Monster to hold ‘girls in coding’ event

 

Monster has announced a forthcoming event aimed at increasing the number of girls and young women who are involved in coding.

Outlining the event, which takes place in April, Monster described coding as “the language of the digital world; it’s what powers and enables the World Wide Web and fuels the modern economic, communication and recruitment landscape”.

Monster added that, as the world moves toward ‘The Internet of things’, where everything from hair straighteners to cartons of milk in your fridge will have a ‘sliver of connectivity’, an understanding of coding languages and even better, a solid grounding in coding skills will become increasingly essential to carrying out futures roles and careers.

However, the majority of coders are currently men; a statistic that Monster’s event is aiming to address.

The event will set out to raise awareness of the issues of women in technology and girls in coding within the HR and talent communities. A series of panel-based discussions, involving leading industry experts will highlight the challenges and discuss possible solutions and initiatives that we as an industry can become involved with to help make a difference in this key area.

Confirmed panellists for the event include:

• Amali de Alwis, CEO and executive board, Code First: Girls

• Ruth Nicholls, managing director, Young Rewired State

• Amelia Humfress, founder and CEO, Steer

• Anne-Marie Imafidon, founder, STEMettes

• Marily Nika, co-ambassador, London Geekettes

The event takes place on 16 April, from 2.30pm to 5.20pm. To find out more, and to sign up to attend, visit the event website

Monday, 23 March 2015

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Monster to hold ‘girls in coding’ event