Two Plus programs and a lockdown! A wrap on June at She Codes

We rarely have a quiet month here at She Codes, but when you throw in a couple of challenges, including snap lockdowns, it’s sure to be an even busier one! Find out what we got up to in June below, and what’s coming up next.

With two Plus programs currently running, in both regional WA and Brisbane, as well as upcoming programs being planned for Perth, there’s been plenty going on behind the scenes the last few weeks to ensure we have a busy schedule for the remainder of 2021. And while this would all be a lot going on for any regular month, with a snap lockdown thrown in the middle – it was sure to present both highs and lows!

Now in week nine, our Pilbara Plus cohort have just finished the Python module and are taking a much deserved break before they jump into Django next week. With plenty of the program still to go, we’re excited to see the continued growth of the cohort over the coming months. For Brisbane, the Plus cohort was moved online thanks to the lockdown also reaching Queensland, but given we spent most of 2020 virtually, this was an easy transition for both the team and our new cohort to adjust to. 

A few special announcements this month, including Brisbane alum Atiyeh Vaezipour featuring in the Courier Mail for her research work in the Virtual Reality space. A big congratulations to Meagan Cojocar, 2019 Perth Plus alum, for recently being promoted to Senior Product Manager at Amazon Web Services, and Bronwyn Achemedei, 2020 Perth Plus alum on her recent promotion to Software Developer at VGW. And of course, to our very own Hayley Van Waas for being a featured speaker at the upcoming DDD Perth Conference. More to come on that soon!

Given that we’ve had a number of exciting wins and achievements this month (be sure to submit yours here to be featured next month), we’ve put together an anonymous survey to track the success of our community. If you have completed one of our programs, whether it was a one day workshop, one week program or six week course, access the form here to let us know where you’re at in your tech journey today.

And finally, don’t forget to mark your diaries because Flash is coming back to Perth. Applications are now open and no prior experience is necessary. Join us for a week of tech tasting, and discover the fundamentals of tech with like minded women and non-binary individuals. The best part? It’s completely free thanks to Murdoch University, New Industries WA and Spacecubed, so get your applications in! Closing July 19.