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The CFG Massive Open Online Courses are our one-off taster sessions for complete beginners who are looking for somewhere to get started.

CFG MOOCs are designed in short segments to impart technical skills, confidence or career discovery. 

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These free, 60-90 minute-long sessions will introduce you to in-demand tech concepts and languages, and other key skills.

They are a great way to get a taste for different tech concepts, languages, and career tips’n’tricks.

We often have our partner companies helping us host these sessions, so there is also a great opportunity to find out how tech works across different organisations.

OVER 30 AREAS TO LEARN & EXPLORE

BEST FOR BEGINNERS

A GREAT PLACE TO START FOR THOSE NEW TO TECH

Most of our MOOCs are great for any beginner, but to start your journey, these  beginner concepts will give you a good intro into key tech areas and languages, and how they are applied across companies.

Many of these concepts can be built on with our more advanced MOOC topics OR through  our introduction classes (and even further with our nanodegree!).

Many of our MOOCs are sponsored by our partners, who will not only will take you through the concept, but also showcase how it is applied in their business with room for Q&As at the end.

 

PYTHON

Learn the basics of python programming and creating apps.

C#

A component-oriented programming language used for creating apps and in gaming.

MACHINE LEARNING & AI

Delve into this exciting topic and see how AI & Machine Learning is being developed.

WEB DEV

Learn key concepts across web dev incorporating languages, tools and skills.

JAVA

Find out more about this open-source programming language and how it is used.

JIRA

A vital project management tool used by many tech teams to track development.

DATA

Data is used across every business. We'll show some of the basic elements as to how it is used.

CSS

Learn how CSS is used in front-end development and find out the basic coding principles.

C++

Explore this language used to develop operating systems, browsers, games, and more.

HTML

A key language for websites, we'll show you the basics to get your started.

JAVASCRIPT

One of the most popular languages, learn how it is used and how it all works.

LEVEL UP WITH ADVANCED TOPICS

widen your knowledge and skills set

If you understand some of the key concepts and languages, a great way to widen your knowledge and skills set is with some of our more advanced MOOCs. 

These topics delve into more detailed, specific areas or go through more advanced tools and skills. 

These topics are also regularly sponsored by our partners, giving a great insight into how that particular tech works in their business.

 

NODE.JS

See how node.js works across things like websites and back-end API services.

R Projects

Find out more about this open-source programming language and how it used in data applications.

AGILE SPRINTS

Learn how tech teams use agile methogologies and sprints.

DATA VISUALISATION

Grow your data knowledge and skills with this topic on how to communicate data findings.

BUILDING APPS

Learn about how apps are developed - from coding to project management.

USING GIT

Learn how to use this tool for tracking changes in source code development.

BLOCKCHAIN

How does data work with blockchain and how does it all work anywho?

JAVASCRIPT II

Following on from JS, we delve deeper into this object-orientated programming language.

REACT

Find out what React is and how it is used with other tech like HTML, CSS and Javascript.

FIXING BUGS

Not the cockroach variety, but understanding how to address issues with your code.

PORTFOLIO & SKILL BUILDERS

SET YOURSELF UP FOR A CAREER IN TECH

Tech can be daunting when you start out, so we want to give you the best tools, skills, and tips’n’tricks to get started and have you well-prepared for your first (or maybe second, or third) role in tech!

We’ll go through applications and interview skills, assessment centres, and how best to build your profile. 

As an added bonus, we’ll have partner companies help showcase these areas and give some sweet insider know-how and tips.

CV BUILDER

Find out the best ways to optimise your resume / CV for tech roles.

JOB APPLICATIONS

They can be daunting, right? This session will showcase common requirements and the big no-nos.

HACKERRANK

What is it? How does it work? And how can you get the most out of it?

PROFILE BUILDER

Build up your tech profile - we'll share some great tips to launch your career in tech.

INTERVIEWS

How to blitz a tech job interview, what hiring managers are looking for, and more.

GITHUB

Your tech showcase platform. We'll give some examples of best practice.

COMMUNITY Q&A

Meet successful CFG members who have forged a career in tech, ask all the questions.

TECH TOOLS

Everyone wants tech to be easier. What are the go-to resources for seasoned developers?

CAREER PATHS

Meet women in tech from different industries and tech roles to find out more about career paths.

FIVE REASONS TO

GET INVOLVED

EXPLORE TECH TOPICS
GREAT FIRST STEP

Tech can seem like a scene from the Matrix, but opening the door to explore a range of topics, languages and tech skills will open your eyes to a whole new world. MOOCs help to make understanding tech wayyyy easier.

IT'S FREE
(AND FREEBIES ARE 👍!)

Ummm…. who doesn’t love something for free?! And with sessions being only 60-90mins, you can get back to your fave pastime in no time (which in a post-Covid world there will be loads!)

