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Girl Develop It Chicago Launch Party!


Please join us in launching Girl Develop It Chicago!
Sponsored by Rockit Bar & Grill

What: Networking and a private reception
Why: This will be a great way to learn what Girl Develop It Chicago is all about, show your support and meet some awesome people!
Who: Whether you're interested in classes, hoping to teach or TA, or just want to show your support for our organization, everyone is welcome!

About Girl Develop It:
Girl Develop It (GDI) launched in 2010 with a simple concept; make software development accessible and affordable to all women in New York City with little to no development or training experience. Within 24 months, nine chapter openings, 10,000+ members, and 300 successful classes taught to 2,300 unique members, GDI is gearing up for a new accomplishment: 10 new chapters expected to open by December 2013. The massive growth is projected to help women throughout the globe enhance their skill sets, illuminate their passions or hobbies to make beautiful code and websites, and spread the principles of effective software development.

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  • Joanna

    It was great meeting many of you at the Launch Party! For those learning to code - join our codecademy.com group Girl Develop It - Chicago. See Discussion for more detailed info! Email me if you have questions.

    March 27, 2013

  • Andrea

    I'm so glad I went to the launch party, I met a lot of great gals.

    March 20, 2013

  • Brandon B.

    I feel I missed out on a lot I guess if I wasn't so shy I would have talked to more than two people. It seemed like it was a great turn out I am happy to see so many people interested in developing as me. I just moved here the 16th of March from a small town that had zero people besides myself interested in coding.

    March 20, 2013

  • Marie H.

    Very good. I received some good information.

    March 20, 2013

  • Katie K.

    I can't make it, but I'm looking forward to other events!

    March 18, 2013

    • Don B.

      It was good, Katie, I think you would enjoy it.

      March 20, 2013

  • Don B.

    Really liked how this event shaped up and I'm excited to see it take off.
    Got my mind blown by an astronomer and met one of my clients, that was a pretty good evening! Well done, Brittany!

    March 20, 2013

  • Chad L.

    It was nicely done and provided some great perspective from different sources. Great conversations. Looking forward to meeting more people as this grows.

    March 20, 2013

  • Carina

    Met some very nice people from so many different backgrounds which is great! Thanks for putting this together.

    March 20, 2013

  • Yvonne N.

    html css coder and web designer who's a 'fraidy cat about javascript. help required.

    March 11, 2013

    • Laurie Lee M.

      Me too! re: the javascript world. by all accounts it's a nasty beast, but useful nonetheless.... ; )

      March 20, 2013

  • Sara T.

    Great to meet so many enthusiastic people!

    March 20, 2013

  • Emily Heist M.

    Met some great people. Wished the sign-in section was right up front. We totally missed it back in the corner and bought drinks not realizing we would get tickets.

    March 20, 2013

  • Sasha Mhmm N.

    Great conversation with every person I had the good fortune to meet. The variety of skill sets, skill levels, and desire behind developing or revisiting this particular skill set was interesting and inspiring. I appreciated the opportunity to learn about others and meet some new, motivated people. Thanks!

    March 20, 2013

  • Rishika

    Am taking my first HTML and CSS class. Right now. Looking forward to meeting people and learning about other opportunities and possibilities!

    March 18, 2013

  • Rishika

    Am taking my first HTML and CSS class. Right now. Looking forward to meeting people and learning about other opportunities and possibilities!

    March 18, 2013

  • Rishika

    Rishika Murthy

    March 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, can't believe this thing is full up already. Medical student here, going to try to stop by after work regardless and will join in as this develops!

    March 17, 2013

  • Jess W.

    Ill be out of town for work, enjoy everyone!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I totally (and secretly) want to learn how to code. Look forward to learning more!

    March 8, 2013

  • Aijaz A.

    As the father of a 12yo girl who wants me to show her how to build the next flickr, I wish to become an honorary nerdette.

    1 · March 7, 2013

  • Tina K.

    Coding newbie looking forward to meeting everyone. :)

    March 6, 2013

  • Chad L.

    I want to promote ways to help more women in tech and find new ways to encourage my daughter to get into code.

    March 5, 2013

  • Roadkill

    maybe

    March 5, 2013

  • Lauren S.

    I'm a total newbie to the programming world, but I'm so excited to see GDI coming to Chicago! Can't wait to check it out at the launch party. :)

    March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll miss it due to being at PyCon, but I hope everyone has fun.

    March 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Me too. Too bad this will be during PyCon.

      March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh no, I think I will be out of town!

    March 5, 2013

  • Don B.

    Very exciting. I will try and wear my hair down.

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Ellen W.

    Hi, I'm Ellen. I currently manage a team of Account Managers at Groupon, but I'm looking to get more involved in the developer community - possibly take classes and just meet other ladies. Looking forward to this!

    March 5, 2013

  • Abigail S.

    I'm looking to hone my skills!

    March 5, 2013

  • Heather C.

    So excited for this!

    March 5, 2013

  • Sasha Mhmm N.

    Looking forward to learning more about the organization. Thanks!

    March 5, 2013

  • Gigi

    please let me know when you have events on the weekends. :)

    March 5, 2013

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  • Illinois Technology Association

    ITA provides community, social, and employment-focused support

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