Anna, She Codes
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by Kate Kirwin
1w ago
Getting started in a career in tech can be daunting! We recently sat down with Anna McBrier, a Test Analyst at Cash Converters to hear her experiences getting into tech, and her advice for those who are new to the industry. So, Anna – How did you get started in the tech industry? “I initially graduated with a degree in Computer Science in 2002 but did not start my tech career until I came to Australia. My husband who works as a Business Analyst influenced me to get into IT. Having prior experience in Quality Control gained from working as a Typesetter/Proof Reader, I decided to pursue a career ..read more
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Big News For 2024!
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by Kate Kirwin
1w ago
I have some huge and exciting news to share. She Codes has been on such an incredible journey over the last nine years of supporting women in tech Australia-wide. In its earliest days, She Codes started with a small committee and since then, it has grown beyond what we could have imagined. I am so proud of the impact we have made throughout the years. Spacecubed has played a key part in our story, providing us with an amazing home throughout our infancy and childhood years, but now that we’re approaching our teenage years, it’s time for us to find our own two feet. Which means (…drum roll plea ..read more
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Who Codes? Samantha, she Codes!
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by Kate Kirwin
2w ago
You asked for more content about career changing, and we hear you! Changing careers and industries can be exciting, fruitful, and one of the most impactful things you can do for yourself and your earning potential – but it can also be scary. Listening to stories of other women who pivoted careers can provide the inspiration, the knowledge, and the connections to apply in our own situations. We sat down with Samantha Knopper, an Associate Software Developer at Cash Converters to hear her experiences, and what we can learn from them. So, Samantha – how did you get started in the tech industry ..read more
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Big News for 2024!
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by Kate Kirwin
2w ago
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Partner Spotlight: Insight Australia
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by Kate Kirwin
2M ago
Last year we were joined by the team at Insight Australia who partnered with us to deliver four one day workshops around Australia. This partnership joins together two shared missions, as we work together to increase the number of women entering technical careers across the country, spark inspiration and curiosity in the STEM sector, and meet the growing need for building future skills.  To celebrate the start of 2024, we sat down with Insight to reflect on the year that was, and dive into what this partnership has meant for them. “We’ve loved working with Insight Australia to deliver the ..read more
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Celebrating Women in Tech: She Codes Exceptional Award-Winning Month
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by Isabel Kasten
3M ago
Is this our most awarded month ever? We are celebrating three amazing champions this week with She Coders on opposite sides of the country receiving awards for their work in the tech community. In Brisbane, Bel Lloyd, an alumni of the She Codes Plus program who has gone on to teach the most recent cohort received a Women in Digital award for Digital Marketer of the Year. This award, powered by Salesforce is focussed on “celebrating a data-driven Digital Marketer who has achieved exceptional results across any medium, including but not limited to search, paid, programmatic, EDM, content or soc ..read more
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Introducing the She Codes Plus Perth Cohort for 2023/2024!
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by Isabel Kasten
4M ago
We’re so excited to introduce the She Codes Plus cohort in Perth for 2023/2024, with the program having begun just last month! She Codes Plus is our six month tech program that provides an alternative learning pathway for women looking to enter or advance in the tech industry. Run on a part-time basis, outside of business hours, She Codes Plus is run out Perth’s premier coworking space, Spacecubed. Throughout the program, the cohort will complete a range of unique projects in HTML/CSS, Python, Django, DRF, JavaScript and ReactJS. They’ll also have the chance to attend a range of events includ ..read more
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Who Codes? Laura Santi Codes!
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by Lauren Quinn
5M ago
Get to know Laura Santi, an associate software engineer at VGW and She Codes Plus graduate. Laura discovered She Codes when she was editing a podcast in her previous job role, on the most influential people who are changing the game in the Perth scene. She Codes Founder, Kate Kirwin was featured, which inspired Laura to get involved in the tech industry. Before joining She Codes, Laura felt that the tech industry was catered towards men and was difficult to break into without a high degree of knowledge. “I thought it was way too technical and you had to do a lot of years of study before you wo ..read more
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Who Codes? Donna-Mari van Schalkwyk Codes!
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by Isabel Kasten
6M ago
Get to know Donna-Mari van Schalkwyk, who is a Junior Developer/ Trainee at Auto & General. We sat down with her to learn about how her experience with the She Codes Plus program has helped her on her career journey. When asked how her tech journey began, Donna-Mari shared that she stumbled upon She Codes on Linkedin, after searching for a career change from early child care. “I took a leap of faith and signed up.” Donna-Mari was drawn to a career in tech as it was something exciting and different, where she felt like she could challenge herself.  “Coding has a fascinating concept, a ..read more
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Step into success: She Codes Female Founders Program launches for aspiring entrepreneurs across Australia
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by Isabel Kasten
7M ago
We’re excited to announce the launch of the She Codes Female Founders program, which will be running in both Perth and Brisbane this September. The program will run for 5 weeks and is designed for entrepreneurial women looking to grow their skills as a founder. If you have dreams of building your own successful business, this program will deliver the essential knowledge and skills needed for you to thrive. Not only will participants gain a comprehensive understanding in crucial business concepts, but they will also have the opportunity to connect with influential mentors, seasoned investors a ..read more
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