Ladies, if you want to move into the tech industry, sign up to this event!
Curious about coding? Want to give it a try? This is your chance, because for one night only, Sky will welcome wannabe software developers into their Leeds Dock office for a night of coding and conversation. You can try your hand at software development to see if you like it, as well as finding out more about Get Into Tech, a free coding bootcamp open exclusively to women.
Why we need more women in tech & how Sky is making it happen
Sky is a tech powerhouse. They build world-leading products from their base at Leeds Dock, ones that are used by millions of people every day, half of whom are women. That’s why they launched Get Into Tech. Because if women are using your products, you need women building your products – yet we represent just 26% of the tech workforce. Sky want to change that.
Their 15-week coding bootcamp offers a crash course in software development. It’s open exclusively to women and covers everything from technology trends to agile delivery, Python to HTML, so by the time you finish, you’ll have the skills you need to break into the industry. Intrigued? Applications are open now and the course starts in January.
Try before you apply at this pop-up coding event
The great thing about Get Into Tech is that you don’t need any experience. But if you’ve never done it before, how do you know you’ll like it? By trying it, of course – and this is your chance. On Thursday 24th November 2022, Sky will welcome potential applicants into their Leeds Dock office for a night of coding and networking, so you can try before you apply.
Drop in any time from 5pm for a hands-on coding session – see if you like it and if you’re good at it, with no strings attached. At 6pm, you can find out more about the course and the career it could make possible with an hour-long presentation from the Get Into Tech team. Then at 7pm, you can speak to Sky colleagues and ask those burning questions, while you snaffle tasty treats.
Hurry – limited places available, sign up now
This one-off event will give you a taste of coding and a unique insight into what it’s like to work as a software developer. It’s just about as laidback as events get – you can stop by any time, whether for the coding session at the start, the networking at the end or the whole event. Why not bring a friend and make a night of it? After all, there are drinks and snacks!
But you’ll have to be quick because there are only limited places and they’re being snapped up fast. Sign up now and secure your place, no pressure – just come along and see if it’s for you!