Black Coders (Students)
- Look Who’s Coding Now

Wednesday 27th October  |  10am – 1pm

This event will explore the alternative avenues students can take into tech, the various roles and opportunities available across the tech industry and insights into how students can best prepare to embark on a career in tech.

Learn more about Apprenticeships, Internships and Graduate Programs for the next generation of diverse Software Engineers.

Who is this for?
We invite all Black students between the ages of 16-21 who are interested in a career in the tech industry. Regardless of your race this is a fantastic session for you to attend.

Chairperson

Gary McPherson

Digital Tech Founder and Consultant 

Keynote Speaker

Mike Little

Co Founder of WordPress

Speakers

Ola Otaiku

Founder of Xuntosinance

Charlene Hunter

Founder of Coding Black Females

Amina Aweis

Coding Advocate and Social Media Influencer

Agenda

10:00 – 10:45   |   Registration and Networking

10:45 – 10:55   |  Welcome and Introduction

Gary McPherson

Digital Tech Founder and Consultant 

11:00 – 11:30   |  Taking the alternate route
{Professionals Power Panel}

Whether through Apprenticeships, Internships or Graduate Programs, there are many different routes into the tech industry, some less obvious than others.
This session will take a deep dive into the professional world of tech and more specifically, coding. Our panel will highlight some of the key avenues and next steps young, aspiring tech professionals can take in order to attain the tech career of their dreams.

11:35 – 12:05   |   Tech business: The revolution will be coded!
{Entrepreneurs Power Panel}

It’s no secret that we are currently going through a digital revolution. There have been more innovations in tech during the last 50 years than in the last 200 years previously. We’re operating on fertile ground, where future tech and business leaders have the chance to grow faster and bigger than ever before.
This interactive panel discussion is your opportunity to find out how you can be part of the next wave of Black tech professionals, leveraging the myriad of opportunities currently available to you to thrive in this exciting industry.

Ola Otaiku, Founder of Xuntos
Charlene Hunter, Founder of Coding Black Females
Amina Aweis, Coding Advocate and Social Media Influencer

12:05 – 12:20   |   Networking Break

12:25 – 12:55   |   Case study: A Successful Career in Tech
{Keynote}

This is your opportunity to hear from a leading Black tech professional. They will tell you their story, outlining some of the key learning point from their inspiring journey so far and how you can use their experiences to forge your own path in this burgeoning industry and ensure your own future success.

Mike Little, Co Founder of WordPress

12:55 – 13:00   |   Closing Remarks

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