Glasgow: CodeClan Digital Diversity Group

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Join CodeClan for a welcoming evening of conversation about diversity in the digital industry.


The Digital Diversity Group (DDG) holds quarterly events for all to learn and discuss issues around inclusion, diversity and equality in the digital industry. The event is open to all and aimed at those working in or interested in working in the digital industry.


In this edition, we'll be delving into ethical programming, how to address the technology gender gap, starting with 'scenic career paths', and something many of us will have experience of, imposter syndrome; which we will explore with elements of Google's #IamRemarkable training programme.




Speakers and Panel Guests

We’ll hear individually from our guest speakers, who are challenging stereotypes and discrimination; changing the attitudes of others in the digital industry, before it’s over to you! We’ll delve deeper into the issues raised and stories shared with an open Q&A session with our speakers' panel.

This month's speakers:

Emily Milne - Head of Student Services at CodeClan

'I chose to become an #IamRemarkable facilitator after participating in a workshop that we ran at the graduation of the #techmums programme at CodeClan. I found it inspiring and empowering to the people in the room and it filled me with joy to see their reaction during the workshop. It was that moment that I decided I wanted to be a facilitator and be the person that brings joy to other people and help them to realise their own self-worth.'

Tony Goncalves - Client Xperience and Community Outreach Leader at CodeClan

'I have been part of the CodeClan team for over 4 years, helping and inspiring our students to successfully complete our courses and start new careers.

Most recently I have been in charge of our Client Xperience program, giving students an opportunity to work with legacy code and deal with client requests in real life cases.
I have now become a #IAmRemarkable facilitator to influence everyone to talk confidently about their achievements in a professional manner.'

Sigridur Gunnarsdottir - Development Team Lead at TV Squared

Sigga (to her friends and colleagues) brings her wealth of experience to TVSquared where she works as a development team lead. After gaining a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Iceland, she studied for her MSc in Design and Digital Media in Edinburgh and has stayed in the Scottish Capital ever since. Her early experience working on research projects and as a co-founder of Mobile Acuity, provided her with a holistic, in-depth view of what businesses need to succeed. Skills that have proved invaluable as she progressed her career via lead developer roles, into technical management

Ethical Programming
Ethical dilemmas, whistleblowing and questions of legality are probably not top of mind for most developers. However in an increasingly software and data dominated world it is worth taking a step back to consider the potential impact of the work we do and where our own lines are drawn. Using real examples we'll highlight and examine some of the black, white and grey when it comes to ethics and programming.

Toni Scullion - Founder of non-profit charity dressCode and Computing Science teacher

Toni is extremely passionate about teaching Computing Science, and getting more pupils, particularly girls, into the subject. She has spoken on many panels and given keynote speeches around addressing the technology and classroom gender gap, winner her a number of teaching and technology industry awards in recent years.

Toni is the founder of the charity dressCode, a non-profit charity, created with the aim of closing the gender gap in Computing Science. She also plans to launch a National Computing Science campaign for Scotland, with the aim of helping to support Computing Science teachers and inspire as many pupils as possible to continue to study Computing Science. Her career path took 'the scenic route' and Toni is a strong advocate on the No Wrong Path, in order to achieve your dream career.


Drinks and nibbles will be available.


Accessibility

Our Edinburgh and Glasgow campuses have step free access. Glasgow is accessed via lift, with Edinburgh being on ground level. If you have any questions about the format of the event or accessibility, please get in touch with kate.southern@codeclan.com.

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