Oct 09 - Girls in Tech Gibraltar Deliver Successful Coding Bootcamp and Sign GiG as Platinum Sponsor

Girls in Tech Gibraltar launched earlier this year and committed to delivering a roadmap of high quality, high value events aimed at educating, empowering and engaging women in Gibraltar and encouraging their spirit of entrepreneurship and enthusiasm towards STEM fields.

The chapter delivered a very successful Python Django Bootcamp event over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of September held at Supernatural in the World Trade Center Gibraltar. The bootcamp was designed to teach women (and men) with little to no technical experience how to build an online blogging application from the ground up. The event hosted 22 women and two men who all successfully managed to build and deploy their very own blog platform to the internet by the end of the weekend.

The Girls in Tech Gibraltar chapter is also celebrating the news that Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has decided to become its Platinum sponsor. GiG joins Playtech, the grass-roots sponsor of Girls in Tech Gibraltar, in collaborating with Girls in Tech Gibraltar to provide a sustainable platform for the organisation’s initiatives.

“We are incredibly honoured and excited to have GiG become our Platinum sponsor,” says Cristina Turbatu, MD of Girls in Tech Gibraltar.

“With GiG deciding to partner and collaborate with Girls in Tech Gibraltar, we are confident that we will be able to continue to deliver high quality initiatives and continue our work towards developing sustainable strategies to address the challenges of gender diversity and the empowerment of women in the STEM fields”.

Robin Eirik Reed, Group CEO of Gaming Innovation Group, supports the positive sentiment commenting, “GiG is proud to support GIT as platinum sponsor for the coming year, with common focus on the importance of gender equality and diversity in the workplace. As a Tech company, GiG highly values the organization’s commitment to technology leadership, which raises the profile among successful women in tech, and provides a platform to support young female professionals.”

Girls in Tech Gibraltar says that it is now working hard towards delivering its most ambitious event for the year, the Hacking for Humanity hackathon, which will be held in mid-November and already had a number of teams (local and international) expressing interest in attending. The event will focus on identifying challenges and pain-points that local charities and non-profit organizations face and then presenting these challenges to the hackathon teams to solve with technology, products and process. The resulting solutions from the hackathon will be given back to the charities and non-profit organizations in the hopes that they will improve their ability to deliver much needed services and support to the Gibraltarian community.