Helping female students discover tech with CodeWomen

We have generally noticed that women are likely to stay clear of the tech planet. No matter if it can be simply because they really feel like an outsider, frightened, or insecure, devoid of the appropriate assistance and enthusiasm, they are a lot more very likely to be discouraged to pursue a job in this area. 

At TravelPerk, we want to close this hole. We want to inspire females to be element of a local community in which gender does not determine their paths. We want to give a space where by they have equal opportunities to study and develop.  

1 way we get ourselves involved is by volunteering for CodeWomen. Previous Monday, we invited CodeWomen to our Barcelona HQ, the place we hosted their pair-programming session to present guidance to feminine college students. 

What is CodeWomen?

CodeWomen is a neighborhood for women of all ages by women of all ages. Launched by MigraCode in 2020, the initiative is composed of a assist group for woman learners who aspire to enter the tech landscape. Volunteers from diverse corporations assist these students establish their technical skills and present vocation advice and guidelines. 

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What is MigraCode?

MigraCode is a tech academy for refugees and migrants in Barcelona. It was launched in 2019 and collaborates with different universities and corporations throughout Europe to foster labor integration and social inclusion. MigraCode aims to give equal obtain to schooling, enhance operate options, make a community, and give additional guidance.  

What is a pair-programming session?

Codewomen hosts two forms of functions per thirty day period. 1 for networking and finding out and just one for pair-programming. The latter consists of arranging periods with college students and volunteer coaches to give learners steerage on the market or capabilities they want, work on existing or initiate new jobs, and give general ideas according to their interests. 

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I want to be a volunteer. Wherever can I indicator up?

You can see far more info on how to get involved right here. You can also achieve out to our volunteers, Alexandra Yamaui and David Volart, to hear much more about their encounters.