Black Codher

Web Developer,Web Designer,Frontend Developer,Backend Developer,Python,Mobile Developer

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About

As part of West Midland Combined Authority’s initiative for economic empowerment for both the unemployed and the employed to progress into digital occupations, Niyo Enterprise and Coding Black Females have partnered together to put on a 6-month Coding Bootcamp programme in Birmingham for black women over 18, unemployed or employed with a salary of under £20k.

This programme is for women who have an interest in getting into a tech career and the bootcamp would empower 40 individuals from the West Midlands with the skills and knowledge to become web/mobile application developers.

The course will be a part time coding bootcamp. It will run twice a week in the evening for 30 weeks between 6pm and 9pm. This will be an intense course, and learners will be required to do homework to ensure that they are getting the most from the course.

The course will cover the main content that has been described below, plus ‘Empowerment Days’ which aim to inspire and empower the learners. The Black Codher programme will cover the following:

  • Creation of relevant technical skills used in industry specifically in these areas:
  • Software programming
  • Data management and analytics
  • Design thinking
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • After the 30 week programme we will provide support in helping you secure jobs following the training with our partner employers.

Who Are We

Find out about Niyo Enterprise and Coding Black Females

Niyo Enterprise

Níyó Enterprise is a multi-faceted socio-creative organisation that prides itself in using innovative creative tools to economically empower BAME young women aged 16-25 to create phenomenal, sustainable talent-driven social enterprises.

Coding Black Females

Coding Black Females was created in 2017. We are a nonprofit organisation, and our primary aim is to provide opportunities for Black female developers to develop themselves, meet familiar faces, network, receive support and build relationships through having regular meetups.

Partners

Our Partners

WMCA

WMCA are 18 local authorities and three Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) working together to move powers from Whitehall to the West Midlands and its locally elected politicians, who know this region best.

The Course

The Course will cover the following

Code Fundamentals

Gives the learner an understanding of using source control and sending simple commands directly to the computer. The learner will also get a solid introduction to coding and Python.

Front End Coding

The learner will learn about using HTML and CSS to structure and style web pages. Along with an intense and in-depth JavaScript to learn more about coding and make their websites interactive.

Full Stack Development

Provides a solid understanding of a widely used front end framework, which can be used to build web and mobile applications. The learner will be learning the theory, whilst building a basic application.

Databases

Databases are key to ensuring that application data can be stored and retrieved. The learner will get an introduction to different types of databases, and understand when to use different types of databases.

Ready to Work

To ensure that we provide well rounded knowledge, this course also gets the learner Ready for Work. They will have a CV Workshop, practice at technical tests and interviews, and be building a portfolio.

Empowerment Days

Alongside the course, the learner will be able to attend Empowerment Days, where they will meet and learn from black women in different tech roles. They will be inspired whilst learning new skills.

APPLY

Do you meet the following criteria?

  • Are you a black woman?
  • Are you over 18?
  • Are you unemployed or planning a career change?
  • Are you based in the West Midlands?
  • Do you have a passion for technology?

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  • Application Deadline 12th June 2020
  • Coding Assessment 26th June 2020
    A coding assessment will be sent out to all applicants
  • Interviews 5th - 16th July 2020
    We will interview 80 applicants
  • Interview Feedback 17th - 22nd July 2020
    You'll receive feedback on the output of your application
  • Bootcamp Begins 3rd August 2020