8 Ways to Digitally Upskill for Free!

Happy new year! As a humanities graduate, people often ask me where I learned (and am learning!) my technical knowledge. Today’s post is a cheat sheet of some of my free favourites. Google Digital Garage (digital marketing, career development, data and tech) Microsoft Learn (free training on various technical themes and Microsoft software) Microsoft AI Business School FutureLearn (UCL students have free access to FutureLearn … Continue reading 8 Ways to Digitally Upskill for Free!

How To Survive as a Non-Tech Technology Team Leader

Do you ever make impulse decisions? Me too. One of my latest adventures? Signing up as a Team Leader on 2 Hackathon coding challenges… as a UCL humanities graduate. …Why? (a question also asked by many of my friends & family) During lockdown, I decided to begin learning to code. After getting a Code First Girls Python certificate, I was selected for their Career Nav … Continue reading How To Survive as a Non-Tech Technology Team Leader

Our CFG / Vodafone Hackathon Project: NOMI

To name names, there’s a big problem with how society views them. We live in a world where: Minority ethnic women who use “whitened” names can have better chances of landing an interview Continual mispronunciation of students of colour’s names affects their ability to learn due to shame & disassociation from their culture CV cultural name bias affects job hiring decisions  Introducing our Hackathon solution: … Continue reading Our CFG / Vodafone Hackathon Project: NOMI

Why Young Women Should Post on LinkedIn: An Anti-Cringe Crash Course

Isa, how do you even start to post on LinkedIn? – too many people, to me, in weird and wonderful scenarios (including pre-Covid house parties..?) Now, whether or not this is something I’m okay with being my core personality trait (unsure), there’s a lot to be said for getting your name out there, especially as a woman just starting out on the career ladder. But, … Continue reading Why Young Women Should Post on LinkedIn: An Anti-Cringe Crash Course

Our CFG Project: Analysing Statutory Homelessness in the UK

After a great response to my article about my first coding lesson, I thought I’d do a follow-up article to show you what kinds of things you could learn to do with Python, or achieve by the end of a course with Code First: Girls. Designing our project I partnered up with my classmate Michelle to develop what we’d learned about .cvs files (comma separated … Continue reading Our CFG Project: Analysing Statutory Homelessness in the UK

Girl Meets ‘hello world’: My First ‘Code First: Girls’ Review

(fun fact: getting your code to say ‘hello world’ is one of the oldest traditions in software) I’m currently on Week 5 of an Introduction to Python Programming course ran by not-for-profit organisation Code First: Girls (CFG). Over the past few years, I’ve had a particular interest in the technology sector, and decided it was time to bite the bullet and start investigating how I … Continue reading Girl Meets ‘hello world’: My First ‘Code First: Girls’ Review