schemes for five years, championing early career opportunities. Along the way, he's learnt a lot about what young people enjoy about tech careers, the preconceptions that wrongly become barriers to them joining, and the skills that employers are looking for.

Nick has been a STEM Ambassador since 2015 and has created and delivered engaging technology and data workshops to over 3,000 primary and secondary pupils across London. Whilst he launches Standup Computing, he is continuing to volunteer as a STEM Ambassador and has run a Code Club in a local primary school.

He also volunteers as an Enterprise Advisor with the Central London Careers Hub , where he supports the Careers Lead at an alternative provision school to develop their careers strategy.