Its beginning to look a lot like …

Christmas party


Yes – we’ve heard the songs and seen the lights appearing everywhere so we know it’s that time of year again. We’ve decided that our final Workshop Wednesday of the year before breaking for the festivities (on the 14th) will include pizza (not particularly festive but easier than a roast!) and an early finish to go to the bar opposite (the portwall tavern). We’ve been a bit slow with Girlgeekdinners so we are inviting those members along too – feel free to just pop in and say hi: sign up via WTH here with girl geeks here and if you’re with codehub just pop over with us after the workshops – we will be finishing by 8.30.

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Yay – Summer break is coming

We’re a bit giddy as we take a break for the summer and can’t wait for it – this Wednesday is our last Workshop Wednesday event and we are so excited that we are going to treat you all to pizzas! We’ve had a great term with our new more relaxed format which has bought in a variety of new faces and a great atmosphere. We plan to continue with the same format in the autumn but will happily host other learning groups with the same ethos so feel free to reach out to us on

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Coding Black Females Bootcamp call

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We were contacted by Coding black females and want to share with you their great BootCamp offering.

Coding Black Females is a non-profit organisation, established in 2017 to address the under-representation of black women in technology. Our aim and mission is to grow and inspire the community of black female developers and to actively remove the barriers preventing black women from entering the industry and progressing within roles.  

It is very much aligned with our mission and a great opportunity to share with you:

Coding Black Females have announced the launch of their new 30 week training bootcamp, Return to Tech.

  • Return to Tech will train and support black women with the desire to return to the tech industry after an extended break and GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) are sponsoring a cohort of black women. 
  • Successful applicants will have the opportunity of employment as a Senior Software Engineer at GCHQ. The role is subject to passing developed vetting.
  • The bootcamp will train successful applicants in Modern Development Practices, Cloud Architecture and Technical Leadership and will help them to achieve certifications in tech.
  • Applicants must be over 18, based in the UK, be a British Citizen, black or mixed heritage, female or gender minority and would like to work in Manchester or Cheltenham.
  • Applications must also have previous experience in a technical role with hands-on coding and be returning to the tech industry after taking time out of up to 7 years for either parental leave, caring responsibilities, change or a break.
  • It’s an amazing opportunity. If you fit the bill, we would encourage you to apply today!

Link to apply: : Deadline is Friday 24th June 2022!

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Made Tech Academy 2020

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This is the best opportunity to learn and get paid for the pleasure, that we have seen and we suggest that you get in quick. It’s perfect for juniors wanting more experience, home upskilled, and basically, anyone wanting to get into Tech. It comes complete with a Job at the end so what’s not to love?

The Made Tech Academy is a 12-week programme for those who want to start a career in software engineering or have been learning to code but haven’t had the opportunity to gain any commercial experience working within the tech industry.

The programme is led by our full-time engineers and ex-Academy students and gives participants the skills they need to join one of our project delivery teams while getting paid a full salary of £22,500 – 25,000 (depending on location) from day one.

The 2020 Academy programme will begin as a remote experience with participants from London, Manchester and Bristol and will be starting in early September.

The closing date for applications is the 30th of June 2020.

View our Academy page for more information and to apply! (you can mention that you heard about it from us)

Here is a selection of blog posts written by ex-Academy engineers describing the programme: