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INTERNATIONAL MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME
TECH CONTENT SESSIONS
10 TECH TRACKS
What is Production engineering? Production Engineering (also known as Manufacture Engineering) consists of planning, designing, developing, and managing various processes to produce high-quality products.
What do product engineers do? Product engineers design products and coordinate the manufacturing processes for the products created.
What will you learn during the sessions? You will gain knowledge in engineering and production engineering management along with its interaction. Also, you will find out how production processes in an engineering company are carried out and lead. Finally, you will study production technologies and process management and learn how to ensure quality control.
- Your TECH goal is directly related to the engineering field, especially production engineering.
- You have taken courses or studies (started or already finished) or practiced self-directed learning in any engineering-related field.
- You are able to perform both technical and management tasks.
- You have an analytical and critical way of thinking.
- Physics, mathematics, or a little of mechanics don’t throw off or intimidate you.
Production engineering career opportunities
Production engineering offers various job opportunities, including the following roles with a career progression in each one: technical specialist, production developer, production engineer, production manager or consultant, automation and quality engineer, supply chain manager, process engineer; lean engineer; process automation engineer; continuous improvement engineer.
Content session topics:
- Overview of the engineering sector
- Production engineering tools and methods
- Process management
- Quality control management (Six Sigma)
- Leadership in engineering
What is data analysis?
It’s the process of extracting, transforming, and centralizing data to discover and analyze hidden patterns, relationships, trends, correlations, and anomalies or validate a theory or hypothesis.
Data analysis involves multiple stages, including establishing a data set, preparing the data for processing, applying models, identifying key findings, and creating reports.
What does a data analyst do?
A data analyst collects, processes, and performs statistical analyses on a large dataset. Their main responsibility is finding how you can use data to solve issues and answer problems.
What will you learn during the sessions?
You will discover the most common analytics tools and techniques and find out how you can put them into practice. You will also learn how to use SQL databases and create data visualizations. Last but not least, we will introduce you to Python and R languages.
- Your TECH goal is directly related to the data analytics field.
- You have taken courses or studies (started or already finished) or practiced self-directed learning in any data analytics-related field.
- You already know the basics of data analytics.
- You have an analytical frame of mind.
- You are passionate about gathering data and extract insights out of information.
- You are interested in the software engineering and statistics areas.
- You are a natural problem-solver.
- You enjoy doing technical work and practicing interpersonal communication.
Career path within data analytics
The Data Analytics field offers a wide variety of career opportunities. Here are the most common roles, each one having a seniority progression in them:
- Data analyst
- Data scientist
- Data engineer
- Data analytics consultant
- Operations analyst
- IT systems analyst
Topics of the content sessions
- Analytics in a nutshell.
- Data Analytics: Data Visualization and Analytical Tools.
- Data analysis with Microsoft Excel and Power BI.
- Data Extraction Using SQL (completely hands-on.)
- Tableau Hands-On (completely hands-on.)
- Programming Basics and Data Analytics (Python and R.)
What is quality assurance? It’s a procedure for ensuring the quality of a software product or service before making it available for customers.
Quality assurance focuses on improving the software development process. By following software product quality standards, testers make the development more efficient and effective.
What does a quality assurance specialist do? QA specialists make sure that all external standards are observed before the final product reaches the customer.
What will you learn during the sessions? You will study the fundamentals of software testing and find out what components go into the software life cycle. Also, you will discover the techniques for test management and learn about control, manual, automated, and performance testing tools and methods.
- Your TECH goal is directly related to the quality assurance field.
- You have taken courses or studies (started or already finished) or practiced self-directed learning in any quality assurance-related field.
- You have deductive reasoning, communication, and analytical skills.
- You have keen attention to detail and thoroughness.
- Problem-solving and decision-making are your two best friends.
- You are creative – testing a software application requires getting a little innovative.
- If you have knowledge of software development or are eager to learn it.
Career path within data analytics
A quality assurance analyst, quality control technician, quality assurance engineer, quality manager are the top most common roles in this area.
Content session topics
1. Fundamentals of quality assurance testing.
2. Test management and control.
3. Manual testing and methodologies with test case practice.
4. Automated testing and methodologies.
5. Security and performance testing strategies and methods.
6. Getting employed as a tester.
What is UX/UI design?
UX and UI design are two elements that go into a consumer experience. UX refers to the user experience, focusing on how a certain works and how people interact with it. UI, or user interface, is all about the look and layout of a service.
