What is the Women Developer Academy?

Our Women Developer Academy will equip women in tech with the skills, resources and support they need to become leaders in the industry through public speaking and other community contributions.

If you are a professional IT practitioner (e.g. software engineer, data scientist, developer, etc.), bringing skills in one of the many Google technologies, looking to land more speaking opportunities, improve your public speaking skills and build your confidence and network, this month long programme is for you.
You’ll have weekly workshops focussing on a specific topic (more details below) and have access to weekly 1:1 mentor sessions facilitated by Googlers and technical experts within our European developer community.

Beyond gaining new skills, you will also get to meet, connect, and network with other women developers who are on a similar journey and support you to find speaking opportunities through our developer community network to showcase your newly developed presentations.
We also encourage a big interest in our Google Developer Experts program and support you on the way to become one after the Academy.

Let's work together to bring diversity to the stage, because impact does not end there, that's where it starts! 

Who are we looking for?

  • Knowledge, passion and experience in one of the following technologies: Android, Google Cloud, Tensorflow, Machine Learning, Flutter, Firebase, Kotlin, Go, Web Technologies, Google Workspace and the goal to become a Google Developer Expert in the future
  • Little public speaking experience
  • Working proficiency in English 
  • Motivated to be active and vocal in the developer community and keen to participate as a speaker in developer conferences and meetups
  • Available throughout February to attend all workshop and mentoring sessions (virtually) as well as commit to our programme requirements
  • Based in any of the European countries
  • We are welcoming all women from all backgrounds and other marginalised genders

Please note that registering your interest does not mean that your spot is confirmed.
We will follow up to confirm if your application has been successful by 30th January.

Timeline

  • 13 December: applications open

  • 23 January: applications close

  • 30 January: all applicants are going to be contacted about the status of their registration and need to confirm their attendence. 

  • February: Women Developer Academy month with sessions twice per week

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