Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.
The programme creates clear pathways for Girls Who Code alumni from secondary education, into the computing workforce.
We’re working with partners across Cardiff to deliver sessions to girls in our local community. Whether you want to become a partner or join in, contact us for more details.
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G. Oakley & Sons, the building contractors working on our new extension, have generously sponsored an exciting new project which will engage people living in the local area with the construction of The Science Capital. Building Our Community invites groups from Butetown, Grangetown and Riverside to monthly site visits to experience and track developments and find out more about a different career in engineering and construction each month.
Adam Oakley, Managing Director said, “Increasing diversity within the construction industry is important to us and we’re delighted to be able to support Techniquest and people living in the local area. We’re looking forward to encouraging people to think differently about the range of careers available within the construction industry.” Participants will use their experiences to co-create a visual piece for Techniquest’s new community room, to be launched with The Science Capital. We want to learn about important buildings or landmarks in your community that you’d like to create as part of the project.
To get involved in Building Our Community, sign up here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor: G Oakley and Sons ltd.
Techniquest is working closely with the family learning team at Cardiff and Vale College to develop a sustainable project for the Canal Park development, aimed at bringing sport to the Butetown community.
The collaborative project will be led by the ideas of the community, through the facilitation of Audience Research sessions, provided by Techniquest.
The project is currently in its infancy. However, we aim for it to be STEM focused, taking into consideration the needs and wants of the local community and provide clear educational pathways.
Techniquest is supporting the Grangetown Art Trail by becoming one of the partners to facilitate a zoo enclosure. Funded by The National Lottery Awards for All, the 3 creative workshops leading up to the art trail weekend, will be based around conservation of our local natural environment. A chance to learn about the science of conservation and ecology while having fun and working together to explore creativity.
Led by Grangetown artist, Johana Hartwig, supported by the RSPB and other local artists, the workshops with provide expert conservation knowledge and art experience. All materials will be provided, with final pieces displayed in Techniquest’s new community room.
Aimed primarily at ages 55+, however we positively encourage people of all ages to attend. Free refreshments will be provided.
Tickets are free, but limited. Contact email@example.com to reserve your place.
Techniquest is working towards increasing accessibility for individuals with visual impairments or are hard of hearing. We are are working with groups and individuals who can support us in creating user-friendly content and devices.
Do you have feedback about your experience at Techniquest? Complete our Accessibility Form.
We are building on our hugely successful photography exhibition project by developing a project that supports employability and deepens our relationships with individuals in the local community.
We want our marketing to be representative of our community, so we’re working with local photographers to capture imagery for our marketing material and website. The project will also help us to create new links with individuals within the area.
This project was influenced by the global initiative, OF/BY/FOR ALL.
Photographer: Zaid Djerdi
The project will involve local community groups in the Pen Y Cymoedd area who played a key role in project development. Sessions will focus on how wind turbines work, the impact the site has had on the local environment, biodiversity in the area, wildlife and plants, atmospheric conditions and wildlife spotting exercises. Vattenfall use renewable energy sources and this project will highlight the importance of why they chose the Pen Y Cymoedd site.
This is a free 6-week programme running between August and October 2020, with a focus on increasing knowledge on topics such as Space and Physics.
Techniquest will facilitate the multi-generational sessions with community partners by taking out kits that are engaging and interactive.
Techniquest are holding creative costume workshops, as part of the annual Butetown Carnival. Funded by The National Lottery Awards for All, the workshops will provide a chance to learn about the science of conservation and ecology while having fun and working together to explore creativity.
At the end of the 3 workshops, you’ll have a final costume which can be worn as part of the carnival parade. All materials will be provided, with final pieces displayed in Techniquest’s new community room, post carnival.
Workshops are aimed primarily at ages 55+, however we positively encourage people of all ages to attend. Free refreshments will be provided.
Tickets are free, but limited. Tickets have not yet been released, you can however submit an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.