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Autumn Courses, Events and More ...

Autumn is fast approaching, but do not fear! This month is jam packed with exciting events to warm your cockles!

Read on for your September dose of CF:G news, including some incredible events, courses and opportunities...
The past month at CF:G

It's been another busy month for CF: G with some exciting news and events. We had an absolute blast at our CF: G Annual Summer Party, ran a Hack and saw some great sites built on the Summer Intensive and Bootcamp! 

Read on for the full low down, and to get your tickets for our incredible CF: G Annual Conference and Hack Your Career events with Accenture, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and LinkedIn this Autumn!

CF: G Annual Summer Party
4th August 


What a success! Our CF: G annual summer party, kindly hosted by Bank of America Merrill Lynch took place on the 4th of August. We had a great turn out from CF: G community who caught up over canapés, drinks and some striking views from the rooftop.

We're already looking forward to next year's summer party!

CF: G Summer Intensive & Bootcamp
July- August 


We saw some amazing sites built during our fabulous Summer Intensive and follow on Bootcamp event, very kindly hosted by Campus London. As ever we were so impressed by the quality of the sites built!  

You can see the Summer Intensive course competition winner site here.

New A/W Programmes Intern!

We're thrilled to announce that Réka Szeremley Öhlin has joined CF:G as the new A/W Programmes Intern! Réka will be working across CF: G community courses and events. We're very glad to have her joining us, and look forward to working together and many of you meeting her over the next few months.

You can read more about her here. Welcome Réka!

What's coming up at CF: G

Hack Your Career with Accenture
Thursday 22nd September, London

We’ve teamed up with Accenture to run an amazing panel and speed networking Hack Your Career event. You'll get the unique chance to speak with Accenture experts working in technology, to help you learn more about the many exciting career opportunities available at Accenture.

Sounds good? Click here for more information & to apply for your place. 

Hack Your Career with Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Thursday 13th October, Dublin, Ireland


Ever thought about how a company designs a tech system that handles billion dollars of transactions per day? Want to find out more on global tech teams manage to work over multiple locations? Join us for our Hack Your Career event with one of our leading sponsors, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and find out more!

Sounds good? Click here for more information & to apply for your place. 

Hack Your Career with LinkedIn
Wednesday 26th October, London

We’ve connected with LinkedIn's Hilal Koc (LinkedIn's Partner Program Lead for Europe, Middle East & Africa) to run a workshop with Q&A session to help you learn more about how to put your best professional foot forward, and establish a LinkedIn profile that can enable you profile your professional successes in the best possible ways. 

Sounds good? Click here for more information & to apply for your place. 

CF: G Annual Conference 2016- Applications now open!
Saturday 12th November, London




Applications have now opened for our annual conference! We've got a jam packed agenda brimming with exciting panels, technical talks, a careers room & much much more! Have a peek at this year's agenda and apply to secure your place here. If you want to attend do get your application in early as this event will be heavily oversubscribed, registration will end on Friday 30th September.

Want to support the conference? We're now looking for conference sponsors, full information here. Do spread the word!

CF: G Autumn Pros course applications open!
Mondays, October 17th - December 5th, London


The CF: G team are super excited to launch our fourth Code First: Professionals course! Following the amazing success of the last CF: Pros course this summer, we are launching a new course to kick off in October!

These are paid courses for working women, and provide the same excellent instructors and learnings, so that women who are already working get better skilled to their jobs, and don’t miss out on amazing tech opportunities.

Do sign up and share with others who might be interested. More info on our website here: Code First: Professionals

Courses

Autumn/Winter Courses!



 
We've just opened applications for fourteen of our Autumn/Winter courses! If you're a student at Birkbeck, Brunel, City University London, Dublin Institute of Technology, LSE, Bath, Bristol, Oxford, Sheffield, Aberdeen, UCL or Imperial, Manchester spread the word and get applying!

If applications for the course at your university aren't yet open, you can register your interest using the form on the same page here. You'll then be emailed when the application form for that course is live.

Keep an eye on our websiteTwitter & Facebook page as we'll be opening more courses very soon!

A Call for Instructors!

We are currently looking for instructors on the following CF: G community courses: Bath, Bristol, Warwick, Liverpool and Manchester. If anyone is interested in these roles, do let us know!

We'd love to have you join the CF:G volunteer team. Whether you work at a uni STEM department, local company or even if you've done a course and want to consolidate your learning, then get in touch

You can read more about the role here, and see some of our current instructors on our newly updated Meet the Instructors page.

CF: G Alumni we want YOU!

Have you done a CF: G course, now hooked on coding and looking for your next challenge? Calling all past CF: G alumni: we want you to apply to join our AW 2016 courses as Assistant Instructors!  This is a great experience to further build on your tech skills and mentor the next cohort of tech savvy CF: G students.

If this sounds like a challenge you'd like to accept, then register your interest here.

Events We're Supporting

Women of Silicon Roundabout Conference
27th October, London


Women of Silicon Roundabout Conference is back this Autumn! Check out the jam packed agenda of inspiring speakers and workshops on some of the most exciting topics in tech right now. 

Not only is there an incredible line up, but as our lovely CF: G community you get a whopping 20% discount off the usual registration cost. Type in the CF: G discount code "CFG20" to claim your discounted pass price here.