What do UX/UI designers do? UX designers’ job is creating a convenient user path, allowing them to use the service in the easiest way possible. Meanwhile, UI designers ensure that each page visually matches this path.
What will you learn during the sessions? You will explore all the stages of the UI/UX design process: from research, wireframing and prototyping, visual communication to design thinking and hands-on sketching.
- Your TECH goal is directly related to the UX/UI field.
- You have taken courses or studies (started or already finished) or practiced self-directed learning in any UX/UI-related field.
- You have an eye for a good visual design.
- You are skilled in research, analytics, collaborative and interpersonal communication.
- You have the ability to empathize with your user.
- You are a critical thinker.
- You are always curious and eager to learn constantly.
- Basic knowledge in coding, development, project management, and customer service is a huge plus.
UX/UI design career opportunities:
The UX/UX field offers various career opportunities. After taking the course, you can work as a UX/UI designer, visual designer, and illustrator, or an information architect with career progression in each of them.
Topics of the content sessions
- Introduction to product design
- Strategy and information architecture
- Rapid wireframing
- Visual communication
What is IT project management? IT project management consists of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling IT projects. There are various types of IT projects, including software development and implementation, hardware installations (e.g., servers, desktop computers, or telephony systems,) network system upgrades, and data management.
What do project managers do? IT project managers must be able to juggle between different tasks and duties.
They are responsible for handling firmware and software integrations, website construction, database storage, and management. IT project managers also build complex and geographically-diverse infrastructures and networks. Finally, they prepare and try to prevent potential security and data risks.
Project managers deal with setting project goals, communicating and motivating team members and stakeholders, identifying the right resources for each task, researching, managing change, performing assessment, and properly sequencing tasks.
What will you learn during the sessions? Content sessions will cover the main IT project management methodologies and tools. You will also hear about true case studies of projects in companies and learn about leadership in project management.
- Your TECH goal is directly related to the project management field.
- You are taking (or have finished) courses or studies in any management-related field, or you’re learning individually; or, you have coordinated your own project before (not necessarily in the IT field.)
- You have strong leadership and communication skills.
- You are good at negotiating, team management, time, and risk management.
- You are a problem-solver.
- You like to analyze and draw conclusions from data to develop effective solutions.
- You have critical thinking, attention to detail, decisiveness, persistence, and determination skills.
- You are tech-savvy. You have an understanding of computer systems and applications, hardware, software, networking, infrastructure, data, and network security.
IT project management career opportunities:
This field offers various career opportunities, including working as an IT project manager; technology manager, business analyst, IT programme manager, IT consultant.
With training and experience, you could eventually work as a senior project manager, IT project lead or move into more specialised fields, such as cybersecurity. You could also work in departmental or operational management.
Content session topics:
- IT project management introduction
- Leadership in project management
- Deep dive into Agile
- Deep dive into Lean
- Deep dive into Waterfall
What is business analytics? It’s a set of tasks, knowledge, and techniques required to identify business needs and provide solutions to issues in enterprises. In the technology industry, solutions often include a systems development component but also can consist of process improvement or organizational change.
What do business analysts do? Business analysts are responsible for bridging the gap between IT and the business. They use data analytics to assess processes, determine requirements, and deliver data-driven recommendations and reports to executives and stakeholders.
Business analysts engage with leaders and users to figure out how data-driven changes made to process, products, services, software, and hardware add value and increase efficiency.
They must articulate those ideas but also balance them against what’s technologically feasible and financially and functionally reasonable.
What will you learn during the sessions? Introduction to Business analytics scope and elicitation, techniques, requirements, business analysis planning and estimating budgeting and forecasting, and more.
- Your TECH goal is directly related to the business analytics field.
- You are taking (or have finished) courses or studies in any business analytics-related field, or you’re learning about it individually.
- You have communication, interpersonal, consultative relationship-building skills.
- Analytical thinking, negotiation, and problem-solving skills are your best friends.
- You are self-disciplined and always ready to be making big decisions.
- You are tech-savvy and understand networks, databases, and other technological nuances.
- You like to investigate, research, and document everything.
- Numbers do not intimidate you – you’ll be required to perform data reviews and statistical analysis.
- You are experienced in financial planning, estimation, and forecasting.
Business analytics career opportunities
After working as a business analyst, eventually, you can switch to IT business analyst, senior/lead business analyst, or product manager roles.
The more experience you have in business analytics, the more likely you are to be assigned to manage large, complex projects.
