The so-called “mentoring program” of the Hamburg-based start-up moinworld is a support system for undecisive people who want to gain a foothold in the IT industry. It creates inspiring relationships based on mutual understanding, trust and respect between mentor and mentee, from which both parts benefit. This is also how Alline de Lara, currently a software developer, experienced it. The young woman took part at the program not only as a mentor but absolved it also as a mentee and thus knows it from both perspectives.
What is Data Science – told by a Data Scientist -Interview with Jasmin Data Scientist at Holisticon I have been a Data Scientist at Holisticon AG for almost a year. In my everyday life, I deal with data. Structured and unstructured, clean and unclean, large and small amounts of data. Sometimes, even more data emerges from the data at hand, when combining them creates new, relevant information. This happens, for example, when an average is calculated to describe a group of data.
“Making a small contribution to making the gender ratio more balanced is my personal incentive.” Today we interviewed Janina, who participated in our mentoring program as a mentor. The interview was conducted by Katharina Platzer. Katharina is currently studying for her master’s degree and works part-time as a product owner in the automotive sector and volunteers for moinworld. Janina, please introduce yourself briefly. I’m 35 and have been working in marketing for more than ten years, and my heart clearly beats for digital strategies.
An interview with Julia Herbst - mentor of the Python advanced course that moinworld offers for free via Lernen.cloud. The Diversity in the tech industry is unfortunately still a long time coming these days. So far it is still a “boys-only club”. Since there is a lack of skilled workers in this country, Germany even needs support from abroad. Yet there are so many intelligent girls at Germany’s schools whose potential remains untapped.
My experiences as coding-amateur participating at the Summer Camp 2021 First of all, some information about me. I’m an 18-year-old girl who has just graduated from high school. My advanced courses? German and English. Coding is only for hackers, highly gifted people, and boys who secretly build a drug empire from their room via the dark net. That’s how I thought about the IT business. But spoiler alert: it’s not like that.
“We should all contribute to creating a level playing field in workplaces where all women can thrive. We need to raise more women to believe in themselves by celebrating our great role models and make them more visible.” Today we interviewed Ejona who joined our mentoring program as a mentor. The interview was conducted by Katharina Platzer. She is currently in her master studies while working as a Product Owner in the Automotive sector and is volunteering for moinworld.
“You should just look around and especially use networks like the one from moinworld, because you learn so much more about what you can try out or which events you can participate in - it’s also much more fun together than sitting alone in front of the laptop.” Today we interviewed Verena who joined our mentoring program as a mentee. The interview was conducted by Katharina Platzer. She is currently in her master studies while working as a Product Owner in the Automotive sector and is volunteering for moinworld.
“Moving to Germany it was hard to find yourself in a community, to make friends and connections and to understand the culture, because everything was basically frozen in the pandemic. Moinworld was a great help, because everything was moved to online and we kept communicating and connecting with each other.” Today we interviewed Meri who first joined our mentoring program as a mentee and is now a mentor in our program.
ThoughWorks is partnering with moinworld to increase the number of women in technology and motivate girls for tech careers. Yesterday we met for our first joint Meetup with ThoughtWorks to discuss about how to influence Software Quality and Wellbeing. For everyone who could not join please read here what you have missed and please already mark your calendar for the next Meetup together with ThoughtWorks which will be happening September 16th.
moinworld is partnering with ThoughtWorks to increase the number of women in technology and motivate girls for tech careers. Today we spoke with Aileen Pistorius (Head of Marketing) and Susanne Kirndorfer (Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) about how ThoughtWorks is addressing the gender gap in IT and how it is like to work for a company like ThoughtWorks. How do you describe ThoughtWorks in three words? Susanne: Community, Diversity, Passion