Code First Girls

25 Jan

Nat Amanfo from our Configuration Team recently participated in a Code First Girls course. Read about her experiences below…

Code First Girls is an organisation that helps women transition into tech roles by introducing them into programming and networking them with tech companies. Their mission is to close the gender gap in the technology industry, based on the belief that women are just as capable as men but lack the support to break into these fields.

 They have a wide range of courses available; Career Switcher courses for women working in different industries but looking to transition into tech, Uni-KickStarter courses for women just leaving university, and MOOCs (massive open online courses) which are free courses that provide insight into programming languages and applications.

When the course is complete, you become part of the Code First Girls Alumni. This allows you to connect with other graduates of CFG courses, attend future seminars and speeches hosted by CFG and grants you the opportunity to become a CFG Instructor and lead programming courses.

The Course

The course I undertook was the Career Switcher course ‘Introduction to Data & SQL’. It was conducted every Thursday evening between September and October for 8 weeks. Each session lasted 2 hours and homework was set after each session….

…to read more about Nat’s experience with Code First Girls click here to download the full text.