Free coding workshop for women

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The coding workshop is open to women of all ages and experience levels but participants will need to bring a laptop.

A FREE coding workshop for women run by Perth{web}Girls will be held at the Y.hub on Saturday, February 2.

At the workshop women will be able to learn web programming or web or software coding games.

The coding workshop is open to women of all ages and experience levels but participants will need to bring a laptop.

Perth{web}Girls founder Kate Kirwin said the great thing about coding was it could be done anywhere the internet was available.

“We have run events in some of the most remote parts of Western Australia including Port Hedland, Newman and Bunbury,’’ she said. “The enthusiasm for learning beginner level coding in these areas is infectious – we had girls as young as nine creating websites.”

Women represent just 25 per cent of the tech industry globally, in part due to a lack of female role models, and practical hands on coding opportunities.

Perth Web Girls, powered by Spacecubed, is empowering women learn coding by organising free programming workshops and meetups.

The goal is to increase diversity in the tech community, spark collaboration, creativity and expand networks.

Ms Kirwin said it was hoped the workshops sparked an interest in technology and coding, to lead to further education, internships, involvement in the Perth tech community and career opportunities. “The future of work is changing, with growing statistics of employees working remotely, from shared workspaces, or from home.

“The tech industry particularly lends itself to flexible working arrangements.

Yanchep Beach Joint Venture chief executive officer Gin Wah Ang said in line with it becoming WA’s next strategic metropolitan centre Yanchep’s population was growing rapidly.

“This creates opportunities to improve local educational and employment outcomes through future-skills training,’’ he said.

“We are proud to provide the support necessary for Perth {web}  Girls to deliver this key service from Y.hub.’’

The event will run with volunteer support from Soroptimist and a range of other partners.

For more information visit perthwebgirls.org or contact kate@spacecubed.com