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Find out about how we're getting more women into tech
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It's been an amazing first quarter in 2015.

Our Spring courses are drawing to a close and we've been astonished at the calibre of competition entries we've received. 

Now we're gearing up for a summer of exciting events.

This month we're running our first ever Code First: Girls competition this month find out more below.

Read on to find out what else is in store... 
UX Masterclass @ ThoughtWorks Manchester
What is UX? Why do we even do it? User Experience is behind everything that we do when we interact with software. It's the emotions of getting frustrated when a field gives us a ridiculous error or the happiness when the page loads in time to tell us we're on time for the train. 

Throughout this workshop we'll delve into the mindset of the people using our software, understand their needs and see how we can cater for those. We'll also be creating personas, designing prototypes and develop a potential design for an idea. 
 
Details:
Date: 19th April
Time: 10.00 - 16.00
Venue: Piccadilly Plaza Manchester
Apply here before 30th March to get a space
Events Coming Soon
  • UX/UI Masterclass Manchester apply here (19th April)
  • API weekend workshop London (25th & 26th April)
  • Summer Intensive course London (TBC 22nd June - 17th July)
  • Summer Build London (TBC 20th July - 7th August)
  • Why not to get into retail tech? London (June TBC)
  • Hack Your Career @ GoCardless London (July TBC)
  • Autumn Conference London (October TBC)
Save the date in your diary for the CFG Summer Party on the beautiful roof of Bank of America Merrill Lynch (July 14th) 
 
Watch out for details - tickets will be first come first serve
Courses A/W 2015
We're on the look out for ambassadors for our courses in autumn 2015

Code First: Girls is scaling for autumn 2015 we're hoping to be at courses at more universities across the UK than ever before

If you're a University student who would be interested in coming on board as an ambassador or know someone who would apply here or email your CV and cover letter to info@codefirstgirls.org.uk

What the role entails:
  • Working alongside CF:G team to organise and set up the course
    • Connecting CF:G with the University (careers, societies, departments)
    • Helping to org anise rooms
    • Reaching out to possible instructors
    • Reporting any issues or problems to the CF:G team throughout the course
  • Promoting CF:G courses and events throughout the University and on social media. Including promotion in freshers week
  • Organising social events for students in the course
  • 2 semesters commitment

What we offer:
  • Invaluable experience working alongside a fast growing tech focused social enterprise
  • A guaranteed place on the CF:G course
  • A chance to meet like minded smart and ambitious women who want to code and build 
  • Exclusive invites to CF:G events including the summer party, conference and networking events
  • CF:G Swag and Goodies
Our ideal candidate:
  • Enrolled in full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study
  • Keen to encourage more women to get into technology
  • A great organiser with time to support the courses over a minimum of 2 semesters
  • A keen interest in technology 
  • Involved in student organizations and activities; interested in bringing people together
Hack Your Career @ Thoughtworks
We had an inspiring event at ThoughtWorks earlier this month where we heard from 7 amazing women from the ThoughtWorks team. 
From a variety of background including UX design, web app development and business analysis, they spoke to us about the diverse journeys they took to get into the tech industry and gave some brilliant advice. We also got a chance to pick their brains and eat delicious pizza. 

Thanks again @ThoughtWorks and to everyone who attended. 
COMPETITION TIME
We're offering a set of Code Cards for who ever can answer this question:

Who was the first women to receive a PHD in Computer Science in the United States?

Code Cards (worth £24.99)

Code Cards are a fun, social, offline, card game that teaches you how to code, who launched with a sell out kickstarter campaign. You will receive all 4 packs including HTML, CSS, Javascript and Ruby

To enter please email info@codefirstgirls.org.uk subject line competition entry.
Clotho Wants Your Clothes
Clotho is a sustainable fashion start up set up by Code First: Girls alumna Caroline Wood. 

Join the sustainable fashion revolution...

Clotho is a clothes exchange service which provides a fun, convenient and affordable way to buy good quality second hand pieces. Visit their website to trade in your preloved items for credit to spend on new outfits! 

Or join the Clotho team!

Clotho are looking for girls with entrepreneurial spirit who want a taste of the start up world to help run clothes collections at universities across the UK. Opportunities include: marketing, modeling/photography, operations and more!
Drop them an email vhjtang@gmail.com if you want to know more.
What do you think?
Ada's list want to know your thoughts on government policy concerning women in technology. 

Have you say and fill in the survey here
Job Opportunities
CTO/Tech Lead Opportunity with new start up Scoop

Scoop is a platform for salons and beauty technicians; taking appointments online and effectively marketing a target consumer set. 
We're building a double sided platform to help consumers search for appointments and 'scoop' them in real time. 
Scoop is funded by the Rock Accelerator HBS and is on Techstars accelerator Jul - Sept 2015

Scoop is seeking a CTO to lead product development. Be part of Scoop's founding team.

Skills
  • Excellent consumer skills 
  • Hustle and determination
  • Experience in a start up
  • Leadership
  • Understanding of full stack and databasing 
  • Experience building iOS apps 
  • Strong interest in consumer tech
Benefits:
  • Equity in the company (vesting)
  • Base salary 
  • Opportunity to go to top accelerator program Techstars London July - Sept 2015
Email Riya Khilnani riyakhilnani7@gmail.com with your interest
Carbon analytics are looking for a PHP developer to join their team. 

Carbon analytics is a for-profit SaaS platform dedicated to using great design and cutting edge data technology to do for environmental management and reporting what Mint.com and Quickbooks did for finance

Our user base ranges from small businesses to FTSE 100 companies based in the UK and US. Join the team and help get us to scale. 

Seeking: creative, talented coders who can work with PHP/Laravel (LAMP stack) to implement new features, work with complex data sets and chip in on occasional front-end development (data visualisations, etc).

Contact Colin if you're interested colin@co2analytics.com

We hope to see you soon!


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