UCLE Women In Tech is aimed at diversifying the tech field by organising various events.
Our biggest event is @hatch, which is a 50:50 both gender and skillset diversity hackathon. Our main objective is to decrease the gender gap in the field and provide an opportunity for participants to become closer to getting the job of their dreams.
This year we are launching SWIT, which is a shadowing program aimed at university students and is exceptional due to having 100% female participants.
Now in its third year, hatch is the UK’s first 50:50 hackathon – 50:50 both in gender and skillset diversity. This means that boys and girls, technical and non-technical, come together for a weekend to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, as defined by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Previous winners came up with app-based solutions to challenges from lack of skilled labour to pregnancy-related medical help in developing countries.
SHADOWING WOMEN IN TECH
Shadowing Women In Tech (SWIT) is a Shadowing Program event organized by Women in Tech division of UCL Entrepreneurs society in collaboration with UCL Women in Finance and Women in Tech division in UCL Data Science society.
The program is aimed at university students and is exceptional due to having 100% female participants.
SWIT consists of two parts, workshops and shadowing, including an introductory speech, socials and a final event.