My Experience as a Mentor at CoderDojo

One of the many topics that come up when discussing the gender diversity issues in tech is the lack of visibility of people in tech who aren’t straight, white, cisgender men. I myself didn’t even know about software engineering until I began researching computing degrees so I can’t say I ever had any role models for such tech roles when growing up. Until this point my only experience of IT was creating spreadsheets in my GCSE ICT class and that certainly didn’t excite me but in the past few years I have noticed that college courses are adding software modules and there has been a rise of coding clubs for kids. [Read More]