Mission

TechSprint’s mission is to increase the number of women in Technology in Malaysia and the region by providing the industry with highly skilled, smart, and talented women.

Partners

We partner with like-minded organizations and companies from around the world so that our impact has the furthest possible reach and we remain committed to the continued increase of skilled women in the Technology industry.

Inspiration

TechSprint was inspired by the LinkedIn 2019 Emerging Jobs Report (summarised in this DNA Article). We at TechSprint connected this to the pervasive gender inequality existing in the Tech industry and founded TechSprint with an aim to help women in both Malaysia and the region to fast-track their career in Technology.

Programs

Whether you are already working in the Tech industry or are completely new to the industry, we have a program for you. TechSprint offers a range of both short courses as well as longer bootcamps to enable you to gain readily marketable skillsets that will help kickstart and accelerate your career in Technology.

About CodeOp Kuala Lumpur

Founded in 2018 by Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Katrina Walker, CodeOp is an international coding school for women based in Barcelona, Spain. CodeOp is pleased to launch its first campus in Asia in the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in partnership with TechSprint, Malaysia’s first coding school for women.

CodeOp seeks to change the tech industry one bootcamp at a time. “There are a lot of statistics associated with women in tech.” Katrina Walker, CEO of CodeOp said. “It’s one thing to hear about them and another to experience them firsthand. That personal experience is the driving force behind our work. We want to share the power of technical knowledge with folks who’ve traditionally not been encouraged to pursue tech and we believe that ‘If you build it, they will come’.

CodeOp Kuala Lumpur will kick off in January 2020 by offering a 11 week full-time Full Stack Development (FSD) bootcamp designed to provide women with the foundations needed to start their careers in tech.

Our Programs

The Team

Meet our team of well experienced individuals

Vani Mahadevan

Founder

Vani is an accountant by profession and a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully co-founded and run ventures in the past including StartupMalaysia. Vani is a qualified accountant who has been actively involved in Project Management and entrepreneurship for over 25 years. She designs, develops and implements programs and projects that help young people become more entrepreneurial in their thinking.

Purry Wijendra

Co-Founder & Technical Director

Purry Wijendra, started her career as a Civil Engineer and subsequently pursued studies in Computer Science and picked up coding and application building. Purry has over the last 6 years been developing mobile and web applications from scratch for various startups and organisations.
While doing this Purry has further developed her interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and recently completed her Masters in Artificial Intelligence majoring in Machine Learning from UTM.

Katrina Walker

Mentor

Merging technical talent recruitment with diversity and inclusion through our international coding school for women and the TGNC community. She has also contributed to a data visualization project using Carto to display hospital data for the Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya. Katrina has extensive experience in creating responsive designs for mobile and tablet devices and wordpress theme customization.

Jasmine Hor

TRAINER

Graduated in Art and Design and with a decade of work experience in the design field, has shaped Jasmine into a dignified expert in creating exceptional logo and web design. A natural-born entrepreneur, Jasmine is the founder of Gizwiz Studio and LogoDesignCreation.com, an agency providing logo design, web design and web software development services. The designs produced have thus far been featured in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, WIRED Magazine and Logolounge.com.

Adelina Iskandar

MENTOR (Communications)

Adelina Iskandar now focuses on special projects on matters pertaining to Public Relations and Communications.

Adelina's previous post was Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Tenaga Nasional Berhad. She was also in SYABAS as General Manager, Customer Service Division (PUSPEL).

Adelina had also served as Director of Corporate Communications with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).

Adelina has more than 30 years’ experience in public relations and training. Adelina holds a Degree in Humanities and a Masters in Linguistics.

Why a Technology & Coding School for Women

09 Jan 2019

We have to fight for a fairer tech industry for women

Through hidden biases and a lack of female representation, we risk confirming – not closing – the global gender gap.

18 Apr 2018

Why We Need More Coding Schools Just for Women

What does a school for coding, web programming, and design just for women look like?

01 Jan 2017

The Importance Of Coding For Women Entrepreneurs In 2017 And Beyond

Women today are more interested in entrepreneurship than ever before.