To celebrate International Women’s Day on the 8th of March we’ll be running a week long series of blog posts to celebrate the work we’ve achieved with our sponsors. The third company featured in this week’s series of posts is Google’s Campus…
Another one of Code First: Girls long standing partners has been Google’s Campus (which is part of Googles ‘Google for Entrepreneurs’ business arm). Campus have not only hosted our first ever CF:G Conference in 2014, as well as our highly oversubscribed Summer Intensive courses and Summer bootcamp, but Sarah Drinkwater, Head of Campus, is also on the CF:G’s advisory board.
One of the great points for CF:G about working with Campus has been the opportunity to see one of the UK’s most vibrant and prolific entrepreneur communities in action. Not only do they run over 800 events for entrepreneurs and tech startups every year, but as one of London’s most popular free co-working spaces, they have played host to a significant proportion of London based tech startups at one point or another.
The other great way in which Google have supported us is through their people. Sarah Drinkwater as mentioned has been an incredible support to us both in an advisory sense as well as a fantastic conduit into the tech industry, and we’ve also had individuals such as Rupert Whitehead (UK Developer Relations Programs Lead) and Marily Nika (search insights specialist) come in to kindly speak to our students and community members on anything from how Google works with developers, through to how to work with APIs.
And from the CF:G side, we’re supporting Google’s Campus with their own ambitions to continue to support an inclusive and diverse tech community in London. A huge proportion of Campus’ entrepreneur members are already women, and CF:G plans to continue to send more amazing women with innovate ideas their way to establish and grow their businesses!
Sarah Drinkwater, head of Google’s Campus had this to say about working with us…
"Campus London and Google for Entrepreneurs are committed to helping diverse teams and founders thrive. We love hosting Code First: Girls and fully support their bootcamps which empower young women to upskill themselves, ready for technical roles within startups"
So a very big thank you to Google for their support of CF:G, we love working with you and look forward to continuing to do amazing things together!
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