Many in the women in tech world will have heard of Sue Black. If you haven’t she is a senior research associate in the software systems engineering group in the department of computer science at University College London and she’s best known for her campaign to save Bletchley Park.
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More recently Sue has focused her efforts on creating techmums which is a program of five two hour hands on workshops in app design, web design, online security, social media and Python programming with Raspberry Pi.
It’s techmum’s aim to give more women the chance to see what great opportunities there are for them in the tech industry. For mums who are “afraid of the keyboard” e-skills accredited the techmums program.
Techmums have run pilot schemes in Tower Hamlets, the average female life expectancy there is the lowest in the country at 54. In the next few months techmums will be running across secondary schools in Tower Hamlets and are looking for funding and volunteers for the roll out.
There are currently four ways that you can help with the techmum campaign:
1. By donating to their Indiegogo campaign Let’s start a #techmums revolution watch the video and see what the mums say about how it has changed them:
2. By signing up as a volunteer, mum or school:
3. By spreading the word to others that you think may be interested in helping by email, Twitter @SavvyTechmums
“I’m helping to start a #techmums revolution with @savvytechmums http://Sueblack.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=935ad6e4e5b17599a4c698337&id=b9e5125e4c&e=b5598eaf97
4. By offering support, advice, contacts and/or advocacy so that they can make sure thier campaign is successful. Who could you connect them to?