New college in north London 'will boost women in tech sector'


Evening Standard, 10 March 2016


A new college opening in London aims to boost the number of women inventing apps, launching start-ups and writing code. Ada, the National College for Digital Skills, named after the world’s first computer programmer Ada Lovelace, plans to smash the stereotype that only men work in the technology industry.

Some employers such as King, the mobile games giant behind the hit Candy Crush, are proactively encouraging women into their sectors to address the problem of a lack of female recruits. The games firm is working with Ada, the National College for Digital Skills, which hopes that half its intake will be young women by 2021.