Food, Coding, Weekend
Food, Coding, Weekend

Food, Coding, Weekend

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2 King Edward Street

London, United Kingdom

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Stemettes invite you to a weekend of creativity and making with women in STEM. The event will be hosted by Head Stemette, Anne-Marie Imafidon. 


Coding weekends are about bringing people together to create amazing things using computers. We think it's really sad that some people have never had proper fun with creativity and computer science, so we want to give you the opportunity to explore and play about in the creative, exciting world of technology. Have a look at one of our previous codeathons to see what it's like.


Despite the thousands of women already working in the UK's Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields, there exists a lack of young talent in the pipeline. Join us to experience building your own app and seeing how it's done at companies like Bank of America Merrill Lynch. The event promises to provide a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with STEM professionals and discover new opportunities over light refreshments in a relaxed atmosphere. 


  • Girls aged 5 all the way up to 22.
  • Parents/Guardians. If you're under 16, you'll need to have an adult with you. On the plus side, we'd love it if they helped out with making your game or app!
  • Women (and Men) with a STEM background and are interested in inspiring the next generation. (see below for more details)


10am – 5pm, Saturday, 8 October 2016
10am - 5pm, Sunday 9 October 2016


Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 2 King Edward St, London EC1A 1HQ

What you need to bring

  • Yourself and any great ideas you have.
  • If you have access to headphones, please bring them with you.
  • We will provide everything else. 

Running order


10:00 - Guests arrive. Preback forms handed out.
10:30 - Welcome and ice breaker. Event introduction.
11:00 - Brief given, ‘teaches’, begin mini-projects
1:30 - Lunch
2:15 - Return to projects
3:30 - Afternoon tours
4:15 - Continue projects
5:00 - Wrap up and power down. End of the day.


10:00 - Ice breaker and daily brief session. Event introduction.
10:30 - Back to projects
1:00 - Break for lunch
1:45 - Resume projects
2:45 - Break
3:00 - Finish projects
3:15 - Presentations, demo day begins
4:15 - Prizes
5:00 - Feedback forms handed out. End of day

Are you interested in helping children learn to code and discover making? 

We are looking for adults who have a STEM background to help the girls learn to code in Python and show them the range of possible careers you can do after studying STEM subjects. 

All you need to do is provide inspiration and help the girls with their projects when they get stuck. 

We will provide food and reasonable transport costs to helpers. 

Register as a Stemette Supporter.


Tools we will be using

Cloud9IDE - Online platform for writing and compiling code
Python - Wonderful programming language
HTML - Language of the Web,


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Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. The company serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries globally. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses, offering an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking and Global Markets and serving the needs of corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. The company is a long-established participant in EMEA with a presence since 1922.


At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, technology underscores everything we do. From trading and research applications, sales, trade processing and risk management to portfolio management, payment services, security analytics and relationship management, being at the cutting edge of technology is essential to the success of our company.


 About the Stemettes - We're running a series of panel events, codeathons and exhibitions this year for girls from 5 years old right up to female university students. We'd like to show them amazing women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics careers. 


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