– Neha Abraham, Software Engineer
[education + scholarships]
Golang Mini Academy: $1000 donation (financial assistance available)
When: June 24th 2021 to July 29th 2021
Golang Mini Academy is a part of WITPGH Come Up course series where women with the equivalent of one year programming experience take part in intermediate to advanced skill building opportunities to move upward in their career. Golang is a programming language created by Google and deemed as one of the most in demand skills an engineer can acquire at this time.
Level Up In Tech: $4500 scholarship
When: curriculum is taught live and begins in June 2021
WITPGH has partnered with Level Up In Tech to bring you access to dramatically change your career and break into tech! Level Up in Tech is a comprehensive cloud career bootcamp for individuals who are serious about taking their first steps in the cloud industry. We prepare you with a strategic learning path that focuses on real-world experience that you can show employers. Throughout the process, we offer career coaching to polish up your resume and ensure you’re ready for the interview that could lead to your dream job. Serious about investing in yourself and advancing your career? Let’s talk and see how we can help you get from zero to cloud.
WIT PGH is a community of women, womxn, non-binary folks, and allies championing for the diverse and intersectional experience in tech. We aim for tech equity and advocacy through digital literacy and autonomy.
As Pittsburgh evolves from the City of Steel to a city of technology, womxn remain highly underrepresented. In fact, studies show that womxn hold only 25% of the tech jobs in Pittsburgh – some would argue these numbers are even lower. When broken down further on a national level, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 5% of computing jobs are held by Asian womxn, 3% are held by Black womxn, and only 1% held by Latinx womxn. Moreover, Pittsburgh ranks very low on the best cities for womxn in tech to work and live. We are number 46th to be exact.