Women in IT

Diversity ignites innovation. When women develop digital skills, they are empowered to become architects of their own future. Furthermore – empowering women is essential for achieving sustainable development in all spheres of life.
There is no reason why one should think women are not made to be great at STEM subjects. From a young age the society encourages girls to pay more attention to social skills and empathy while boys are given a leg up to engage in activities that helps the development of their technical skills. Because of this, women are later underrepresented both in studying and working in the ICT.
To encourage people to look forward to the technology field, it is important to enhance the skills of beginner programmers and encourage a sense of companionship among women. With IT skills, women will be able to either develop their current careers or start a brand new career in the IT industry. As an example, a lawyer or a sales professional with coding skills will have better opportunities than one without.

The training offer

Riga TechGirls, in close cooperation with Accenture Latvia, is offering basic technology training for women in Microsoft .NET, JAVA, Scala, JavaScript and DevOps.

We are happy to support the most motivated women to develop new forward-looking professional skills with no study fee.

> Why JAVA?

Java is one of the most popular programming languages; it is object-orientated and produces software for multiple platforms.
It enables programmers to write computer instructions using English-based commands instead of having to write in numeric codes.
With basic knowledge in Java, you can develop a career in many different fields: you can continue your education as a Web, Application or Software developer, DevOps specialist, Tester and more.
Java is used very widely – from computer games like RuneScape, operating system Android and email client Gmail, to scientific applications like NASA Wind Spacecraft.

JAVA group in November

  • November 23, 2020 – February 19, 2021
  • Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 18:30 – 21:30

Apply by November 8th! 

 

JAVA group in January (2 groups)

  • January 18 – April 12, 2021 
  • Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 18:30 – 21:30 

JAVA group in February 

  • February 15 – May 12, 2021 
  • Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 18:30 – 21:30

> Why DEVOPS?

At its essence DevOps is culture, a movement and a philosophy that seeks to improve collaboration and tighter integration between development (Dev) and operations (Ops) teams. DevOps goes beyond tools. It unites agile, git, continuous delivery, automation, and much more, to help teams to be more efficient, innovate faster, and deliver higher value to businesses and customers.
Want to join a striving community of developers, testers, and analysts working together as one team to innovate faster and build the next Netflix? We keep essential, revenue-critical systems up and running despite hurricanes and bandwidth outages using the best automation practices – and all of this while utilizing the most modern Cloud technologies.
DevOps is making significant inroads into IT organizations everywhere with leaders like Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and Google. Since the early beginning of DevOps in 2009 74% of businesses have implemented DevOps already and the adoption is increasing rapidly.
Adopting DevOps philosophy requires a new mindset and new tools, but don’t worry about not having these. After completing the training, you will be equipped with the needful knowledge and hands-on experience to progress in your career regardless of the future role!

 

DevOps group in January

  • January 11 – March 31, 2021
  • Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 18:30 – 21:30

> Why SCALA?

Scala is a programming language similar to Java, but within it, the same logic can usually be expressed with a significantly smaller number of lines.
Scala supports both an object-orientated and functional approach. Currently Scala is becoming the key language in the development of functional products in working with big data, as it requires stability, flexibility, high speed and scalability.
The prospective career of a Scala programmer includes work on the collection, storage, processing, and analysis of huge sets of data; performing machine learning on a large scale; creating and managing the company’s Big Data infrastructure and tools.
To apply for this program, interest in working with big data is needed.

 

Group in February

  • February 1 – April 22, 2021
  • Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 18:30-21:30

> Why JAVASCRIPT?

In Front End development we concentrate on all web orientated solutions based on the web base trio – HTML, CSS and JavaScript, with the main focus being on JavaScript engineering. JavaScript has been one of the Top 3 most demanded programming languages and skills for a long time and there is still no slowdown in sight. JavaScript is the language of the web and we use the web daily – websites, portals, web applications.
It is everywhere – from rich visual experiences on websites and complex web applications to powering high load middleware and backend applications written in NodeJS, to popular desktop applications written in electron – Slack, MS Teams, VS Code.
You will be working on creating User Interface (UI) for websites, creating complex web applications, integrating them with backend solutions and creating backend services for a serverless cloud stack.
The main requirement is to have a spark in your eyes and a passion for making the world a better place today than it was yesterday. Passion for being a problem solver, taking challenges apart and putting them back in the form of a solution, using the tools at your disposal correctly!

 

Group in February

  • February 1 – April 22, 2021
  • Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 18:30-21:30

> Why MICROSOFT .NET?

Eager to build the next Spotify or Instagram? Want to work with biggest European companies? Workshops and practical tasks will help you to gain the right knowledge and grow quickly. Start your career in the IT industry right away! Apply for Microsoft .NET Bootcamp and learn about the latest software development practices and approaches.

You will work with foundation technologies used in any Microsoft product – C# Language, ASP.NET MVC, Microsoft DevOps tools set and get hands-on experience with modern Software Development practice.

 

Group in February

  • February 15 – May 10, 2021
  • Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 18:30-21:30

 

Do I qualify?

Women of any age, with little or no existing technology knowledge, but an interest in technologies, who are motivated to learn coding and other new things are welcome to apply!

Training will be held in the evenings, so it will also be suitable for those with a job or studying.

If you are a Riga TechGirls community member, joining the tech industry has already probably flashed up on your agenda – this would be the perfect chance for you!

Requirements:

  • Motivation to learn coding
  • Analytical skills
  • Intermediate or higher level of English

Calendar

STEPS TO START LEARNING

  1. Apply
  2. Social and Analytical skills online test
  3. English online test & interview
  4. Announcement of participation
  5. Training,
    3 days a week
APPLICATION DEADLINE – 30 November
Results will be announced 2 weeks prior to start date of the training.

November

December

January

February

March

April

May

JAVA (November) 23.11. - 19.02.
DevOps 11.01. - 31.03.
JAVA (January) 18.01. - 12.04.
Scala 01.02. - 22.04.
JavaScript (February) 01.02. - 22.04.
JAVA (February) 15.02. - 14.05.
Microsoft.NET 15.02. - 10.05.

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