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PARTNERS: CODE FEST 2022

COMPANY SPONSOR

CODE FEST 2022

15-16 SEPTEMBER

Welcome to Code Fest 2022! This year, we will be hosting an in-person, live-streamed two-day event with a range of talks, panels and interactive chats.

OUR COMMUNITY LOVED CODE FEST LAST YEAR
Last year, our CFG members loved being able to learn about tech and tech careers from a range of companies and the opportunity to engage with speakers for Q&A sessions and interactive events.

ENGAGE WITH THE CFG COMMUNITY
Code Fest is a great way to highlight your brand, showcase how you are leading the charge with diversity in tech, and engage with the CFG community.

THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE EVEN BIGGER!
Code Fest 2021 was a huge success (read more below!) and we are hoping to deliver an even bigger event this year. Two days full of tech talks, career booster ideas and our CFG awards (plus more), we expect 2022 to be our best yet!  

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CODE FEST 2022

Hit up the buttons below to explore more on Code Fest 2022 including the event schedule and sponsor options. Plus find out more about what Code Fest was like last year and dive into some info on our community from community insights.

CODE FEST 2021

Code Fest 2021 was a fun-filled two-day celebration of Code First Girls, our members and partner companies that are doing cool stuff in the tech space.

Day one saw a virtual event day with loads of companies and panels giving insightful tech talks to an online audience. 

Day Two was our live-streamed in-person event at Level39 with the Career Booster theme with loads of great topics and interactive sessions.

CODE FEST 2021 – MORE DETAILS
If you would like a little taster, check out the pics to the right or scroll down to check out the videos for each day for Code Fest 2021 (timestamps for sessions are available on the watch on YouTube link).

CODE FEST 2021 STATS

~4k

LIVE VIEWS

200+

LIVE QUESTIONS

300+

aTTENDED OUR IN-PERSON EVENT

71

SPEAKERs & PANELISTS

37

COMPANIES INVOLVED

13.1%

ONLINE ENGAGEMENT

CODE FEST 2021 COMPANY PARTNERS

WATCH DAY ONE CODE FEST 2021:

TECH TALKS

WATCH DAY TWO CODE FEST 2021:

CAREER BOOSTER

CODE FEST 2022:

AGENDA

We have a range of panels, tech talks, and CFG alumni sessions on the cards to help deliver a selection of hot topic areas for our members, showcasing tech trends, companies, and career pathways. For companies who would like to get involved, available slots and suggested topics or panel discussions are listed below. Hit the button below to book a session.

DAY ONE: TECH TALKS

THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER

Welcome to Code Fest 2022! Our Code Fest event headline sponsor will join Anna Brailsford, CEO of Code First Girls for a warm welcome to Code Fest 2022 with some opening remarks.

Code Fest 2022 will kick-off with our day one event sponsor keynote introducing our day full of tech talks, panels, and inspirational speakers and highlighting a key topic in tech.

Topic: The climate crisis – can technology really save us?

A 30-minute panel discussion looking at the ongoing climate crisis we are all facing – a key topic that our community are concerned about. What can tech do to help move the dial in a positive direction? Can technology provide us with better resources and intel to tackle this crisis? And how could tech help individuals have an impact? We’ll look at these areas and more as part of our first panel discussion for the day.

There are 4-5 panel spots available for this discussion.

Headline Sponsor – Code Fest WiT Power Series
Special Guest Speaker: to be announced

A 20-minute powerhouse talk from one of our inspirational women in tech special guests brought to you by our Code Fest 2022 headline event sponsor.

First break in between sessions with partner exhibition tables.

Suggested topic*: Data is the new gold. So how should we spend it?

*nb: example topic only, final topic discussion is up to the sponsoring company.

A 30-minute company sponsored place to showcase how your business is using tech, driving innovation, or involved in key tech issues. This can be a TED talk style presentation OR a panel from your business.

Topic: The burnout is real: navigating the demands of work and home in a post-covid world

A 30-minute panel discussion looking at how we can all adjust in this ‘new-world order’ post covid. From looking at mental health to time management and everything in between, we will bring together panellists with different experiences, learnings and ideas on how to tackle our new normal, and how companies, leaders and colleagues can support new ways of working. 

There are 4-5 panel spots available for this discussion.

Headline Sponsor – Code Fest WiT Power Series
Special Guest Speaker: to be announced

A 20-minute powerhouse talk from one of our inspirational women in tech special guests brought to you by our Code Fest 2022 headline event sponsor.

