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TechLadies Bootcamp #6 - Program Details

The TechLadies Bootcamp #6 is a 14-week part-time accelerated learning program designed to help women with basic programming background become professional programmers. You will be guided by industry experts, creating products for non-profit organizations.

Due to COVID-19, most of the meetings and coaching sessions during the Bootcamp #6 will be conducted online using Zoom. We will revert to face-to-face learning once it is safe to do so.

This program will take place in Singapore from 12 Sep to 12 Dec 2020 and costs SGD550. Full scholarships are provided for people with financial difficulties. We welcome women of all backgrounds and nationalities to apply, and only 8 ladies will be selected for this program. These ladies will work in teams of 4.

If you are selected to participate in the TechLadies Bootcamp #6, you are required to:

  • work on your assigned project at least 15 hours each week, inclusive of attending coding sessions;

  • attend at least 80% of coding sessions happening on every Saturday (between 26 Sep 2020 to 12 Dec 2020), between 9am - 4pm;

  • attend at least 80% of all workshops (between 12 Sep 2020 to 12 Dec 2020);

  • after the bootcamp, participate in a written interview and write a technical article (on a topic of your choice) for the TechLadies blog;

  • do a team presentation on your assigned project at the TechLadies Graduation Party in Jan/Feb 2020.

Program Timeline

To apply to the TechLadies Bootcamp #6, you need to complete an application form AND a simple technical task that will help us evaluate your technical capabilities. The details on the technical task can be found here.. Applications open on 4 Jul and close on 15 Aug.

4 Jul

Info Session & Application Opens

During the Info Session, we will share with you more information about the application process, and explain what TechLadies Bootcamp #6 participants will get to learn in the bootcamp. Watch the video recording here.


Install fest & Pre-Bootcamp Workshops 1 - 3 (Optional)

3 pre-bootcamp workshops will be conducted to equip women with basic programming skills to code complete their application technical task. There will be 3 sessions teaching Javascript and CSS.

These workshops are open to all women who are keen to learn. It is not obligatory to sign up for the Bootcamp to attend Pre-Bootcamp workshops. Watch all the workshops here.

8 Aug

Code Clinic (Optional)

Women interested in completing the technical task can attend this session to ask questions & get help for their submission apps. RSVP here.

15 Aug

Complete and submit your Technical Task by 15 Aug, 2359 hrs

Applications close on 15 Aug so make sure you submit your completed the Technical Task and the application form to be considered for the Bootcamp.

4 Sep

Application results

Bootcamp applicants will be notified of their application statuses, on a rolling basis, latest by 4 Sep. You may be contacted if we have questions about your application, so do keep your eyes peeled on your email inbox!

Sep - Dec

TechLadies Bootcamp #6

The Bootcamp will start with 2 days of Level Up workshops which will allow chosen participants to balance the set of skills needed for developing the product. Level Up workshops will take place on 11 Sep and 19 Sep afternoon/evening (attendance is obligatory).

Starting from the week of 21 Sep, participants will need to code 15hrs/week, inclusive of attending coding sessions every Sat from 26 Sep to 12 Dec.

Bootcamp #6 Builders

Bootcamp Lead - Anna Lisicka

Anna has 6 years of experience in IT and has worked at HP Inc as a Program Lead in marketing operations. She enjoys building projects from scratch and observing how the efforts of the team shape every program into something meaningful. She is part of the TechLadies core team, driving the Bootcamp program as an organiser, and hoping to use her experience to create a positive change for women in tech. She believes that when women support each other, magic happens. Anna is a certified Yoga instructor, passionate about holistic health and mind-body balance.

Bootcamp Lead - Angel Felismino

Angel is a technical recruiter mainly for banking and financial services. For her, the best part of this job is when you can match talent to value. She joined the TechLadies Bootcamp as an organizer in the hopes that she can help more women discover their tech talents and to help match them to valuable jobs.