After gaining experience in different business analysis positions, you can get promoted to a chief technology officer or work as a consultant.
Topics of the content sessions
- Analytics in a nutshell (together with DA)
- Business analytics requirements
- Business analysis planning, techniques and project management
- Budgeting and forecasting
- Business analytics tools and software
- Effective communication, leadership, and teamwork
What is front-end development? Front end development focuses on client-side development – it manages what the user sees in their browser or application. Front-end development consists of design, content, and functionality – all the things that users interact with (colors, fonts, menus, buttons, tables, etc.)
- Your TECH goal is directly related to the product design front-end development field.
- You are taking (or have finished) courses or studies in any front-end development-related field; or, you’re learning it individually.
- You consider yourself a problem-solver; you are able to come up with solutions quickly;
- You are a professional googler – most solutions can be found there;
- You have the patience to work with numerous web browsers;
- You are willing to make the web a better place;
- You care about web standards;
- Challenges don’t intimidate you – you give it all for a project to succeed.
Front-end development career opportunities
You can professionally grow from a junior or a mid-level front-end specialist to a senior developer, a lead developer afterwards, and finally, be promoted to a technical director (head of development.)
If you have enough experience as a front-end developer, you can switch to another industry-relevant position and grow professionally. Similar positions include a software engineer, a technical writer, and a project engineer.
Content session topics
- Full-stack introduction (together with back-end)
- Front-end technologies and programming languages
- Git and Version Control Systems
- Front-end systems testing
What is back-end development? It refers to the server-side of service and everything that communicates between the database and the browser. It contains the code needed to build out these components: the database, server, and application.
What do back-end developers do? Back-end developers build and maintain the technology that powers components that enable the website’s user-facing side to even exist in the first place.
To make the server, application, and database communicate with one another, back-end developers use server-side languages like PHP, Ruby, Python, Java, and .Net to build an application. Meanwhile, tools like MySQL, Oracle, and SQL Server help them find, save, or change data and serve it back to the user in front-end code.
What will you learn during the sessions? You will be introduced to back-end development complexity and technologies. You will get a glimpse at Python and R languages, SQL and no SQL databases, Docker, and more.
- Your TECH goal is directly related to the back-end development field.
- You are taking (or have finished) courses or studies in any back-end-related field; or, you’re learning individually.
- You have basic knowledge of back-end programming languages (such as PHP, Java, etc.)
- You have strong organizational and communication skills.
- You are well-organized, detail-oriented, able to multi-task and collaborate at all levels.
- You have excellent time-management, planning, and prioritization skills.
- You have a knack for research and curiosity.
- You are genuinely interested in programming and feel passionate about technology.
- You have high interpersonal skills, ease in establishing contacts, and clarity in expressing ideas and thoughts.
Back-end development career opportunities
Here is the back-end developer career path: Junior-Level Developer; Senior Backend Developer, Lead Software Development Engineer, Senior Software Architect.
After gaining a lot of experience in the field, you can become an IT director, a Chief Technology Officer, a Chief Information Officer, and a Chief Operations Officer.
Topics of the content sessions
- Full-stack introduction (together with front-end)
- Back-end complexity and technologies
- Python and R
- no SQL databases
What is product ownership? It’s owning a product in its entirety and maximising the value it creates.
What do product owners do? Product owners supervise the product backlog and ensure it is up-to-date in terms of priorities and matches the product’s vision.
What will you learn during the sessions? You will be introduced to IT products from vision, requirements to effective development methodologies and product development phases. You will also learn what is important at each development stage and dive into user and market research. Finally, you will learn to analyze data, make data-based decisions, and how to communicate and manage critical situations.
- Your TECH goal is directly related to the product ownership field.
- You are taking (or have finished) courses or studies in any product ownership-related field; or, you’re learning individually.
- You are extremely communicative, and you can influence others.
- You always think strategically and evaluate things globally.
- You are an aspiring visionary – product owners are the “speaking” voice of customers; they are able to create the product’s vision together with the stakeholders.
- You are a strong decision-maker and an exceptional planner. For you, there is nothing worse than the lack of clear guidelines for further stages.
- You know how to create a pleasant work atmosphere.
- You are value-oriented.
Product ownership career opportunities
You can grow from a junior product owner or regular product owner to a senior product owner, expert product owner, and chief executive officer. However, the progression is not always as linear. There are different career paths and opportunities available for product owners, including business analysis, project management, and product management fields.
