Take steps towards empowerment & apply to Coding Black Females' Return to Tech Bootcamp

Coding Black Females Bootcamp

Coding Black Females have announced the launch of their new 30 week training bootcamp, Return to Tech in partnership with GCHQ!

The bootcamp will train and support black women who have previously worked in the tech industry and would like to return after a career break. Applicants will be invited to apply for a Senior Software Engineer role at GCHQ. The role is subject to successfully completing GCHQs recruitment process and passing developed vetting. .

The bootcamp will train successful applicants in Modern Development Practices, Cloud Architecture and Technical Leadership and will help them to achieve certifications in tech.

Applicants must be over 18, based in the UK, be a British Citizen, black or mixed heritage, female or gender minority and would like to work in Manchester or Cheltenham.

Applications must also have previous experience in a technical role with hands-on coding and be returning to the tech industry after taking time out of up to 7 years for either parental leave, caring responsibilities, change or a break.

It’s an amazing opportunity. If you fit the bill, we  would encourage you to apply today!

The deadline for applications is 24 June 2022.


Coding Black Females was created in 2017.

We are a nonprofit organisation, and our primary aim is to provide opportunities for Black female developers to develop themselves, meet familiar faces, network, receive support and build relationships through having regular meetups.

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She Talks Tech - Teaching technology through community' with Charlene Hunter, Coding Black Females

Today we hear from Charlene Hunter, Founder and CEO of Coding Black Females.

Charlene talks about growth of the Coding Black Females community and the importance of this community in teaching new technical skills to people at all levels.

Charlene explores how you too can grow your own community, how you can create tech programmes and the impact of running technical programmes.

If you want to find out more about Charlene, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.


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Charlene Hunter

Charlene Hunter | Coding Black Females

Charlene Hunter

I have been a software developer for over 10 years in a range of languages and technologies.

I studied a BSc Mathematical Sciences and an MSc Computer Science at the University of Birmingham. On completion of my degrees, I started a graduate role as a software developer in 2008 at BAE Systems in London. In this role I was able to develop a wide range of skills, including software development, testing and business analysis.

I then went on to become a contractor which enabled me to further develop my skills and embark on side projects. I have worked in a range of industries as a permanent member of staff and as a contractor and I’m currently a Lead Engineer at Made Tech.

In 2017, I founded Coding Black Females, a nonprofit organisation to inspire, provide opportunities, and showcase the talents of black women in tech. I’m also the co-founder of Meet Up and Code, a community to bring developers together and code together.

I’m passionate about increasing the representation of black people in tech.

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Coding Black Females

Coding Black Females was established in 2017, we are a non profit organisation with the aim to grow and inspire the community of black female developers. It is the largest network of black female developers in the UK.

We have regular meetups to provide a safe space to learn, have discussions, network, share knowledge and showcase our talents.

We want our members at the beginning of their careers to see that the tech industry is accessible, whilst enabling our experienced members to share their knowledge, use their skills, and provide support/mentorship to other members of the community.



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