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Get Into Coding For Women - ilona.tech Bringing 1M Women To Tech

  • A106, Library, Block A Central Saint Martins 1 Granary Square, Kings Cross London N1C 4AA (map)

Coding is a rewarding career, a necessary skill for entrepreneurship, and there is a global shortage of talent. It is intellectually stimulating, financially rewarding, and provides a high quality of life. ilona.tech aims to help a million women to get into software engineering. Be one of them!

Join us for a FREE introduction to coding in JavaJcript, the language of the Web. We promise a fun, female positive environment. Bring your friends for a great night out!

THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU IF

  • you identify as female or non-binary
  • you would like to learn how to code
  • you have thought about a career in coding.

This is a beginner-friendly environment: no prerequisites in computer science or JavaScript expected!

WHAT TO BRING

  • laptop computer (preferably Mac) and charger
  • healthy snacks to eat and share with your teammates

AGENDA

  • 18:00-18:15 Introductions and team formation
  • 18:15-19:00 Installfest, assertions with JavaScript in Jasmine.JS
  • 19:00-20:00 Women In Tech
  • 20:00-20:45 Strings and Numbers in JavaScript, Why JavaScript
  • 20:45-21:00 Call To Action: Choose a clear learning path

ABOUT

Oxford economists predict that up to 40% of jobs will disappear due to automation and AI by 2030. Women are more susceptible to be left without a job due to care-taking and low-skill jobs most likely to disappear with technology jobs increasing the most. ilona.tech aims to bring 1 million women into coding by providing flexible, academically rigorous training. We wish to empower women, companies and society.

This workshop is aimed specifically at women who are considering a career (change) as female software engineers, and would like a clear learning path from zero to their first paid job as a developer. The workshop is the first class of a 90 day Gateway course designed to bring women from zero to coding confidence in JavaScript and prepare them to apply to softare engineering bootcamp.

TICKETS

  • Basic - Attend the workshop, receive workshop materials

  • Premium - Attend the workshop, receive workshop materials AND receive the solutions to take home and complete to 5x more exercises covering all basic JavaScript data types. Lifetime access. Premium ticket holders will also receive 200% (yes!) of their ticket price off the Gateway course if they are accepted.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN FROM THIS EVENT?

Our promise: this event is very hands-on. We take your hand and lead you into both developer and JavaScript jardon, and ensure that attendees acquire knowledge that is useful, accessible and actionable.

  • choosing a programming language to start with

  • preparing your computer environment for coding

  • debugging: making your code pass tests

  • finding a killer learning path: materials, mentors, bootcamps and career counsel

  • pitfalls faces by beginners when trying to break into coding as a career

  • tackling diversity: supporting typical and a-typical female developers