She Goes Tech

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 MICROSOFT .NET?

Microsoft.net is among the most popular technologies for building websites and applications. It is open-sourced, so easily available to start development of the product at any time. The demand for Microsoft.net is never-ending. The technology is used in a lot of government organizations like the Pentagon, also games like Titanfall and social networks like Odnoklasniki. Game engine Unity is built on .NET and is a backbone of many modern games like Hearthstone and Cities: Skylines. The promise Knowledge in .NET provides exciting job opportunities and career growth in a field that is always in the process of progress. On the foundations of Microsolf.net, you can build your future in many different directions – as a Web, Application or Software developer, Tester, DevOps specialist and more. As every single company is using some kind of an IT service (web pages, mobile apps, product management systems), the possibilities are truly – endless.

Training days:

  • 3 workday evenings from 18:30-21:30

Training schedule will be clarified.

 

Training period:

  • Planned start in February

Training period will be clarified.

> Why DEVOPS AND CLOUD?

Are you looking for a change? Begin with DevOps, and you will never be bored again.

 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.

 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.

 

Training days:

  • 3 workday evenings from 18:30-21:30

Training schedule will be clarified.

 

Training period:

  • Planned start in February

Training period will be clarified.

> Why LOW CODE?

Low-code is a software development approach that allows the delivery of applications to be executed faster and with minimal hand-coding. Rather than writing thousands of lines of complex code and syntax, low-code platforms allow users to build complete applications with modern user interfaces, integrations, data and logic quickly and visually. LowCode is the easiest way to build Digital solutions.

Gartner predicts that “By 2024, low-code application development will be responsible for more than 65% of application development activity.”

The technology introduces the world to a Citizen Developer – a non-professional developer that can quickly build applications for others to use. If you can imagine yourself changing the world app by app, this might be the program for you!

Training days:

  • 3 workday evenings from 18:30-21:30

Training schedule will be clarified.

 

Training period:

  • Planned start in Spring

Training period will be clarified.

> 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!

Training days:

  • 3 workday evenings from 18:30-21:30

Training schedule will be clarified.

 

Training period:

  • Planned start in February

Training period will be clarified.

> Why SAP ANALYTICS?

SAP is the industry benchmark and the backbone of any modern ran business. Today SAP is much more than just an ERP system that it was 49 years ago. SAP is a market share leader in enterprise resource planning (ERP), analytics, supply chain management, human capital management, master data management, data integration as well as in experience management.

Estimation goes that roughly 77% of all global transactions go through SAP software, and it’s used by more than 404 000 businesses worldwide. It’s safe to say that 92% of Forbes Global 2000 companies and 98% of the 100 most valued brands use SAP.

When thinking of SAP and the solutions it provides, you will shortly see how vast the world of SAP is.

SAP Analytics solutions help create real-time insights through machine learning, AI, business intelligence, and augmented analytics to analyze past and present situations, while simulating future scenarios.

By applying to this program you can pave your way to IT by being a developer or industry expert, or both, possibilities provided by SAP are endless!

Training days:

  • 3 workday evenings from 18:30-21:30

Training schedule will be clarified.

 

Training period:

  • Planned start in Spring

Training period will be clarified, based on interest. 

> Why SCALA AND BIG DATA ANALYTICS?

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. Currently, Scala is becoming one of the language in the development of functional products in working with big data, as it requires stability, flexibility, high speed and scalability. The next step after learning Scala will be to learn SQL, Big data tools like Spark, Cloud platforms etc. The prospective career of a Scala programmer and Big data engineer 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.

Training days:

  • 3 workday evenings from 19:00 – 22:00

Training schedule will be clarified.

 

Training period:

  • Planned start in February

Training period will be clarified.

> 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.

Training days:

  • 3 workday evenings from 18:30-21:30

Training schedule will be clarified.

 

Training period:

  • group planned in November
  • group planned in February

Training period will be clarified.

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 – 27 December
Results will be announced 2 weeks prior to start date of the training.

November

December

January

February

March

April

May

JAVA (November) 01.11. - 12.02.
DevOps & Cloud 01.02. - 30.04.
JavaScript 01.02. - 30.04.
Scala and big data analytics 07.02. - 30.04.
Microsoft. NET 07.02. - 30.04.
JAVA (February) 07.02. - 30.04.
SAP Analytics 07.03. - 31.05.
Low Code 07.03. - 31.05.

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