HSD successfully launched its UK programme with first ever offline event

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Posted: November 18, 2021

On 13th November 2021, Huawei Student Developers proudly hosted its HSD UK Launch event, taking place at the etc. venues, Chancery Lane in Central London. 

The HSD UK Launch aimed 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, including Imperial College London, University College London and the University of Surrey.

The event saw around 100 local student developers attend to learn about innovational topics, hearing from an exciting variety of speakers, including   Elena Corchero, Director of Emerging Tech @DowJones Live who delivered a keynote, as well as a TechTalk about Huawei AI project. 

Caroline Fleming, Director of Innovation Strategy at the University of Surrey, also attended the launch to speak 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. 

An event highlight for students was the passionate speakers, dedicated to inspiring those 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. A 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. 

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. 

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