Alicia Carolina Beylan Navarette

I’m a graduate of Computer Science with Robotics from King’s College London.

I’ve been a backend software engineer at Deliveroo for 1 year and recently got awarded an exceptional talent visa sponsored by TechNation. I’m part of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on AI where we get to discuss important topics such as ethics, education, health, privacy and others and how they will be impacted by AI.

During my time at university I was the president of KCL Tech Society, one of the biggest tech societies in the UK where my main focus was to teach people from different backgrounds how to code by having weekly workshops where we taught them android, ios and web, to encourage everyone regardless of their level of experience to learn something new and practice new skills by organising hackathons and hack days. On top of this, we also ran and I mentored in the Code First Girls beginners workshops with the objective of teaching female and non-binary folks how to code.

During the weekends I travel across Europe supporting and mentoring student hackathons where I get to teach and support students in learning new technologies and building projects from scratch providing them with the resources they need. Because of my involvement in the student tech community in the UK, I got made one of the Code First Girls Ones to Watch 2018.

At work, I’ve been involved in all the onboarding process, especially for recent grads where I’ve been giving workshops of GitHub and Git at Deliveroo where we teach the basic concepts and more specifically, the workflow that we have at the company.

In 2019 I got shortlisted as one of the Rising Stars in Technology for the We Are The City Awards.