How girls keep coding
Code First: Girls has now taught 10,000 women to code in the UK and Ireland. Some 18 months since the launch of its 20:20 campaign to help 20,000 young women to learn how to code by the end of 2020, the social enterprise says it has reach the halfway point and is on target to achieve its overall goal.
Code First: Girls is the leading provider of free, one-on-one coding education for women in the UK and Ireland, having delivered almost 300 courses across 35 cities to date.
“The 20:20 initiative is an excellent example of how the industry and charity sector can pull together to create a more level playing field in tech,” says Clare Gilmartin, CEO of partner firm Trainline.
Women made up under 12% of UK software professionals in 2018, according to the UK Office of National Statistics.