Topics of the content sessions
- IT products – from vision, requirements to effective development methodologies
- Roadmap and backlog management, planning and prioritizing
- Product development phases
- User/market research
- Data analysis in product ownership
- Communication and critical situations management
What are IT operations? They are activities that IT departments take part in ensuring that organizations’ devices and technology systems are running smoothly. This includes providing support for hardware, software, and internal and external IT systems. In general, IT Operations tasks fall into three areas: computer operations & help desk; network infrastructure; and server and device management.
What do IT operations specialists do? The IT operations specialists are responsible for running the solutions, maintaining and evolving the IT infrastructure, monitoring running systems, and addressing problems as best they can.
It often includes addressing support tickets submitted by other departments and resolving their technical problems. It can also include solving technical problems that organizations’ clients are experiencing.
What will you learn during sessions? You will learn what IT operations consist of and what you can do in this field. You will get to know IT infrastructure, servers, and how they are functioning. You will study operating systems and systems administration, troubleshooting, the importance of security, and finally but not less importantly, the principles of customer service.
- You have strong interpersonal skills (the ability to work effectively with and through other people.)
- You have a process-oriented, analytical, and creative approach to solving problems.
- You are able to negotiate effectively.
- You are skilled in customer service and got a customer-friendly attitude.
- You have basic technical knowledge (understanding of IT systems and processes: for instance, you’re familiar with how Windows OS works.)
IT operations career opportunities:
IT operations are very vast, so your growth will depend on your chosen field. Here are a few examples:
- IT support technician, where your career can grow from junior level IT support technician, IT support technician to senior support professional and further.
- Help desk specialist, where your career can grow into these separate directions: 1. Systems administrator, Information technology manager, senior information technology manager, Information technology director. 2. Network administrator, systems engineer, project manager, service delivery manager. 3. Network technician, systems analyst, systems manager. 4. Desktop support specialist, senior desktop support specialist, and further 5. Other variables.
- There are many other specializations within IT infrastructure, security, and other fields.
Content session topics.
- Fundamentals of IT operations and IT architecture
- Computer networking
- Operating systems and systems administration
- IT Security
- Customer service
Download the full descriptions of all 10 tech tracks here.
Checklist before submitting your application
- The basics of English is required for the mentorship programme as the tech content sessions and events will be held in English. But don't worry if your English is not perfect. If you were able to read the application form and description of your chosen tech track, consider yourself qualified in that department!
- We ask for your LinkedIn instead of a CV. If you do not have one, it’s a good occasion - go ahead and create your LinkedIn profile.
- You can submit only one application form and choose another tech track as your second priority if you are deciding between two tech tracks.
- There are no age limitations for the programme.
- The programme is 100% online! We are bringing together women from around the globe to participate in the Women Go Tech mentorship programme. Join us, wherever you are!
REGISTRATION FOR THE 5TH SEASON OF WOMEN GO TECH IS CLOSED
Register for the mentorship programme before December 21.
Enter the 2nd selection phase - video interviews with HR specialists.
Receive a welcome letter by the middle of February.
Finish your application by paying a one-time programme fee of 169 EUR.
Start the programme with pre-opening and opening events in February!
Inga Langaite, II season alumna
WGT does not only give access to mentorship with field experts but also to the community, where you can find like-minded peers, looking for their path in the tech industry. It provides professional guidance, support, and gives you a chance to build lasting friendships.
Mante Makauskaite, II season alumna
The most amazing thing at WGT is not only the opportunity to find a mentor but also the fact that they are matched to your profile and current goals, considering your expectations, personality and career plans, even if they are sometimes quite extraordinary.
Egle Mikalauskiene, III season alumna
I would encourage people who are interested in engineering but lack the courage to make changes in their career - from my own experience I can tell that having the right motivation one can achieve a significant breakthrough even in a short period of time.
Beatrice Farias, II season alumna
It is a huge motivation boost when you need it the most and a priceless experience. During this programme, I've started implementing my tech idea, met many brave women and with the help of my great mentor acquired my dream position.
Jurgita Spakovskaja, II season alumna
The programme was full of discoveries - new opportunities to learn from the tech experts, get to know other mentees and see the leading IT companies from the inside. A few months after the programme I started in a new position as an IT project manager!
Laura Kasiulyte, III season alumna
Right away after the first meeting with my mentor, we have started working on my tech goal. The whole package of events and experiences helped to expand my tech knowledge and fast-track my tech career.