The Code to Change in Pakistan 2018

The Code to Change in Pakistan 2018


Are you ready to arm yourself with digital skills and step into the world of technology? Are you looking to enhance your existing digital skills and learn from the best? If yes, then this event is for you!

We conduct Code to Change event each year, and for 2018, we’ve decided to hold one in Pakistan – a third-world developing country. The Digital Revolution has significantly altered the way we think, live, and work. The world has already reached a point where getting a job relies considerably on your knowledge of digital skills and proficiency in them. According to experts, 90% jobs in the future will ‘demand’ digital skills. The lack of women in the technology sector is alarming in the developed world as it is and one can easily imagine how drastic the condition in developing countries such as Pakistan would be.

Code to Change is focused on closing the skills gap in technology sector while striving to address the digital gender divide. Our program has been created to inspire and teach women the crucial skills to succeed in the job market of the digital world. According to the Council of European Professional Informatics Society, 20% of 2.7 million people currently employed in the technology sector are women. The percentage drops further when you look at the IT sector.

We aim to teach women in Pakistan the essential skills that are considered to be a must for pursuing careers in the technology sector. Our Code to Change event will be held in Peshawar, Pakistan.

The core objective that we hope to achieve with this event is to bring about a change in the mindset of women of Pakistan regarding digital skills and provide them with an opportunity to learn and grow with our exceptional mentors.

Who Is The Code To Change Event For?


Our target audience includes women who wish to enter technology sector but don’t know where to start and women who are between jobs or want to expand their digital skill arsenal.
If you fall in the categories mentioned above, then sign up and get ready for the experience of a lifetime!

What Will You Learn From The Code to Change Event?


The Code to Change event is a 5-month long program that includes the following:
Digital Skills Boot Camp

We believe that technology should represent all the people who are using it. It is a tool that we use to make our lives easier. With the right guidelines, anyone can learn skills and become creators instead of consumers!
During the 3-day digital skills boot camp, we will walk you through the basics of coding, computational thinking and introduce you to different fields in the digital world of communication, information, safety, and problem solving. You will be introduced to the emerging technologies that are making waves in the technology industry.
The best part; You will be learning directly from leaders in the field!
Mentoring

Whether you want to create content or build websites, we all need mentors in life. Mentors of The Code to Change know that one has to continuously upgrade their skills if they want to stay relevant in the job market.
Graduates of the bootcamp will get the opportunity to interact with top professionals of our international community of women in technology and allies. For 3-months, you will work on a project of your choice to further your skills and build your profile. The mentors will help you get unstuck in your learning journey!
Work Experience


The final phase is referred to as apprenticeship phase. During this three-month phase, successful candidates will be provided the unique opportunity to work with our selected partners in the practical world of technology.

What Do Attendees Of the Code To Change Event Have To Say


“Truly life changing. A whole new world full of opportunities opened. I’m currently learning to code in Python, and as I learn, the more I am intrigued. Without The Code to Change boot camp, I would have never found out about Python. Additionally, I met such inspiring ladies, presenters, and attendees and we are a group of friends; pursuing our shared goal to get professional coding experience.”
“Those three days were so motivating, learned a lot about ICT. Saw some interesting things with the 3D printer. Didn’t know can do such beautiful things with writing code. The boot camps really opened up the world for me. A world that I had discovered before but never done anything with and that so much now that it is clear to me.”

Why Should You Sign Up?


“Our event helps you find the right kind of mentors that can unlock your potential and help you achieve a better understanding of the technological world that we’re living in and how to survive in such a world. The program will impart introduction and necessary digital skills that are required for building a career in the technology sector. You will be presented with an opportunity to work with our partners where you will be able to apply your digital skills and gain more confidence in doing so.

Are You Ready To Learn And Take Control Of Your Future?


“If the answer is yes, then sign up for our Code to Change event and get ready for an exhilarating experience that will open you up to a myriad of opportunities! For more information about our program and for queries, contact us at info@codetochange.org
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