Participants who are beginners will be attending lessons in the chosen area 1x / month.
You should choose one track.
Goal of this track is to create a small frontend webpage available online, ready to be put on your portfolio to show future employer!
Each lecture will have a theoretical part + live programming of our final project, to help you understand how to apply knowledge practically.
In the back-end track we will look at the basic elements of back-end development. We will learn: - what does back-end development mean? - look at programming languages that are use at back-end development - talk about databases - learn why and how to use GIT - understand the importance of clean code - speak about what does it even mean to be a back-end programmer and how to get a job at it After every lession we will have a small homework to better understand the practial implemintation of the theme. If needed, programming evening will be organised. In this track you won't learn back-end programming from zero, but you can use the help of the track lead and the speaker to better learn on your own.
During this course you will explore all the stages of the UI/UX design process: from research, experience mapping, prototyping, UI design, Mobile UI design principles to working hand's on your design challenge in Figma tool and look into design thinking/facilitation. It will be a healthy balance with theory and hands-on excercises to get the feel of UX designer's day.
We will meet UX/UI professionals from various organisations and environments - with a chance to explore also different UX/UI carrier paths and learn about different industry contexts.
This course will give you a broad overview on Testing and Quality Assurance field.
By the end of this course you will know multiple Testing Types and techniques, try to do some testing yourself, no longer be afraid of Test Automation and demonstrate your newly gained knowledge and can explain your friends or maybe even to recruiter what is the difference between Functional and Non-Functional testing.
The vertical will aim to delve into the details of different engineering fields and how computing can be applied within them. Often the speakers will have cross disciplinary expertise and will share the story of their background and experience within these fields. Each lecture will be supported by practical examples of how different engineering field are used and applied within not only research but the real world and hopefully will shed light on the future of science and technology and the trends to come.
This course is meant to cover everything around IT operations and support. The aim is to describe what operations and support is, how it helps the organisation and its customers. Processes, incident management, assets, end user support etc.
The books tell us that IT project management is about planning, organizing, leading and controlling IT projects. Actually it is a bit more than that: it is also leading your team, communicating with stakeholders, solving problems, always thinking forward about possible risks and keeping track of millions of things. Sometimes IT Project Manager is technically skilled and sometimes just works with business tasks, but anyway he/she is THE multitasker in a team, on a daily basis fulfilling various roles and wearing different hats. IT PM is the main factor in making or breaking the project, and this is what our track will be dedicated to.
What is in common with products from Google, Spotify, Wolt or Waze? They all have product managers (PM)! Glassdoor, leading job-seeking website, puts a PM position as the 4th best job in the United States for 2020. In the U.S., interest in product management has doubled in the last five years.
In this course we will look into topics like career of PM, structure of a tech company, the product team, and the role of the PM. Will learn definition of a tech product, what it means to develop a product, product life cycle. Will review tools PMs are using and look into the day-to-day work activities.
Tech track lead - Alise Dīrika, co-lead - Elvis Sinijs
The World is changing, and cybersecurity threats are rapidly increasing. Everything relies more and more heavily on technology; therefore, digital security is becoming more crucial than ever. Protecting our data, programs, and digital assets have become essential now that everything is stored online.
ITCareerFinder ranks IT Security Specialist as the job with the most growth potential. And women are welcome in this industry.
In this program, we will look into cyber security risk management, learn how to hack, and gain other basic knowledge required by a cyber security specialist. In addition, in collaboration with ESET Latvia you will have an opportunity to participate in the cybersecurity training course and get a certificate.
Data analytics is the future of everything, because it is everywhere. Companies and individuals use data to increase productivity, optimize processes, make decisions, predict trends, recommend products and much more.
Data Analytics track will give you the starter-pack of skills and prepare you for a career in data. Throughout each session we will make sense of roles in data, go through different stages of data analytics project, discover visualisation tools and learn programming basics.
It’s a set of tasks, knowledge, and techniques required to identify business needs and provide solutions to issues in enterprises. In the technology industry, solutions often include a systems development component but also can consist of process improvement or organizational change.
Startups are young companies, rooted in tech and innovation, founded to develop and bring to market a unique product or service and validate a scalable business model.
In this track, we will cover all the foundations of creating and running a startup, to help you to bring your bright idea to life, such as - Concept and Ideation; Testing and Validation; Business Development; Value Proposition and Pitching; Funding; Go to Market and Growth.
A track for mentees with experience in IT
Ladies with experience that want to “step up their game” in the IT field: boost their skillset, while knowing the basics already: likely finished our previous tracks, have done some work in the IT field or professionals that want to move to the IT field from a non-IT related position.
Advanced mentorship track with the focus on more in-depth topics concerning everyday practices - things that can enhance existing skills and tune up daily work processes presented in an “hands on” manner. Participant engagement is expected.
Topics covered may be relevant to non-IT field participants, but are especially valuable for those working closely with tech / software products.
Track lead - Lota Plezere
The IT area is broad; our mentors are experts from different tech areas and cover a wide range of roles - product development, project management, development, testing, UX, IT admin and others
Find the mentor you trust and apply for the Riga TechGirls mentorship program!