THE LATEST IN TECH, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
This week I met up with Natasha to hear about her journey into the tech industry and life as a backend engineer at Peak.
Unbelievably, it’s been six months since I started my first professional role in software development. It’s been incredible, and while some days I don’t think I’ve learned anything, there are definitely a few small lessons I’ve picked up along the way.
I’ve always had a need/passion for helping people, as cliched as that may sound. Having worked in education, with refugees and asylum seekers, and most recently, in a BME (black, minority ethnic) charity, it came as a surprise for many when I decided to enroll in a software engineering bootcamp.
Last week we met with Kasia to find out what life is really like working for a company in the blockchain space.
After 20 years in the media and marketing industry a ‘pot-luck’ opportunity put Caroline at the start of a new career path; one that has helped her grow and empower and inspire other women.
This week we met Kat to try to get a little insight into life at r3 and learn more about what kind of new tech they are using.
Have you been thinking about changing career? Want to become a software developer but don’t have the skills. This is the 12 month account of Debora Piu who went from being an events manager to an employed software engineer in 12 months.
Kateryna Portmann, Product Manager at Medopad tells us how she transformed her career after leaving academia and moving to the UK to join one of the coolest healthtech start ups in London!
Because the pay gap is real. And it affects employees, attitudes and competitiveness.
After a degree in Politics of the Economy, found out why and how Eugenia changed her own future.
Laura Malcom, UK & Ireland COO at Avanade, shares her thoughts and insights on the future of being a women in this very exciting and fast changing technology industry.
Riana Patel, Senior Product Manager at Oxford VR, talks to us about her passion for the intersection between tech and mental health, and the amazing diversity initiatives and statistics that Oxford VR has to offer as an employer.
Opportunities in Tech are abundant right now, but its not only coders who are in demand.
When it comes to simply taking that first step towards coding, I think the thing that flings most people into an endless abyss of procrastination is the age-old: “There’s so much out there: I don’t know where to start!” Well, panic no more. Before you dive into the nitty-gritty, might-as-well-be-Greek sounding words like PHP, IDE, Erlang and the Document Object Model, ZOOM OUT. Step back. Breathe, and pace yourself. Before you get to any of those details, it’s so crucial to start from the basics.
In this article, we will take a look at the history of programming languages, how far they’ve come, and where they are today. After you’ve read this article, you should have a deeper appreciation and understanding of the technology around us that has changed and continues to change our world.
This week marked the completion of my first six months at Microsoft as a full-time software engineer working on Cortana for Windows. It feels like it was just yesterday that I walked into Microsoft’s Lift London office and crossed off day one of my career. This early-in-career checkpoint left me feeling reflective about the growth I have experienced and the lessons I have learnt.
After a successful 9 years in healthcare, both as a Registered Nurse and a Registered Manager, worked in Australia and UK, last year I made one of the scariest and bravest decisions of my life to change my career. I decided to leave nursing and healthcare altogether and learn something new and completely different.
Today I am saying good bye and thank you to Technology Will Save Us, where I have been working as a junior developer for the past 7 months. As a reflection on my time here and in the interest of helping other people, I have compiled a few bits of advice to pass on to people like Past-Louise as they start (or want to start) work as a web developer.
SCC’S own Laura Wiltshire shares some advice and encouragement for any of you feeling that ‘Imposter Syndrome is holding you back from reaching your potential.
No one person’s career journey is ever quite the same, and we are all at some point in our careers, going to be challenged - whether that be when transitioning, advancing or returning after a career break. For many of us women in tech, hills have been climbed, corners turned, and hurdles have been jumped to get to where we are now - and many of us will say it was ALL worth it!
2018 has been a blast, so what better way to see it off than getting inspired by three ladies who have rocked the tech industry in the last year?