MEET COMPANY REPS
LEARN ABOUT ROLES

Most of our MOOCs are sponsored by our amazing company partners. This means you have a chance to find out more about how tech is used in their business and ask Qs.

IDEAS FOR CAREERS
SO MANY COOL ROLES!

It would take us ages to list them all, but imagine being part of a data team that comes up with a cure for MS? Or building an app to help with mental health? Or even making your own tech for some amazing idea you have. SO. MANY. OPTIONS 🤯

ADD TO YOUR RESUME
ADD NEW SKILLS

Boost your resume with new skills. Any future employer will appreciate extra know-how and a proactive approach to learning. Plus, you can build your confidence across so many tech topics. 

AVAILABLE MOOCs

FREE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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Tech Careers You Didn't Know Existed
TUES 19 October 2021
6.00pm - 7.30pm

There are dozens of careers in tech that you might not have even heard of. Are you interested in a career in tech, but not sure if you want to be a software engineer? There’s definitely something for you. Hop on this talk with the brilliant team from VMware for insights into the options available for your career!

FREE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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iNTRODUCTION TO KNOWLEDGE GRAPH
WED 20 October 2021
6.00pm - 7.30pm

Join the team at R2 Data Labs who will introduce you to the wonders of knowledge graph! A knowledge base that uses a graph-structured data model or topology to integrate data. It allows you to store data with more context and the relationship between data. Learn more by signing up below!

FREE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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Tech Jobs in Government
THURS 21 October 2021
6.00pm - 7.30pm

You might not think it, but there are phenomenal opportunities for tech innovation in government and the civil service. With the post-pandemic surge in entrepreneurship, there are more patents to be processed than ever before!

Join the delightful team from the Intellectual Property Office to explore what it’s like to work there, the support available to tech staff and the range of roles available. Sign up today!

FREE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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An Introduction to GIT: What it's good for and how to use it
MON 25 October 2021
6.00pm - 7.30pm

Join Sofia Lara Preyet – Frontend Developer, Raffaele Millo – Senior NET Developer and Cheyenne Clarke – Junior Studio Developer from Zone to learn all about the basics of GIT. They will be covering topics including: Version control, What it’s used for,  How it works, Concepts of GIT. Plus they will share a live experience of setting up and using GIT, including common issues and resolutions.

FREE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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DATA FOR GOOD
THURS 28 October 2021
6.00pm - 7.30pm

Experian are data innovators, from big data and advanced analytics to data science and technology, and everything in between; they’re at the forefront of it all. Experian are also dedicated to using this data to create a social, environmental and financial impact and to change the way data is collected, analysed and shared.

During this session, the team will be sharing examples of how they leverage data for good, best practices for dealing with data and challenges that they have encountered in their quest to make a positive social impact around the world.

FREE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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INTRODUCTION TO NUMPY
TUES 2 November 2021
6.00pm - 7.30pm

NumPy stands for Numerical Python and is one of the most useful scientific libraries in Python programming. 

It provides support for large multidimensional array objects and various tools to work with them. Various other libraries like Pandas, Matplotlib, and Scikit-learn are built on top of this amazing library. 

Learn how ServiceNow use NumPy in their business and see real-life applications in this MOOC!

FREE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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Tech AS A FORCE FOR GOOD
TUES 23 November 2021
6.00pm - 7.30pm

As the fastest growing sector in the world, with massive resources and the greatest minds in the world, tech has incredible potential to drive a positive impact in the world!
If you want to work in tech, but also want to see a positive social or environmental impact from your daily work, join this talk with the team at VMware to learn more.

LAST CHANCE TO WATCH

FREE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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Coding for the Climate Crisis

It is impossible to overstate the threat to our world from our present climate emergency. As communities around the world are impacted by rising temperatures, unpredictable weather events, and the resulting social impacts, we need every available person to put their full effort into finding mitigations and solutions. 
This MOOC is designed to inspire you to develop those solutions, and is a perfect primer for the 2021 Hackathon. Register for the class below!

 

FREE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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TECH JOBS AT BARCLAYS

When you think of Barclays, what do you think of? 
Maybe you should think of a tech employer with one of the most diverse sets of career opportunities available in the country! The incredible talent team at Barclays will shine a light on the real jobs that are available at a place like Barclays. Click the link below to register your interest and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!

FREE
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
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The Radical Impact Of Open-Source

Wise is one of the fastest-growing fintech firms and has revolutionized the experience of transferring money across borders for millions of people worldwide. 
They are working with cutting-edge AI and machine learning techniques to develop data management tools that are enabling their rapid growth around the world, all using open-source techniques! This is an incredible innovation for a sector that can be very secretive. Join the Wise team to learn more about how open-source can be used to unlock innovation in whole new ways.