Jam Conference
4th November, London
   

Building products is hard. The JAM Conference is the ideal space to scratch your own itch and learn from those who’ve been there and done it. Each year, JAM gives you a peek behind the scenes of the most exciting companies around.

This years Conference will feature inspirational people from companies including, TransWise, Ocado, The Guardian, Deliveroo, Lyst and Mondo, to mention a few. Satisfy your curiosity, get inspired, meet friendly people and ... eat great food! 


Click here for the full line up and tickets. We hope to see many of you there!

Capco Digital Hackathon
16 - 17th September, London
   

 

Capco Digital is hosting a unique event inviting talented designers and developers to come together with representatives of Monzo and Loqr to showcase their best ideas from authentication to personalised banking. The event is a great opportunity to explore the Loqr and Monzo APIs as well as networking and opportunity to win some great prizes!

Click here for more details and for entering the Hackathon.

Stylist Live
13th-16th October, London
   

Need some Autumn inspiration? Free on October 13th – 16th? Then get your tickets for this Autumn's Stylist Live festival! There's an amazing schedule of over 150 inspiring talks and workshops, not to mention the 100+ boutique pop-ups and free pampering given to every guest. As if that wasn't enough reason to grab your tickets, CF:G will also be returning to run Coding Masterclasses - do come say hi!

Click here for the full line up and tickets. We hope to see many of you there!

Discount Tickets!

WOW Talks
20th September, London


    

On 20 September 2016 WOW Talks is holding its first ever flagship event - Women in Tech - to inspire women and showcase the world of technology and the variety of careers ‘tech’ encompasses. Taking place at the Royal Geographical Society and supported by the Mayor of London, this event will feature some of the most inspiring female tech entrepreneurs and trailblazers who will share their very personal stories. 

Grab your tickets here and use the code "CFGwow2016" to get the special Code First Girls discount. 

ThingMonk IOT Conference, Diversity scholarship
12 - 14th September, London
   

CF:G is delighted to announce that 15 scholarships for @OpenSensorsIO will be allocated on a first come first serve basis for this exciting ThingMonk event.

This event brings together technologists and designers building core infrastructure for IoT for 2 days of awesome, unique talks on topics including bots, industrial automation/industry 4.0, machine learning, time series data, programming language choices and UX. These are talks by practitioners.

Click here for tickets. We hope to see many of you there!

Blog posts...

Learning to Code with CF: G by Karisma Parkinson


      
This month the CF:G team caught up with the brilliant Karisma Parkinson, project consultant on Global Markets Technology at one of our leading sponsors, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Find out more about the skills she learnt on her first CF: G course this spring!

Read here for the full blog post.

Luciana Carvalho Se Blog post


      
One of our amazing One's to Watch 2016, Luciana, is on a one-woman mission to demystify tech. Read about her passion for the industry and how Virtual Reality is set to change the way we live and work, as part of the women in STEM series.  

Read here for the full blog post.

Congratulations to...

Members of our community doing amazing things:
 


Kornelia Szabo

Kornelia was awarded the Women in Tech Scholarship from ThoughtWorks and Makers Academy 

"I started my coding journey in May 2015. I originally studied psychology but started to teach myself some code and quickly realised that I liked it. I started to attend lots of fun meetings, like the Code First: Girls beginners and Python advanced courses and the Summer Bootcamp. I built my own website just after 6 months. Through the tremendous amount of help from CF: G courses and coaches I was super keen to join the industry.

When I heard about the Makers Academy and ThoughtWorks Women in Tech scholarship I was super excited and I pushed myself to do the best interview possible. Being able to go to Makers Academy and work for ThoughtWorks in the near future means the world to me right now. It's a dream come true."

Members of our community doing amazing things:
 


Catherine Heath

Catherine Heath is a freelance blogger and content writer for the tech and startup industries. She first discovered the world of tech through participating in a Code First: Girls beginners HTML & CSS course, and loved it so much she also took an advanced Ruby course. She volunteered as the very first CF: G community blogger and is now a full-time freelancer, after benefiting from the support of the amazing CF: G community.

Read more of Catherine's writing on her website here.

Have you recently started a new role in tech or entrepreneurship? Have you presented at an amazing conference, won an award or built something exciting?

If so, we want to know about it!

Email your name, role, and company name with a picture to info@codefirstgirls.org.uk, and we'll be picking out the best to profile in the next newsletter.
 

Alumni Wall of Fame

We launched our Alumni Wall of Fame last month and want to continue to share our amazing community success on our website. 

No story or success story is too small! let us know if you've recently achieved something tech-related, whether that be switching to a developer role, working at a technology company, or anything else tech related, 

Nominate yourself or someone you know to be featured on the wall here.

Opportunities
CF:G Jobs Blog

Each month companies submit vacancies to our jobs board, and each month, we feature a select few below. To view the full selection and apply, visit the jobs board.

If you're a company looking to place an advert, do feel free to fill out the form on this page. We'd love to share your opportunities and vacancies!

 
Junior Web Developer

Looking for an entry level junior web role where no computer science degree is necessary? Then apply to this role at We Are Telescopic. Get involved in creating all kinds of websites, apps and digital installations.
 

Database (SQL) Developer

Brompton Bicycle Limited are looking for a SQL Database Developer to support the Senior Systems Engineer in developing business critical internal systems. 


To view the full selection of jobs and see more information about these roles, check out our jobs blog

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