24 Feb 2016

Encouraging more women to learn to code

From Nine To Noon, 11:29 am on 24 February 2016
Pearl Robin

Pearl Robin wants more people to overcome their fears and learn to code.

She fell into coding by accident when she had a go creating a website for a friend so learned via an online course.

After completing the Live the Dream programme – which helps young social entrepeneurs take their ideas to the next level – Pearl is now running beginner courses, teaching people with no tech experience how to create a website.

She tells Kathryn Ryan that too many people, especially women, assume you have to be a mathematical or tech genius to code, when the tools available online mean it is much easier than it seems.