Achieving a gender diversity is an important part of the development of the Bulgarian tech community – a cause strongly supported by Questers. In order to attract more women to the technology sector and inspire them to start coding, during the last few years we are supporting two technical workshops – Rails Girls Sofia and Django Girls Sofia.
Rails Girls Sofia 9.0 is a two-day workshop constantly supported by Questers for the past four years. The event is aiming to engage girls and women with technology and make it more approachable for them. The 9th edition took place on 14th and 15th of October and attracted 110 participants and 60 volunteering mentors. The ladies had the opportunity to acquire new skills and to develop their first web application guided by their assigned mentor.
Learn more about the Rails Girls workshops here.
Django Girls Sofia is an international community which supports the organization of free one-day programming workshops for women around the world. Its aim also is bringing more women into the world of technology. The workshops are organized by volunteers who provide tools, resources and support to the participants helping them to build their first applications using HTML, CSS, Python and Django.
Learn more about the first Django Girls workshop in Bulgaria hosted by Questers.
With the topic becoming trending in the tech sphere Hackerrank has recently shared some interesting stats about the share of women in the tech industry. According to the report, it appears women represent 17,1% of the total tech workforce worldwide, while in Bulgaria the percentage is 16,5. As a technology company with a focus on diversity, Questers is proud to have a share of 22,8% female employees as a result of constant focused efforts.
22,8% female Questers’ employees
To find out how we support career growth of our female colleagues read what Mariya Beleva, Java Developer at Version1’s team at Questers, shared with us earlier this month.