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code
03
Dec

A career in coding | Catherine Bowden

I actually fell into coding by accident, as it happens. At school, I was always strongest in maths and science. I quickly realised that I wanted a career in something technical, so when it came to choosing my degree, I applied to study Bioengineering at Imperial College London. Excitingly I was accepted, and off I...
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19
Sep

Six reasons why women should learn to code

On 7 March this year, social enterprise Code First: Girls launched a campaign which aims to teach 20,000 women how to code by 2020. But why does CEO Amali de Alwis believe that we need to “flood the tech industry with women”? Here are six reasons why women should consider learning to code. It promotes...
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17
Sep

You don’t ask, you don’t get | Why coding isn’t just ‘business for boys’

By Melissa McKendry, Vice President, Implementation Services for Retail Banking and Fraud,  ACI Worldwide I have been working in IT for over 20 years and to be honest, until a few years ago, the issue of gender has never been at the forefront of my mind. Dealing with complex IT issues for our banking and...
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23 Code Street featured
12
Jun

23 Code Street launches online course to improve the number of women in tech

23 Code Street, a coding school for all women, has announced the launch of their new pilot webinar course starting on the 4th July. The course has been designed for beginners with no, to very little, previous experience to provide students with a strong foundation in web development- that is, how to build websites and...
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Computer Programmer
16
May

Bank of America Merrill Lynch joins Code First: Girls 20:20 campaign

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) has announced its joining Code First: Girls’ campaign to help 20,000 women in the UK and Ireland code by 2020. Over the past three years, Code First: Girls 20:20 Campaign has taught more than 5,000 women how to code for free, and their alumnae have been hired by a...
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IWD Tech & Creative showcase
31
May

Why can’t girls code? Between menstruation and ovulation they don’t have the time

Girls Who Code have released a video to break the stereotypes surrounding girls and women in the tech sector. Girls Who Code work to close the gender gap within the technology industry. The not-for-profit runs free programs to educate, inspire, and equip girls to pursue opportunities in tech. The synopsis of the video says: “Why...
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Computer Programmer
15
Feb

New study reveals women write better code

A new study has suggested that women are better at writing code than men – but only if hide their gender. In an analysis of the open source program-sharing service Github, researchers found that pull requests, or code changes, made by women who had an unidentifiable gender, were more likely to be accepted than those...
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