A photo of Tolúlọpẹ́ Ògúnrẹ̀mí. There is a blue sky in the background and Tolúlọpẹ́ is smiling. She wears a white and green striped shirt, decorated with flowers.
Online Event
Thu 23 Jul

Upgrade Yourself: Tech & Code with Tolúlọpẹ́ Ògúnrẹ̀mí

from Coders of Colour

Thu 23 Jul 2020
13.00 – 14.00
Streamed Live

Join Tolúlọpẹ́ Ògúnrẹ̀mí’s Peer Exchange as she provides an overview of roles in the technology sector, and where she and the Coders of Colour collective situate themselves as new thinkers and creative disruptors in this ever-evolving industry.

Tolúlọpẹ́ will share her own experiences from graduation to setting up her own freelance practice and organisation, Coders of Colour. She will help demystify some of the language around ‘coding’ and offer tips, tricks and new tech answers to some of the questions you may have.

She will walk us though an interactive ‘website hacking’ or hackathon (similar to a design sprint-like event), giving everyone the chance to play with different interfaces and embed short term solutions and takeovers, to see how it really feels to be in the hot seat of a digital programmer.

With her role as mentor and role model to so many (IRL), you will be sure to leave inspired by her (URL) session. 

Upgrade Yourself: Peer Exchange is our new digital strand of the Creative Careers & Skills programme at Somerset House, bringing you fortnightly bite-size snippets of information, innovation and inspiration over lunch-time sessions.  

Reaching out and connecting you to our Somerset House Studios Artist community, various colleagues of Somerset House Trust, Somerset House Exchange Members as well as with our peers and industry friends within the wider creative industries, 

Sign up to the Creative Careers mailing list to receive additional material from our Upgrade Yourself sessions and hear first about new opportunities and creatives added to the Upgrade Yourself line-up.


With thanks to the Maria Bjornson Memorial Fund for its support.


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About the speaker

Tolúlọpẹ́ Ògúnrẹ̀mí runs Coders of Colour, a not-for-profit that teaches young people of colour to code for free. Before that, she studied Mathematics and Computer Science at university. She is also exploring the intersection between Spoken Languages and AI in the field of Natural Language Processing. 

Coders of Colour is an organisation aiming to: “Empower and enable young under-represented people of colour to pursue a career in tech by providing a safe space for them to learn, explore and grow”.  They do this by running free coding workshops for young people, providing them with mentors and providing them with role models.