Teaching & Workshops

Here’s a selection of my recent teaching & workshops in the tech community.

I’d love to be more involved in Public Science and workshops to encourage interest in STEM, so if you would like me to help out, please drop me a message at thekimmykola.tech@gmail.com or use my contact form.

2021

20th October 2021

Workshop Creator & Speaker, Young Women in STEM Day, The National Museum of Computing, UK

I created and delivered a 30 minute in-person interactive Machine Learning workshop and Q&A session for 13-16 year old students as part of The National Museum of Computing’s Young Women in STEM Day. I did this at The National Museum of Computing – The Hub.

The workshop brings excitement to Machine Learning concepts through Teachable Machine, a Google Initiative, which is a web-based tool that makes creating machine learning models fast, easy, and accessible to everyone.

Since 7th June 2021

Assistant Instructor, 2-Day Git & Github Workshop, Project By Tech Skills Workshops

Zahra Waheed and Katie Sanderson were Lead Instructors. They designed and developed a 2-Day Git & Github Workshop for our Tech Skills Workshops group. I helped out as an Assistant Instructor alongside Shannon Farvolden.

We delivered our inaugural workshop to the tech community at Codebar in June 2021, where participants received a certificate of completion.

Since 24th March 2021

Workshop Creator & Speaker, Can We Teach a Machine to Recognise a Toy Cat? 😼, Hosted by The National Museum of Computing, UK

I created and delivered a 30 minute interactive machine learning workshop for 13-16 year old students as part of The National Museum of Computing’s Young Women in STEM Conference

The workshop brings excitement to Machine Learning concepts through Teachable Machine, a Google Initiative, which is a web-based tool that makes creating machine learning models fast, easy, and accessible to everyone.

You can watch the recording on YouTube here.

Since 12th March 2021

Workshop Content Creator & Co-Lead Instructor, Building Your First React App With Data From An API, Project By Tech Skills Workshops

Alongside my Co-Lead Instructor, Shannon Farvolden, we designed and developed a ‘Building Your First React App with Data From An API’ workshop. This workshop is part of our Tech Skills Workshops group.

We delivered our workshop to the international tech community at Codebar as part of their inaugural Codebar Festival in March 2021, a 3-day free conference on tech, career and wellbeing.

You can watch the recording on YouTube here.

2020

Since 13th August 2020

Workshop Content Creator & Co-Lead Instructor, Intro to HTML/CSS: Build Your First Website Workshop, Project By Tech Skills Workshops

Over a few weeks, I worked alongside my Co-Lead Instructor, Shannon Farvolden and Assistant Instructors (Zahra Waheed and Katie Sanderson) to develop our own HTML/CSS workshop from scratch. We used mob programming to generate the content, curate, plan and deliver the workshop. The positive feedback received from attendees solidified our mission to provide accessible workshops to all and we continue to deliver this workshop for free to the tech community internationally.

Previously delivered to the tech community: Girls in Tech London, Codebar, Women in Tech Club

Spring/Summer 2020 – Autumn/Winter 2020

Fellowship Program Mentor, Recipe for Marketing Your Authentic Self (Tech Edition) Workshop, Collaboration with Code First Girls

I independently created and delivered a one-hour group workshop to equip attendees with ideas for self-reflection, goal-setting and confidence-building, as well as strategies for marketing and self-promotion.

Python Coding Instructor, Introduction to Python Programming Course, Delivered for Code First Girls

As a volunteer Python Coding Instructor, I helped to deliver the free Code First Girls Introduction to Python Programming Course: A beginner-friendly 8-week course to help students learn the fundamentals of programming through problem-solving in Python.