“Learn IT, Girl” second edition: the numbers

Hi all,

It is already week 5 into the program and we hope you are as excited as we are about how the program is advancing! We know the start is always difficult, but we know the learning is always rewarding.

The first four weeks have been very intense for the organizer group too, preparing, fixing and rematching. With our participant base more stable now, we want to share with you some of the great numbers that make us excited this year: 750+ applications, 300+ participants, 14 languages and 30+ countries. Thank you for being part of “Learn IT, Girl”. Enjoy!

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Let’s get started!

The day has arrived! Today, the second edition of “Learn IT, Girl” has started! We are excited imagining all the wonderful projects you will create, the friendships you will make and the experience you will accumulate. We want this journey to be a wonderful experience for all of you, which is why we have put together some dos and don’ts for mentors and mentees that we hope will help you getting started.

This week you should have your first mentor/mentee meeting over Skype or Hangouts to start getting to know each other and think about which topics excite you for the project. By the end of the week you should have updated your project proposal on the websiteto the final proposal you have worked on with your mentor. You also need to start defining your roadmap and create weekly tasks on your dashboard to keep track of your work.

This week you should also create a Github repository and update the link in our website. Make sure you put a link to the repository you will be working with and not your Github profile! Feel like brushing up Git a little bit? You can check our learning materials or this two-hour course. Remember that you can always check the timeline to see what will happen every week.

But the most important thing is for you to learn. Your mentor is here to help you through this journey, so don’t be shy if you have a doubt. There is no such thing as a stupid question. Every week you will make some steps and, no matter how big or small, these will help you reach your goal. Celebrate every step together with your mentor!

As always, we are here to help, so feel free to contact us at learnitgirl.office@gmail.com if you have any questions.

The “Learn IT, Girl” team

 

Applications are open!

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It’s been a long time since the team started working on “Learn IT, Girl” second edition, from designing the application process to building the new website. Today, we can proudly announce that the applications for “Learn IT, Girl” second edition are open!

Do you want to learn a new programming language together with a mentor while building a project of your choice? Apply to become a mentee!

Do you want to help a girl learn a new programming language teaching her the best practices and tricks while building a project on Github? Apply to become a mentor!

Applications will be open until January 18 and we encourage all of you to participate in this great experience! Don’t forget to join our Facebook group and follow us on Twitter in the meantime to stay connected.

Thank you for being part of “Learn IT, Girl”

The “Learn IT, Girl” team

Ready, set, Learn IT girls!

Anxious for another edition of “Learn IT, Girl”? So are we!

The last few months have been rather intense for the LITG team, in an organizational and in a structural sense. We’ve got new people on board envisioning this year’s edition and working on all the details to make it happen. We hope this will be visible when the new edition starts!

We are also happy to have finally sent out all the diplomas for the first edition mentors and mentees thanks to our partner Accredible, who will continue collaborating with us in the next edition. We hope you all have claimed your diplomas now! Feel free to contact us if you are having trouble doing so.

As you may know, we have been developing an Open Source web platform during the last months where the second edition will take place and we are proud to announce we just went live! Feel free to check our homepage, browse some of last edition projects, subscribe to our newsletter and fill in our programming languages survey to help us make the program better for you. The application period will start soon, so stay tuned!

If you would like to join us and collaborate in the organization or the development of the second edition, feel free to email us at learnitgirl.office@gmail.com

That’s it for now, and remember: ready, set, Learn IT girls!

The “Learn IT, Girl!” team

Getting ready for the second edition!

The first edition of  “Learn IT, Girl” was amazing. We had over two hundred applications and we could finally accept 118 mentees from almost 20 countries. Mentees worked on amazing projects on 10 different technologies along with the amazing mentors they were paired up with. We had mentees from very different backgrounds, from absolute beginners in the coding world to great coders wanting to learn a new language, but they all shared the same excitement and spirit.

Even though not all mentees completed their projects during the program, they created a relationship with their mentor to help them develop their skills. We had mentees who continued working after the program on their apps with the help of their mentor.

We have created this infographic to sum up what happened during “Learn IT, Girl” first edition, the impressions the mentees had and some of the wonderful projects they worked on.

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Stay tunned for the second edition of the program on a new web platform we are currently working on

Thanks for being part “Learn IT, Girl”

The “Learn IT, Girl!” team