We are a non-profit organization made up of young women and men who all share one common goal – to increase diversity in the world of IT and to fight for a higher level of digital proficiency among women and in the new generation.
Thousands of women and hundreds of children have already discovered the world of information technology with our help. We motivate them and educate them. We also help our graduates find their dream jobs in the field and we connect them with partner companies. We help create successful stories.
We want more women in IT because it just makes sense. It's as simple as that. Companies are constantly looking for new talent and they welcome diversity in their work teams. Together, let's show them that there are many talented women in IT!
Why is it important to organize educational events for children and adolescents? Digital proficiency is crucial in this day and age and no one can get by without it. This is why we have made the decision to introduce the basics of programming to girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 18. We use modern educational tools to make it fun for them.
Why We Do It
We know how difficult it can be to raise your hand in a room full of people. This is why we have a rule that we follow in all our courses and workshops: there is no such thing is a stupid question. Please ask anything. That's the only way to find out what you want to know. We want to show women the way to get to IT jobs and help them take their first steps. If these lead to job opportunities or studies related to IT, we can consider our mission a success.
We also want to participate in the education of the new generation of IT users and raise them to be active creators who use technology to change the world. We introduce the world of information technology to children using fun and original tools and support them in their further IT education.
We Have Been Writing Stories of Women in IT Since 2014
Since 2014, we have organized over 450 one-day workshops and long-term courses with more than 12 000 participants regardless of age, former education or work experience. We organized an additional 15 educational events for more than 1700 children and adolescents in 2018.
We started in Brno and Prague but today we also have regular courses in Ostrava, České Budějovice and Zlín. Thanks to Google.org, we will expand to Olomouc and Liberec/Mladá Boleslav in 2019. And this is just the beginning. We want to bring our IT course all over the Czech Republic. #CzechitasGoLocal
We won the Social Impact Award in the summer of 2015 and we began working on the long-term sustainability of our business. We have expanded our portfolio and we now have many different educational events. We have launched the Czechitas New Generation project for the education of children and adolescents.
The European Union recognized our work in 2016 and awarded us the European Citizen Prize. That same year, we became the first organization in Central and Eastern Europe to receive a grant from Google.org for our first requalification course for women called Digital Academy.
Word even got out about us across the Atlantic! In 2017, we received the SXSW Community Service Award in Texas. This award makes us very happy since it shows that what we do makes sense and is useful to others.
In 2018, Google.org awarded us a second time and it is thanks to their grant that we can expand to other cities and provide education to women in more regions. #CzechitasGoLocal
We Offer One-Day Workshops As Well as Long-term Courses
We create a friendly environment where there is no such thing as a stupid question. Our teachers are there to help with any hurdle that comes up.
Discover the world of IT with us.
We offer workshops for women in programming, data analysis, web creation, graphic design and many others. The workshops range from one-day events to 3-month long courses both for complete beginners as well as those with some experience and advanced skills.
We organize lectures, workshops and long-term courses on the following:
- Website design
- Data analysis
- Online marketing
We organize events mainly aimed at the basics of programming and programming as a way of thinking for girls and boys ages between 8 and 18.
- One-day workshops
- CzechITas weekends
- CzechITas camps
- IT Summer school
- Programming after-school courses with Czechitas
Our big thanks goes to everyone, to all companies and individuals who have enthusiastically participated on our projects. We have made a big leap forward and have helped write the stories of many women in IT.