Date Wednesday, February 27
Time 11:30 - 14:00
Event type Workshop
Location The Old Ikon Gallery, Fazeley Studios, 191 Fazeley Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE
School of Code are excited to announce their Launch Event on Wednesday 27th February 2019 at the Old Ikon Gallery, Fazeley Studios.
They’ll be joined by Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands; Michael Harte, COO of Santander and Sherry Coutu CBE, with the event presenting an opportunity to find out more about the Bootcamp, plans for the future and why it’s happening.
You’ll also get your first chance to meet the new Bootcampers taking the leap into tech.
School of Code is a free, 16-week web development course. The Bootcamp takes people from complete beginners to full-fledged programmers, as well as helping them into exciting tech careers.
Their mission is to get more – and different – types of people into technology. The Bootcamp is free to give anyone an opportunity to learn how to code, showing that everyone can benefit from the growing tech industry. Jobs in the tech industry are on the rise; however, diversity remains a key challenge.
Registration begins at 11.30am, with time for networking before and after the talks. Be sure to take the opportunity to meet fellow industry players, Bootcamp sponsors (Santander, Custard Factory & Mortimer Spinks) and new recruits.
School of Code want to train, nurture, and keep tech talent in the West Midlands.
If you are an individual or a business who is…
– Passionate about the tech population in Birmingham
– Keen to find out how you can support the Bootcamp
– Looking to hire software developers
– Looking for developers to help complete projects
– Interested in following the journeys of our budding programmers
– Curious about what we’re doing and why
…Then they’d love to see you at the launch event! Bring your colleagues along and anyone you know who may be interested.
11.30 Registration and Pre-Networking
12.00 Intro from Chris Meah, CEO, School of Code & Jo Salmon, Custard Factory
12.10 Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands
12.25 Michael Harte, COO, Santander
12.35 Sherry Coutu, CBE
12.45 School of Code 2017 graduate speaker Clare Streets
12.55 School of Code 2018 Bootcampers
13.15 Close, Networking