Huge interest in coding classes for women

This week, admissions to the She Goes Tech IT scholarship program concluded with 650 applications submitted for 80 spots. The IT classes are organized by the Riga TechGirls NGO with the goal of helping graduates start a career in IT.

Currently applications are being reviewed and the participants' analytical and English-language skills are being vetted.

The techy women will be taught Java, JavaScript and Scala in a two-month course held three to four times a week on weekday evenings and holidays, and the lessons will include workshops held by industry specialists.

"I see there'll be need for similar studies in the future. I urge the women who won't be starting their studies this fall to not give up and continue following Riga TechGirls on our website and on Facebook. We'll be holding different events including courses and educational lectures so that every woman can access useful information," said Riga TechGirls co-creator Anna Andresone.

Riga TechGirls is an IT association with the goal of bringing women into the tech industry and turning them not only into consumers but also creators of technology. 

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