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Girls in Tech NL Talk (Oct 16)

October 16, 2014

Girls in Tech NL Talk (Oct 16)

Slides from my talk at Girls in Tech NL (Oct 16) on Code Week EU, My coding experience and why I'm encouraging more women into tech


October 16, 2014

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    be celebrated’ Importance of coding: ! In a world where we're surrounded by technology, and where so many of our interactions we have are with computers, learning to code helps us understand how these services work. ! What's more, learning to code gives us a powerful way to explore our ideas and make things, both for work and play. There is a projected shortfall of up to 900,000 ICT professionals in Europe by 2020
  3. Most Girls drop out off IT studies after secondary education

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