As founders of SIDE, we are aware that a few chance encounters early in our career had a huge impact.
Many people don’t get those chances, whatever their talents. In 2018, ACEVO reported "only 9% of the voluntary sector workforce is from a BAME background."
We are trying to do a tiny bit to redress this imbalance.
SIDE Academy aims to increase diversity in the charity technology sector. It's aimed at people who are under-represented in charities and technology. No qualifications or experience is required.
Learning the user-centred approach we use at SIDE: web design, web build, user research, copywriting, information architecture, product management and tea drinking.
This is all knitted together by Webflow, a website creation tool that we believe radically changes the skill set required to be an effective web developer.
🚀 Starting September 2nd
When working as an accountant, Maryan realised her ambition was to solve problems, not just identify them. 9 months of self-study later, we are delighted to be the next step in her journey.
Due to personal circumstances, Jaymie couldn't attend university, but he clearly had the talent. We're delighted to have his skills on the team.