Helping female students discover tech with CodeWomen

We have generally observed that females are likely to stay clear of the tech entire world. Whether or not it truly is for the reason that they really feel like an outsider, terrified, or insecure, without having the right guidance and inspiration, they are extra very likely to be discouraged to pursue a profession in this industry. 

At TravelPerk, we want to shut this gap. We want to encourage women to be section of a community where gender does not determine their paths. We want to offer a area where they have equivalent chances to master and grow.  

One particular way we get ourselves involved is by volunteering for CodeWomen. Previous Monday, we invited CodeWomen to our Barcelona HQ, where by we hosted their pair-programming session to provide direction to female learners. 

What is CodeWomen?

CodeWomen is a local community for ladies by gals. Established by MigraCode in 2020, the initiative consists of a aid team for female pupils who aspire to enter the tech landscape. Volunteers from diverse companies aid these learners acquire their specialized techniques and provide vocation information and recommendations. 

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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 educational institutions and companies throughout Europe to foster labor integration and social inclusion. MigraCode aims to give equal entry to schooling, boost get the job done chances, establish a neighborhood, and deliver further assist.  

What is a pair-programming session?

Codewomen hosts two kinds of events for every thirty day period. A person for networking and understanding and 1 for pair-programming. The latter consists of organizing classes with learners and volunteer coaches to give learners assistance on the field or skills they require, perform on current or initiate new jobs, and supply standard tips in accordance to their pursuits. 

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I want to be a volunteer. Where can I signal up?

You can see far more data on how to get included here. You can also access out to our volunteers, Alexandra Yamaui and David Volart, to hear much more about their experiences.