According to recent statistics, 80-90% of the tech industry's work force is either white or asian. This means every other ethnic group combined has only a 10-20% reprensentation in the industry.
This needs to change.
Coders of Colour is a organisation set up to encourage and support the youth that are considering pursuing a career in the tech industry.We aim to start by running an introductory coding workshop day where teens will build a website using HTML and CSS.
You will need:
A laptop (if you really cannot bring a laptop, we will provide one)
Either a parent or parental consent
Itinerary for the day:
10:00 to 10:30 - Arrival, setup and icebreakers
10:30 to 12:30 - Coding Session 1
12:30 to 13:15 - Lunch with Panel session
13:15 to 15:15 - Coding Session 2
15:15 to 16:00 - Power down
Photos and videos will be taken at this event. If you are not comfortable with this, let us know when registering.
If you have a technical background and would like to be a mentor, please register as one.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, it's not necessary to bring a printed ticket to the event. Showing the barcode from your phone on arrival should suffice.