It was with some trepidation that 30 young women walked into Level 39 in Canary Wharf for their first session of Code First: Girls, however it wasn't long before they were getting stuck into some of the basics of html (while trying not to get distracted by the amazing views from the 39th floor of 1 Canada Square...)
Over the next 9 weeks they will be learning everything from html to Ruby on Rails, git to heroku and get the chance to meet some inspirational characters from the tech startup world.
On Thursday, Bowei Gai, founder of CardMunch that was acquired by LinkedIn, dropped by. He told the group that as recent graduates, now was the best time to set up their own startups. He made the point that as you get older, you have more and more to lose - a house, a family, savings, even a dog - whereas when you are a student with a zero bank balance, there is so little to risk.
Code First: Girls