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Christmas is here!
After an absolutely amazing 2015 for CF: G we're winding down for Christmas, but don't worry it's not for long. Find out more about the fantastic events and opportunities we have coming up for 2016... 
December Update
This month it's all been about events for Code First: Girls. We ran not one, but two Hack Your Career events, including our first ever Scottish event. Not to mention our Masterclass on Git from 8th Light Craftsmen, and our Christmas party!
A Practical Guide to Git, November 24th
We held a very successful "Practical Guide to Git" Masterclass with some talented 8th Light Craftsmen and Apprentices.  If you couldn't make it or want to know more, you can see our tweets from the event @CodeFirstGirls #practicalgit.
Hack Your Career @IBM, December 2nd

We had a brilliant start to our first ever Scottish Hack Your Career event at IBM Edinburgh in December. We're looking forward to running more Scottish events in the future! Many thanks to Saoirse Stankard and Mary Chan, our dedicated CF: G Edinburgh and St Andrews ambassadors who were the CF: G Representatives on the day.
Hack Your Career in Fintech, December 3rd

Our Hack Your Career in Fintech, hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch London on the 3rd of December offered a fascinating insight into the varied career opportunities in Fintech. If you weren't able to be there you can see some of our tweets @CodeFirstGirls #Fintech #Womenintech
Amali de Alwis PWC Blog, December 15th
This month Amali de Alwis, CEO of CF: G, was a panelist on a PwC Passionate about London podcast on Tech talent for London businesses. You can read her blog post here to read more on how businesses can tap into female tech talent from a young age. 
CF: G Xmas Party, December 14th

We had a brilliantly attended CF: G Christmas party on Monday 14th December. It was a great chance to see some old and new faces and have a toast to an even bigger and better 2016. Wishing everyone from our CF: G community a very happy Christmas & New Year!
Spring Summer 2016 course applications now open!


Many of our Spring Summer 2016 community course applications have now opened. You can find the applications on our website under courses here. 

We will be opening all applications from early January, so if your course applications aren't yet open please do Register your Interest here. 

Events We're Supporting
   Women of Silicon Roundabout 2016 Conference 
Thursday January 28th 2016

Following on from last month's exclusive offer to our CF: G community of 5 free tickets and a generous discount on tickets, we are delighted to announce our participation in the conference.

CF: G will be involved in a panel session and running a workshop. It looks set to be a fantastic day, we encourage you to join us! The full day schedule can be found here and registration details here.

In the meantime, why not get involved on Twitter, tweet us @CodeFirstGirls & @MaddoxWinTec #WinTec16 

Look forward to seeing everyone who can make it in January!
Hack Partners are recruiting for a new Head of Operations

Grace Copplestone, CFG 2013 graduate has been working as Head of Operations at Hack Partners. She's moving onto a different role and looking for someone to take on her position. The role is fast paced, very varied and a perfect opportunity for someone to throw themselves into the startup world. As Head of Ops you'd be working alongside River Baig and Alejandro Saucedo who are incredibly driven and happy to hand over as much responsibility as you're happy to handle. Feel free to contact Grace on for more information see the job description here
Two OpenTech roles at CrowdJustice

CrowdJustice is the UK’s first (and only!) crowdfunding platform for litigation. We help people who wouldn’t otherwise be able, to access the courts and the legal system. CrowdJustice are now looking for a multitalented, growth-focused technical lead to join our small team in central London and manage the development of our main website.

Full details can be found here.
Fearless Futures are hiring for a COO

Fearless Futures is a social enterprise that delivers innovative leadership development programmes for girls and women with a focus on gender equality across schools, universities and in the workplace. They are now hiring for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to take the lead in a challenging, hands-on role in an ambitious and unique social startup on its journey to scale and increase its impact.

Full details can be found here. 
Pobble are hiring for Ruby on Rails Lead, Lead Architect, BE Dev and FE/EX Engineer!

Pobble are hiring for a Ruby on Rails Lead, Lead Architect, BE Dev and FE/UX Engineer. All openings and job descriptions are detailed on the join the team page here.
More information about Pobble and the work they do can be found here.

We hope to see you soon!

The CF:G Team
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