It’s been a whirlwind of a week. Monday saw the execution of a fantastic night, hosted by ASOS, at our Do’s and Don’ts of Fashion Tech panel – see Clarice's blog post for a more in-depth outline of the brilliant event.
Code First: Girls was also involved with London Tech Week this week. Running two TechTalent Recruitment workshops in collaboration with Monster UK, the first of which was part of Interop London at the massive ExCel centre. These workshops had been the culmination of meticulous planning and it was fantastic to see them both go so well. The panellist speakers from both workshops were extremely insightful. Attendees ranged from smaller start-up founders to large company HR to budding tech talent themselves, and the diversity made for some fascinating discussions, with many shared stories of different recruitment/retainment practises from all manner of workplace.
Clarice and Amali were also involved as event speakers at Interop and the London Devoxx conference respectively, both representing CodeFirst:Girls in a very articulate manner, as always. This week has really opened my eyes to the reality of getting more women in the tech industry, from the industry’s point of view rather than women themselves. So many companies are desperate to increase gender diversity in their tech workplace, but are unsure how… While no-one has a clear, simple solution, there are small steps being taken – and CodeFirst: Girls’ work is just one of them.
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