Bootcamp Lead - Tejasvita Rao

Tejasvita has over 10 years of work experience in media and marketing. She enjoys the process of building initiatives and programs which require understanding different types of user groups and audiences. She believes the dialogue of women in the workforce needs to move beyond broad discussions and a tangible difference needs to be made in terms of their representation in areas such as technology and sciences. With the hope to contribute towards this cause, she has joined TechLadies as a Bootcamp lead for the 2020 edition. She loves to read, travel and to attend live music performances.

Product Lead - Chor Yi Poon

Chor Yi is a Product Manager who is interested in how technology can have an impact on society and the individual. She has experience working with users, designers & engineers to create customer-centric products. She’s especially interested in human-centered design and user/customer psychology. Outside of work, she’s passionate about causes related to women and inequality. She’s actively volunteering in these causes and hopes to be able to use her experience in technology to make a positive impact.

Tech Lead - Purnima Kamath

Purnima is a Lead Engineer with Oliver Wyman, co-founder, and Director at Women Who Code Singapore and an evangelist at YOW! Conferences. She is a technology generalist with over 15 years of experience building software using technologies like Java and JavaScript. She believes in learning by building creative things and is an amateur generative artist and painter in oils.

UX/UI Lead - Kate Lim

Kate is a UX designer and researcher. Through TechLadies, she has had the chance to work closely with NGOs to build tools that support their work in improving lives. In her free time, she enjoys making food, film, gaming and learning how to be a better human.

UX/UI Assistant - Jay Li Quek

Jay Li is a student at New York University studying Computer Science and Media, Culture and Communications. She has previously interned at Burpple on the business development and product design teams. At TechLadies, she hopes to continue to foster communities around tech and build products that help make everyday life easier.

Coach - Suk Yee Gong

Suk Yee is a self-taught coder and currently an AI intern with AISG. Before this, she's a coding instructor for children ages K-12. Her believe in never stop learning led her to first pick up coding 4 years ago which then eventually led her down the path of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Outside of the techie world, Suk Yee is a yoga enthusiasts and a dessert craze.

Coach - Fara Blanco

Fara has over 15 years experience in the Tech industry and has has worked in solutions service providers such as Sybase/SAP, Software AG, and NCS/SCS. She joins the TechLadies Community as a tech coach to help more women find their place in the Tech industry. Fara has previously taught at the NUS ISS FullStack Web Development programme. She currently leads the development team at Dr Wealth.

Coach - Neha Modi

Neha is a Senior Software Engineer at Visa . She has worked as full stack developer in past and has exposure to multiple backend and frontend technologies. She has worked in telecom, healthcare and payments domain during her experience of 9+ years. She is part of women tech network and recently shared her experience on programming languages as speaker in global conference. She loves to travel, cook , write poems and spend time with family . She has joined Techladies to learn and share with amazing women who aspire to fly high and at the same time would like to contribute towards NGOs .

Coach - Ying Tong Lai

Ying Tong is a cryptographic engineer at the Electric Coin Company. She is interested in privacy, the distributed web, and building better ways to organise and connect online. She believes that history, sociology, and political economy have to be part of the conversation in tech. In a past life, she was a physicist studying quantum cryptography.

Coach - Aaron Gong

Full stack developer focusing heavily on ExpressJS and VueJS. Still trying to keep improving on the way things are being done. Here to share my mistakes and lessons learnt since I started programming in 1991.

Coach - Thomas Chia

Thomas is a self taught developer, with a professional focus on web frontends. He has worked mostly in the finance domain, and enjoys getting involved in the local tech community when not at work. He has joined TechLadies to help more people find their calling in life.

Coach - Arjay Elbore

Jay is a Frontend Developer in a Bank, who has experience on building large scale applications. He likes to code and contributing to open source projects.

Coach - Akshata Mohanty

Akshata is a Fullstack Engineer on the Web team at Rakuten Viki. She is a self taught developer, with a degree in Architecture from IIT Kharagpur, India. She loves online education. Akshata was the Lead Developer in the Design Automation Lab at NUS. In that role, she built web tools for design learning and budding designers. She is also a night-time AI adventurer, a fanatic foodie and a novice MMA enthusiast.


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