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Increased diversity in London’s tech scene? It’s happening…

Tackling diversity needs to start by widening the talent pool and empowering people from non-tech backgrounds to re-train according to Kristi Riordan, chief operating officer at Flatiron School.

A year ago, Billie Simmons had started to wonder how different her life might be if she learned to code. It could mean a change in career away from digital marketing and a chance to capitalise on London’s appetite for data scientists and UX/UI designers.

Simmons’ subsequent career jump to nab one of these coveted roles isn’t a standalone case. We meet many people who are making the career move into technology and it’s obvious why. In a world driven by data, London’s rapidly transforming and scaling businesses remain desperately short of tech talent....