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Serving to feminine college students uncover tech with CodeWomen

We’ve got usually noticed that ladies are inclined to keep away from the tech world. Whether or not it is as a result of they really feel like an outsider, scared, or insecure, with out the appropriate help and motivation, they’re extra more likely to be discouraged to pursue a profession on this subject. 

At TravelPerk, we wish to shut this hole. We wish to encourage ladies to be a part of a neighborhood the place gender doesn’t outline their paths. We wish to present an area the place they’ve equal alternatives to be taught and develop.  

A technique we get ourselves concerned is by volunteering for CodeWomen. Final Monday, we invited CodeWomen to our Barcelona HQ, the place we hosted their pair-programming session to supply steering to feminine college students. 

What’s CodeWomen?

CodeWomen is a neighborhood for girls by ladies. Based by MigraCode in 2020, the initiative consists of a help group for feminine college students who aspire to enter the tech panorama. Volunteers from totally different organizations assist these college students develop their technical abilities and supply profession recommendation and ideas. 

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What’s MigraCode?

MigraCode is a tech academy for refugees and migrants in Barcelona. It was based in 2019 and collaborates with numerous colleges and firms throughout Europe to foster labor integration and social inclusion. MigraCode goals to offer equal entry to training, improve work alternatives, construct a neighborhood, and supply extra help.  

What’s a pair-programming session?

Codewomen hosts two kinds of occasions per thirty days. One for networking and studying and one for pair-programming. The latter consists of organizing periods with college students and volunteer coaches to offer college students steering on the trade or abilities they want, work on present or provoke new tasks, and supply normal ideas in accordance with their pursuits. 

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I wish to be a volunteer. The place can I join?

You may see extra data on become involved right here. You may also attain out to our volunteers, Alexandra Yamaui and David Volart, to listen to extra about their experiences.

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