IMG_2796 Discussion of software development apprenticeships
Software engineers Tricia (left), and Autumn (right), and GirlsGuild cofounder Diana Griffin (center) discuss software development apprenticeships at the March 2015 All Girl Hack Night meeting.
Tricia and Autumn were apprentices at GirlsGuild, a startup that matches women makers (they didn't want to call them "masters", as that might sound too intimidating) with apprentices who want to learn a skill or a craft: leatherworking, chocolate making, graphic design, or many more. So it is only natural that their founders wondered how the notion of apprenticeship would extend to software development.
They talked about reasons to become a programmer apprentice, what kind of structure works best for a software apprenticeship, what conditions make it possible for both the company and the apprentices to benefit from it, and how a software apprenticeship compares to other ways of gaining programming experience. Read all about in here.