HSD successfully launched their UK programme with first ever offline event
Huawei Student Developers proudly hosted the HSD UK Launch, which took place on the 13th November 2021 in the etc.venues Chancery Lane in Central London. The aim of the HSD UK Launch was to promote the Huawei Student Developers programme to all college and university students from undergraduate and graduate programmes. HSD has already collaborated with 12 leading universities in the UK to include the Imperial College London, University College London and University of Surrey.
The event invited around 100 local student developers to attend and learn about innovational topics including a keynote from Elena Corchero, Director of Emerging Tech @DowJones Live, as well as a TechTalk about Huawei AI project. Caroline Fleming, Director of Innovation Strategy at the University of Surrey, also spoke about essential entrepreneurial skills which opened students minds to the different routes they could pursue after university. Attendees also had the opportunity to learn more about the multiple benefits of joining the HSD Programme, from receiving support and inspiration, to opportunities for networking and learning from key leaders.
A highlight of the event was how passionate the speakers were about inspiring the students who attended. Elena Corchero told students “It is a really incredible and unique time for all of you to merge your passions into one” when speaking about the future of technology. Senior Developer Advocate at Huawei further encouraged students and developers with creative minds to get involved in the tech industry to help grow projects in the future.
Gen Ashley, founder of TECH(K)NOW Day, also spoke passionately about how more women are joining the tech industry. “It is an opportunity to change the picture as we’ve seen in the past the attendees of developer events can be predominately male, but recently in the last few years the scope of women getting involved has increased and it is an exciting time to be involved in the change” Ashley responded when asked what she loved about being a woman in tech, which was great encouragement for all the female students who attended the event.
The HSD UK Launch proved to be a huge success, with students saying that not only did they enjoy learning about innovative topics in the tech world, but that they thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to network with other students, industry leaders, Huawei representatives and University professors and looked forward to attending more HSD UK events in the future.
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About Huawei Student Developers
Huawei Student Developers (HSD) is a global program for college and university students who share a passion for new technology. Students from undergraduate and graduate programs that are keen to develop and grow as a developer are welcome to join this new and innovative programme. https://developer.huawei.com/consumer/en/programs/hsd/