Innovate Birmingham is helping women break into the tech field. Here’s what graduates + candidates have to say.

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An Innovate Birmingham ThinkData Analytics Graduate presenting at Summer 2019 Demo Day. Photo submitted

For women looking to break into the tech field, the prospect of entering such a male-dominated industry can be daunting. Luckily, Innovate Birmingham is providing candidates with the skills and confidence they need to make their mark on the Birmingham tech industry. Here’s what five female graduates & candidates have to say about their experience with Innovate Birmingham.

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Innovate Birmingham students showcase their work on Virtual Demo Day—tune in on April 24 at 3PM

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Students at Innovate Birmingham before quarantine. Photo courtesy of Innovate Birmingham

On April 24, candidates of the Software Development and Data Analytics bootcamps at Innovate Birmingham will showcase their projects via an open Zoom meeting. Tune in to see what the candidates have accomplished over the past 14 weeks and learn how local tech professionals are adjusting + get their best tips for working from home

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Birmingham demands data analysts–here’s how Innovate Birmingham is filling the gap

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Haley Kendrick, director of Innovate Birmingham. Photo courtesy of Innovate Birmingham

Whether it’s sales figures, market research, logistics or more, every business is increasingly driven by data and analytics. However, that data is only valuable when an analyst deciphers it into plain English.

As demand for data analysts grows, Innovate Birmingham is dedicated to fostering tech talent right here in Birmingham. See how you could start a career in data analytics with a big pay bump!

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Alumni of Innovate Birmingham share how the program completely changed their lives. Learn how you could too.

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Panelists at Pathway to Careers in Tech. Photo via BhamNow

On Tuesday, November 12, Innovate Birmingham hosted their Pathways to Careers in Tech panel. The panel featured several successful alums of Innovate Birmingham programs. Thanks to organizations like Innovate Birmingham, The Magic City is rapidly turning into a new tech hot spot. Maybe even the next Silicon Valley? Read on to learn more.

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NCWIT’s Alabama Digital Skills Initiative will get more girls and women into tech in Birmingham—3 reasons why it matters

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From Girls Who Code via Facebook

In May 2019, we told y’all about a new $4.1m initiative to support southeastern women in tech.

The National Council for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and the Cognizant Foundation, the backers of this initiative spoke at TechBirmingham’s Tech Tuesday. Read on to learn what we found out.

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Earn while you learn: Innovate Birmingham to team up with Central Six AlabamaWorks for IT Apprenticeship Program. Apply by July 26!

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Innovate Birmingham candidates speaking at a past Demo Day. Photo Submitted

Innovate Birmingham and Central Six AlabamaWorks are joining forces to get Birmingham working—specifically in tech. This fall, Central Six AlabamaWorks will launch their approximately 17 month long Information Technology Apprenticeship Program. And with the help of Innovate Birmingham, they’re getting local tech talent in the field, earning while they learn and on their way to a career in software development.

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3 things I learned about Innovate Birmingham from candidate, Loni Vaughn. Apply for courses + scholarships by Aug. 9.

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Loni Vaughn in front of Innovation Depot, where Innovate Birmingham is located—Always laughing at something, and it’s contagious! Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

The tech world can be intimidating, but Innovate Birmingham is changing that. They offer courses for FREE—no tech experience needed. And they are helping make Birmingham’s local tech industry more accessible to everyone. Hear from Loni Vaughn, a Data Analytics candidate at Innovate Birmingham on what the program is really like, plus how to apply for courses and scholarships today.

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3 things I learned at Innovate Birmingham’s Demo Day 2019

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First up are a few ThinkData Analytics candidates presenting their data on workers’ commutes in and out of Birmingham. Photo submitted

I’ve known about Innovate Birmingham for a few months, and have been so impressed with the work they’re doing to educate and establish IT talent in the Birmingham community. I’ve met some of the crew, toured their office at Innovation Depot, and also written about them a few times. But until attending Demo Day last week, I don’t think I truly understood the impact they are making every single day in the lives of not only their candidates but also the Birmingham tech scene as a whole.

Here are 3 things I learned at Innovate Birmingham’s Demo Day plus how you can get involved:

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Calling all Birmingham techies, Innovate Birmingham’s summer enrollment ends April 19. Secure your spot today

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The Birmingham tech industry is growing… and fast. Tech start-ups like Mixtroz and Shipt are popping up all around the Magic City, so there’s surely no shortage in the jobs that follow. If you’re interested in finding an IT job, but don’t know where to start, Innovate Birmingham’s summer courses might just be the perfect way to get plugged in.

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Innovation & Growth – Mayor Bell’s ‘State of the City’ Address

Yesterday, Mayor William Bell delivered his “State of the City” address, spoke to The Women’s Network, then visited the Pratt City Library to speak to the public – highlighting the growth of Birmingham from many different aspects.

Birmingham Mayor William Bell delivers his “State of the City” address to residents at the Pratt City library. (Ariel Worthy, The Birmingham Times)
Mayor Bell addressing citizens at Pratt City Library – Photo by Ariel Worthy, The Birmingham Times

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Bham’s Innovation – “everyone is pushing to make things happen.” Laney Says

Among the restaurants, breweries, music venues, and community gatherings, there is one aspect of Birmingham that cannot be over looked – you guess it – the Innovation.

Yesterday, the Sheraton Birmingham hosted the BBA’s, as I like to say, power luncheon to discuss Bham’s growth and future.

Photo By: Birmingham Business Alliance

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