Due to popular demand DIT School of Computing will be officially running Ireland’s first CodeFirst:Girls course. Having piloted the first CodeFirst:Girls course back in November it will now return again this February due to high demand.
Dr. Susan McKeever, a lecturer in the school of computing who is actively involved in promoting gender equality at third level said that “we are delighted to be part of this ongoing project as we are actively committed to playing our part in reducing the gender gap within the computer science discipline.
The course which will run between 6-8pm every Tuesday begins on the 7th of February and will run for 8 weeks until the 28th March. It is a free course that is open to any female DIT students who want to learn and try out technical skills. The course is also run by volunteer instructors and promoted by volunteer ambassadors.
Speaking about the upcoming event Dr. McKeever who is also facilitating the course in the School, said that “Interest is huge with the course heavily subscribed this coming semester. We have a 7:1 ratio of applications to places, so there is an appetite for this.”
Codefirst:Girls is a not for profit organisation that aims to reduce the gender gap in technology.
DIT Computing February 2017. For More information please contact Dr. Susan McKeever @ email@example.com