FREE computing events from @MayorOfLondon for young people / teachers ^JB

The Mayor of London’s team is hosting a couple of FREE ONLINE computing-themed events next week, for teachers and for students (teachers / parents also welcome at the second careers event).

The team put on a number of events and you can see their current and previous events at their homepage on Eventbrite. The main image accompanying this post is a screenshot of their ‘live’ events. If you have an Eventbrite account you can log in and follow them to hear about their next events.

For more info on either event:

Breaking the Gender Barriers in Computing | Ada Lovelace Day CPD
Monday 12th October, 4.30-5.30pm | Free, Online
Aimed at: SCHOOL TEACHERS (KS2 and 3)
[Register free on Eventbrite]

A significant gender gap exists in computing at schools, with more boys than girls pursuing computing-related subjects at both GCSE and A-level, with the result that fewer women than men go on to work in the computing and digital technology sectors. How can teachers of computing help remove the barriers girls face in computing?

The session will explore the social and cultural barriers to participation in computing and offer strategies to encourage more girls to participate in computing, both in primary and secondary.

Careers with Impact: Meet the Programmers who #CodeTheWorld
Friday 16th October, 4-5pm | Free, Online
Aimed at: PUPILS, STUDENTS (tickets also available for PARENTS, TEACHERS)
[Register free on Eventbrite]

Sponsors include Mayor of London, Ada Lovelace Day, Coding Black Females and Stemettes

Many people associate computing with phones, games or a subject in school. But did you know that it also plays a big part in transport, healthcare, environment, sustainability, education and human rights?

This Ada Lovelace Day, you will get the chance to hear from real-life programmers and computer scientists who #CodeTheWorld on a daily basis and ask them your questions. What do they really do? Can they make the world a better place? And how can you become one?

This event is open to any young person who is interested in learning about different and exciting careers within computing, programming, computer science, software engineering, etc. Careers in computing are available and suitable for anyone, whether you are currently studying at school or at home, in between education stages or you are a school leaver.