BBC News Feature: My Journey into Tech

As a long-term BBC News reader, it was a surreal moment to start my everyday routine and find myself in featured in their latest Features & Analysis article! Isabel Scavetta, aged 23 from Maidenhead, in Berkshire, has seen her expectations about jobs turned upside down. But not necessarily for the worst. “In some ways I’m strangely grateful for having to re-evaluate,” she says, describing a … Continue reading BBC News Feature: My Journey into Tech

10 Tips from Teaching my First Python Class

Today, I returned to Code First Girls’ Python course, which I passed as a student back in the sunny days of August. Plot twist: this time, I’m doing the teaching. Yes, as part of my CFG Fellowship programme, I’ve been paired up with two other brilliant Fellows to teach ~30 women to code. Exciting? Yes. Terrifying? Absolutely. Here are 10 of my lessons as the … Continue reading 10 Tips from Teaching my First Python Class

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

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