Lunch break in between sessions with partner exhibition tables.

Suggested topic*: The positive impact of tech: how tech is shaping the world we live in for good

*nb: example topic only, final topic discussion is up to the sponsoring company.

A 30-minute company sponsored place to showcase how your business is using tech, driving innovation, or involved in key tech issues. This can be a TED talk style presentation OR a panel from your business.

 

Topic: The rise of the non-techy – why a non-STEM background has a place in tech.

A 30-minute panel discussion looking at how a non-STEM background can lead to a successful career in tech. Our community members are a great example of this, and in this panel discussion, we’ll look at how different pathways into tech can create a competitive advantage for companies, how this may evolve in the near future, and how we can encourage more non-STEM candidates to make the switch to tech!

There are 4-5 panel spots available for this discussion.

Headline Sponsor – Code Fest WiT Power Series
Special Guest Speaker: to be announced

A 20-minute powerhouse talk from one of our inspirational women in tech special guests brought to you by our Code Fest 2022 headline event sponsor.

Afternoon break in between sessions with partner exhibition tables.

Suggested topic: The smart device explosion. What ethical challenges do we face in a hyper-connected world?

A 30 minute company sponsored place to showcase how your business is using tech, driving innovation, or involved in key tech issues. This can be a TED talk style presentation OR a panel from your business.

Topic: how neurodiversity is strengthening the digital tech workforce

A 30-minute panel discussion looking at how neurodiversity is the tech powerhouse for companies wanting a strategic advantage. From cybersecurity to website accessibility, we’ll discuss why companies should be actively looking for diverse tech talent, how to adopt an inclusive hiring process and, provide an ongoing supportive work environment for all to drive team success.

There are 4-5 panel spots available for this discussion.

Headline Sponsor – Code Fest WiT Power Series
Special Guest Speaker: to be announced

A 20-minute powerhouse talk from one of our inspirational women in tech special guests brought to you by our Code Fest 2022 headline event sponsor.

And that’s a wrap! Our Code Fest event headline sponsor will join Anna Brailsford, CEO of Code First Girls to wrap up day one of Code Fest and some final thoughts on what we’ve seen and heard with an epic first day.

DAY TWO: CAREER BOOSTER

FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER

Welcome to Code Fest 2022 Day Two! Our Code Fest event headline sponsor will join Anna Brailsford, CEO of Code First Girls for a warm welcome to our second day of Code Fest 2022 with some opening remarks.

Code Fest 2022 will kick-off with our day two event sponsor keynote introducing our day full of tech talks, panels, and inspirational speakers and highlighting a key topic in tech.

Our EXCLUSIVE MOOC Challenge Hack will be launched at Code Fest 2022.

The launch of our Code Fest 2022 MOOC Challenge Hack will kick off with a talk from our lead sponsoring company, announcing the challenge task and talking about how the challenge is important for them and the wider community. 

This will then lead into introducing our special panels of judges and a hosted discussion around the key challenge statement/topic.

Headline Sponsor – Code Fest WiT Power Series
Special Guest Speaker: to be announced

A 20-minute powerhouse talk from one of our inspirational women in tech special guests brought to you by our Code Fest 2022 headline event sponsor.

Morning break in between sessions with partner exhibition tables.

Suggested topic*:  Make your application shine: what companies look for and tips’n’tricks to smash those applications.

*nb: example topic only, final topic discussion is up to the sponsoring company.

A 30-minute company sponsored place to showcase how your business is using tech, driving innovation, or involved in key tech issues. This can be a TED talk style presentation OR a panel from your business.

Topic: Allyship – how to drive change and build a supportive culture in tech

A 30-minute panel discussion looking at allyship in tech. How can both companies and individuals demonstrate allyship in the workplace? As part of this panel, we’ll discover what has worked, what hasn’t, and how we can all continue to evolve in this space.

There are 4-5 panel spots available for this discussion.

Headline Sponsor – Code Fest WiT Power Series
Special Guest Speaker: to be announced

A 20-minute powerhouse talk from one of our inspirational women in tech special guests brought to you by our Code Fest 2022 headline event sponsor.

Lunch break in between sessions with partner exhibition tables.

Suggested topic*: Embracing redirection – learning to love the word “no”

*nb: example topic only, final topic discussion is up to the sponsoring company.

A 30-minute company sponsored place to showcase how your business is using tech, driving innovation, or involved in key tech issues. This can be a TED talk style presentation OR a panel from your business.

