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Women in Tech- Combatting a lack of diversity in coding

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A Software Engineers’ journey into coding… It’s well known that diversity in tech can withhold some shocking statistics. But did you know that white workers make up 84% of the UK tech workforce? This lack of diversity can reduce opportunities for inclusion and inspiration within the world of tech. We’ll be hearing from this week’s […]

Women In Tech – A year of running a tech company’s communications

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Working as Digital Marketing Lead in a software company… Technology is becoming omnipresent, branching out into every profession. Supermarkets are peppered with self-scan checkouts; warehouses require robots and automation, and any businesses without websites are anomalies. Jobs in digital tech are vastly in demand, they’re the second most advertised for profession in the UK. Plus, […]

Our Intern’s City Traffic Simulator

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When we invited intern Louis Gilder into the office for a 3-month internship programme, we didn’t expect the pure scale of his findings. Just about to start his Masters in Computer Science, Louis provided an engaging insight, building road network models and Leeds City Digital Twins. His simulation focused on Leeds Digital Festival, predicting the […]

Women in Tech- A creative twist to a technical profession

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Infiltrating the tech industry as a creative… Gender inclusivity is of vital importance to us, as is having a diversely skilled workforce. As a team, we’re expert in a wide range of degree specialisms: Environmental Science, Journalism, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Art and Design and many more. Technology is integrating into all fields and subjects, with emerging […]

Women in Tech- An interview with our Head of Product

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A new female-focused series… At Slingshot Simulations, we are proud to continually prioritise inclusivity and diversity, demonstrated through a 50:50 gender split across our company. However, this is far from the norm within the technology industry. Considering software development in particular, there is a widely known, but huge, predominance of male employees in the profession; […]

What can a school pupil do with a week on our Compass: Engine Platform?

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Slingshot Simulations invited 17-year-old school student Nathan Whitehouse into our office within the Nexus Building for data analysis work experience, to utilise our decision intelligence platform Compass: Engine. Nathan, who is incredibly passionate about scientific subjects, specifically chemistry, led his own research-based project over the course of the week. He found Slingshot through our sponsorship of Space Hub […]