Women in IT

Diversity ignites innovation. Women have been and still are underrepresented in STEM and IT, so the industry has lacked insights, ideas and contributions from their capable and versatile minds. In the EU overall there are only 17% women in the ICT industry, and in Latvia we have 25%, both currently working in ICT and studying.

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.

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. This will allow smoother entry into the IT field.

With new 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 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 SAP, JAVA, Scala, JavaScript, LowCode.

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 – February 19
  • Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday 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 October:

  • October 19 – January 25
  • Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 18:30-21:30

Application closed!

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 – 8 November

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Microsoft.NET 19.10. - 25.01.
JAVA 23.11. - 19.02.

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