Our initiatives

Girls Go IT courses

Girls Go IT are free courses provided by the AGH University of Science and Technology and the Try IT Foundation as part of a grant awarded by the Motorola Solutions Foundation. Their goal is to present the right tools and skills thanks to which women will be able to build their careers to become valued experts in the new technology sector. So far, there have been two editions of the Girls Go IT course and additional courses: GGIT: Creating Modern Internet Applications and GGIT: Basics of Programming in Java. The program is aimed at women of different age groups who are interested in IT and want to take the first step towards becoming a specialist in this industry. The program of the project has been developed to be a practical introduction to the world of IT and the basis for further extending the acquired skills. In addition to the classes conducted by lecturers from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Cracow, the project also includes a mentoring program.

Girls Go IT mentoring program

A mentoring program is available for participants of the Girls Go IT courses organized by the TRY IT Foundation. These are 1:1 meetings, during which students can talk to mentors of their choice about everything related to the IT industry. Mentors are always experts with extensive industry experience. The Girls Go IT mentoring program helps participants to look at their skills differently. During the talks, they can find out in which areas it is worth developing, what to pay attention to when planning their career, and see that the IT industry is open to women and it is worth deciding to develop in this direction.

A series of lectures
"How to plan your career path in IT?"

At the end of 2020, the TRY IT Foundation began a series of lectures "How to plan your career path in IT?". Six lectures were held as part of the series. The lectures were conducted by successful women in the IT industry who wanted to share their experience with the audience. Although all the leaders work in the same industry, each of them has taken a different path to success and encountered various difficulties along the way. As a result, the lectures were full of valuable advices that changed the perception of the IT industry in the eyes of many women.

A series of lectures
"How to start your adventure with IT?"

In mid-2021, the foundation started a new series of lectures entitled: "How to start your adventure with IT?". The Foundation made such a decision because of younger recipients of their activities, who usually do not plan their professional career yet, but rather are looking for new interests and are not sure if the IT industry is something for them. Lectures are held on the third Thursday of each month and cover a variety of topics: programming languages, women in the IT industry, development paths in college, interdisciplinary cooperation, User Experience, Front Development and Scrum Mastering.

IT IS ME Student Innovation Festival

On October 27, 2022, the AGH UST Scientific Circle Council, TRY IT Foundation and the AGH Center for Student Affairs are organizing the IT IS ME Student Innovation Festival. As part of this event, a competition will be held for research clubs and student teams for the best innovative project with the use of IT tools. The competition will select 6 projects that will be the most innovative in terms of destination, will be created with the use of IT tools, will be the result of cooperation of student teams consisting of both women and men, and will promote the idea of ​​equality.

SPHERE.IT CONF 2022

Sphere.it Conf 2022 is a unique event that returns after a two-year break and will take place on September 20-21, 2022 at the Manggha Museum in Krakow. This is an amazing opportunity to hear industry experts. On the first day, the latest topics from the world of technology will be discussed, and in the evening the organizers invite you to an after-party. The second day will focus on the interdisciplinary program from Cloud Native architecture, Data Engineering & Data Science, through DevTooling, Frontend Engineering, to UX!


Tickets for Sphere.it Conf 2022 are available on the organizer's website, and with our code TryIT10 you will get a 10% discount.

"Postgraduate with VirtusLab" competition

In 2021, the "Postgraduate with VirtusLab" competition was organized jointly by the Try IT Foundation and the VirtusLab company for participants of the "Girls Go IT" course. Its aim was to select 4 winners who received funding for the Data Science postgraduate studies conducted by the Institute of Computer Science of AGH. The results were announced on September 21, 2021, and the winners: Katarzyna, Weronika, Gabriela and Monika started further education, which is another important stage of their career in the IT industry.

VirtusLab's meetings "BUGinnings in IT"

From the very first meeting in the "BUGinnings in IT" series, organized by VirtusLab, the Try IT Foundation acts as a Community Partner for each subsequent edition. "BUGinnings in IT" are cyclical meetings for people taking their first steps towards a career in the IT industry, where you can listen to experts with many years of experience in this field. They share their own stories, successes, failures and lessons learned from them. These sessions can be a great inspiration for anyone interested in IT.