The Queensland AI Hub is thrilled to announce its renewed partnership with She Codes, an organisation teaching technical skills to women across Australia.
As part of the partnership She Codes will continue to host its six month program She Codes Plus at the Queensland AI Hub in 2023.
She Codes Plus is designed to supercharge the tech career of its participants particularly targeted for women looking to enter or advance in the tech industry.
Kate Kirwin, Founder of She Codes said the partnership with Queensland AI Hub allows She Codes to have a physical base while supporting women in Brisbane to participate in their program.
“We’ve been running She Codes in Brisbane for three years now and continue to be blown away by the ecosystem here,” Ms Kirwin said.
“There is an ever-growing demand for talent in the tech sector which we don’t see slowing down any time soon.”
“Our partnership with Queensland AI Hub allows us to have a physical base in Brisbane, as well as a strategic relationship around emerging technologies.”
Executive Manager of the Queensland AI Hub Toni Peggrem said it was exciting for the Queensland AI Hub to renew its partnership with She Codes as it continues the innovation hub’s commitment to diversity in the tech sector.
“The She Codes Plus program is so important because it’s about providing technical training to women who aren’t necessarily from a technical background,” Ms Peggrem said.
“If we are going to address diversity across the STEM sectors, organisations like the Queensland AI Hub need to provide support to incredible founders like Kate Kirwin.”
She Codes aims to inspire 100,000 women by 2025 by teaching technical skills and connecting women to career pathways.
About Queensland AI Hub
The Queensland Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hub is a $5 million investment under the Queensland Government’s Advance Queensland initiative and supports Queensland’s innovation sector, businesses and startups through education, programs and bringing world-leaders in AI to Queensland as experts-in-residence.
The AI Hub is managed by the AI Consortium and located at the Queensland Government’s innovation and investment hub known as The Precinct in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
About She Codes
She Codes is a movement focussed on increasing diversity in tech which blends learning, industry and community to create pathways for women to enter tech careers, inspire curiosity and demystify coding.
She Codes currently offers three levels of programs – Workshop, Flash and Plus – which span beginner level through to job ready. The lofty goal is to create an inclusive community of 100,000 in tech by 2025.