 

Topic: Tech and Social Mobility: How to empower minority groups with economic opportunities by building diverse tech teams

Join our lead research paper sponsor in a talk about the findings and a mini fireside chat with Anna about our research paper findings from our community regarding social mobility and gender in tech and the ways businesses can provide economic opportunities and drive their own tech advantage through diversity of thought.

Headline Sponsor – Code Fest WiT Power Series
Special Guest Speaker: to be announced

A 20-minute powerhouse talk from one of our inspirational women in tech special guests brought to you by our Code Fest 2022 headline event sponsor.

Afternoon break in between sessions with partner exhibition tables.

Suggested topic*: Advocates of change – shifting the dial with social mobility in tech

*nb: example topic only, final topic discussion is up to the sponsoring company.

A 30 minute company sponsored place to showcase how your business is using tech, driving innovation, or involved in key tech issues. This can be a TED talk style presentation OR a panel from your business.

Topic: Know your worth – how to ask for money, mentors and more training.

A 30-minute panel discussion where we will bring together different tech community members who will showcase their experiences, learnings, and insights as to how to get the most out of your career – from the money, to mentors, progression, training and more. 

There are 4-5 panel spots available for this discussion.

Suggested topic*: How can tech help us battle the rising cost of living?

*nb: example topic only, final topic discussion is up to the sponsoring company.

A 30 minute company sponsored place to showcase how your business is using tech, driving innovation, or involved in key tech issues. This can be a TED talk style presentation OR a panel from your business.

We will be delivering a range of awards to CFG members to celebrate their contribution, success, or activity within the CFG community. These are the ones to watch in the tech space for sure!

We will be hosting a range of awards, supported by an introduction of each award by the award sponsor and why it is important to their business.

Each business will deliver the award to the CFG member live.

And that’s a wrap! Our Code Fest event headline sponsor will join Anna Brailsford, CEO of Code First Girls to wrap up Code Fest and some final thoughts on what we’ve seen and heard throughout the two-day event.

Our Headline Event Sponsor will be hosting a special Code Fest Closing Party for our CFG awards winners, members, partners and special guests.

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CODE FEST 2022:

SPONSOR OPTIONS

We have a range of sponsor options to get involved in Code Fest. At Code Fest 2021, we ha

EVENT HEADLINE SPONSOR
PRICE: £30,000
1 TOTAL SPOT / SOLD
FULL DAY SPONSOR
PRICE: £10,000
2 TOTAL SPOTS / 2 AVAILABLE
SESSION SPONSOR
PRICE: £4,500
7 TOTAL SPOTS / SOLD
PANEL MEMBER SPOT
PRICE: £1,500
24 TOTAL SPOTS / 7 AVAILABLE
AWARD SPONSOR
PRICE: £5,000
7 TOTAL SPOTS / 3 AVAILABLE
EXHIBITION NETWORKING TABLE
PRICE: £5,000
5 TOTAL SPOTS / 3 AVAILABLE
MOOC CHALLENGE HACK (+ MOOC SPRINT) HEADLINE SPONSOR
PRICE: £35,000
1 SPOT / SOLD
JUDGING PANEL POSITION
PRICE: £5,000
5 SPOTS / 5 AVAILABLE
RESEARCH PAPER SPONSOR
PRICE: £15,000
1 SPOT / SOLD

A unique opportunity to be involved in a special project that will be showcased at Code Fest 2022 for the first time. This research piece will go beyond this event and be shared across our networks and with all partners to highlight and discuss this key topic: What women want: how to attract and retain tech talent in a post-covid world. 

COMMUNITY

INSIGHTS

We are incredibly proud of our Code First Girls community and how active and engaged our members are. Below you’ll find some community insights looking at who our members are and their thoughts on some key topics.

70k+

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

57%

UNDERREPRESENTED ETHNICITIES

26%

IDENTIFY AS NEURODIVERSE

1/3

WERE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE SCHOOL MEALS

49%

IDENTIFY AS CAREER SWITCHERS

TOP 3

TECH TOPIC INTERESTS
AI & Machine learning App development Algorithm design

41.9%

WANT HELP WITH PROFILE BUILDING
38% want help with interviews, applications and tech assessments

TOP 3

GLOBAL ISSUES
Gender equity / equality
Climate change & clean energy
Mental health & support

50%+

ARE ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR A NEW ROLE IN TECH OR EXPLORING THEIR OPTIONS

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