“We were faced with old-fashioned attitudes, like the idea that we, as women, couldn’t code as well as a man.” continued Alice. “When trying to grow our confidence in coding by working with other people on projects, we’d often be sidelined before we had a chance to show our abilities. With this hack-her-thon, we hope to change this by providing a safe and welcoming environment for you. We know how intimidating it can be going to events where you know you are going to be one of very few non-males but with this event we hope you will feel comfortable learning and making mistakes, and walk out with more confidence than before.
“We both feel that it is very important to provide a safe space for women, non-binary and trans students, as such spaces are rarely seen in the coding world. We hope that you will come along and make new connections with the other participants.”