Week 19: Stitching Up By Writing Code

After the great success of Cathy’s visit, we are very lucky to also be receiving a visit from Jo Hannaford, Head of EMEA Technology & Global Head of Quality Assurance Engineering at Goldman Sachs. She has been a big supporter of Go_Girl from the very beginning, and the Go_Girls who have already been fortunate enough to meet her really look up to her. We started today’s session with a short video featuring Jo, so that the group can start thinking about questions they might want to ask her next week. Very exciting times indeed!

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The rest of the session was dedicated to Turtlestitch. We have a couple of new Go_Girls, and so it was important to run through the key aspects of the machine and how it works. It was a great refresher for the rest of the team, too. Seeing the code that the young woman are writing come alive in brightly coloured thread is so beautiful! It also really helps to make the process of learning to code more engaging.


The complexity of some of the patterns that the young woman have been creating is simply incredible. It will be very exciting to see how they build these new skills into their own projects in the coming months.


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