Event- Innovators of the Future: Engaging Girls in Code

Thursday 21st July, 6pmEnvato, 121 King St, Melbourne

A recent report from Digital Careers, Intel and the Australian Computing Society states “Computer education, with a focus on Computer Science, has become a core subject in the Australian Curriculum and the focus of national innovation initiatives. Equal participation by girls, however, remains unlikely based on┬átheir engagement with computing in recent decades”…read morehere.

Code the Future is enabling widespread access to children, both boys and girls, to learn to code alongside our volunteer developers. Research tells us that many girls dismiss careers in IT before the age of 15. Bridging the gender gap and creating diversity in the future starts now.

During the meetup we’ll hear from a range of speakers sharing their insights, advice and strategies for engaging and supporting young girls in computer science.

Speakers:

Michelle Gleeson – Agile Software Development Lead at Xero and Code the Future Volunteer

Elizabeth Enders – Talent Acquisition Manager at Envato

James Ross – Chief Technology Officer at Envato

ACPS Tech Girls Group – Year 4 and 6 students from Aitken Creek Primary School

Come along to share and discuss your thoughts, and be connected with educators and developers a part of our community. We’ll also be sharing some new website features.

RSVP here.

We can’t wait to see you there.

Bec, Will & the Code the Future team.

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