Girl Geek Scotland activities in 2017

GGS have had a BUSY year so far. We have held 8 events so far in Mentoring, Cybersecurity and Blockchain; we’ve delivered a report on role models and mentoring for school age girls for Skills Development Scotland including four webinar sessions; and launched our Declaration of Support for Women in Technology with the delightful support of our Subscribers who help us achieve our aims of: Sharing Best Practice, Profiling Women, Supporting the Delivery of Training, and Being Visible Allies. We would therefore like to give thanks again to all our Subscribers for their ongoing support in our activities. They are:

and of course LINC Scotland.

We’d also like to thank our parent organisation Edinburgh Napier University and Bright Red Triangle.

For the remaining part of the bonnie year of 2017, we are focusing on developing our Mentoring Programme further, updating our website, we will be profiling some inspiring women in tech and related sector roles, and do look out for news of the confirmed dates of our Autumn events. But first we have a Summer casual meetup event coming soon – find out more below.

…also huge thanks to all our beloved GGS Volunteers who help make so much happen, and our event attendees and online community members! We do it all for you and each other :-)

EVENT: Free tickets to ScotlandJS and ScotlandCSS for underrepresented groups

Free tickets to ScotlandJS and ScotlandCSS for underrepresented groups*

News from our friends at Scotland JS:

ScotlandJS have created a diversity support fund to allow individuals from underrepresented groups to attend the
Scottish JavaScript and Scottish CSS conferences free of charge. The conferences are running from June 1st-3rd at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

If you are from an underrepresented group, or know someone that could benefit then please apply here:

ScotlandJS have been working for years to improve the diversity of our conferences. This year, across the two conferences, there are 15 female or non-binary speakers. We organised support groups to support potential first-time speakers and encourage them to give their first talk. This led to an increase in the number of proposals from underrepresented groups from 8 in 2015, to 32 this year. We are also providing complimentary childcare over the three days, with children welcome at all of the evenings’ events.

This fund would not have been made possible without the support of our partners: FanDuel, Amazon, Cultivate, JP Morgan, Cucumber, Travis, Scott Logic, CodeClan, ScotlandIS, Girl Geek Scotland, Zendesk and Future Learn.