Women are underrepresented in the UK’s technology scene. According to the Office of National Statistics’ recent figures, in 2017 only 3.9 % of tech professionals in the UK were female programmers and software developers. Going online enables more women to learn to code.
Anisah Osman Britton started 23 Code Street in 2016 after working in the tech industry and quickly noticed she was often the only woman in a room or the only woman in the room with technical understanding. The school’s mission is to empower all women from all walks of life with the skills and confidence to be technical. This gives them the tools needed to build our futures and shape the future of the tech industry’s culture.
23 Code Street, is a coding school set up to improve the coding skills of all women, in order to improve the number of women in tech. They are launching their new pilot webinar course which starts 4th July 2018, and is 3 months long. The course is designed for beginners with very little to no previous experience in coding to provide students with a strong foundation in web development- in how to build websites and applications for the web. It will be delivered through interactive webinars (online seminars) that will take place once a week. Throughout the rest of the week, students are able to communicate with teachers online through the enterprise chat tool, Slack
As it’s a pilot, the course will be sold at the reduced price of £400!
The course was created to reach people that are not in London, people who can’t afford the price tag of -in person courses- and those who need to learn remotely due to other responsibilities such as parenthood or travel.“Talent isn’t only found in London- we want all women across the country, and further, to have access to high quality technical education. The women who do our courses don’t have to, or want to, become developers necessarily, but instead want a technical understanding which they can bring to the jobs and industries they work in. Others do it to have control of their own business, and others are on the road to become amazing developers. With a workforce that represents our society, we will have innovation that will serve us all.”
“There’s definitely a demand for an online course. Since day 1, we’ve been asked to create something that could be accessed remotely”, says Anisah Osman Britton, founder of 23 Code Street.
23 Code Street has a global impact. Over the past two years, the school has run in person training courses for 8 cohorts of students who have gone on to have successful careers in various industries. 23 Code Street is a school for those who identify as women and non binary people. To them, culture is Queen and at the centre of everything they do.
Moving away from the industry stereotypical culture of ego and competition, they believe in the power of relationships and the importance of peers being a source of knowledge.“Working in a group with just women, we were very supportive of each other and encouraged each other to learn from one another”, says Mina Begum, a graduate from cohort 1.
Part of the fees paid by women on their courses in London pays to teach digital skills to disadvantaged women in the slums of Mumbai.
It recently launched a part- time pilot webinar course in web development for beginners with no previous experience. It starts on the 4th July and is 3 months along. It will be delivered through webinars (which are just online seminars) and throughout the week giving you the opportunity to talk to their teachers on slack (an interactive messaging tool) who will be on hand to offer advice and support. As it’s a pilot, 23 code street will be offering the course at a reduced price of £400.If you’re interested in learning more and signing up for their new course, just head over to www.23codestreet.com or email [email protected] if you have any questions.
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