Want to learn how to code? Have a great idea? Don't be shy. Develop it.

It can be intimidating for women to learn and ask questions when they are in an extreme minority. While open and welcoming, today's budding developer community is up to 91% male. There isn't a comfortable place where women can learn at their own pace and not be afraid to ask "stupid questions." We decided it was time to provide a place where all questions are OK and everyone can learn in a supportive environment. Our courses focus on coding, leveraging existing technology, and having something to show for it (aka building sweet websites).

If you'd like to teach for us, TA a class, or sponsor our events and students, please read more about how you can help us here.

Thanks to Tayo Sowunmi for designing our GDI SF logo.

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Our Sponsors

  • HackReactor

    A great space for our workshops.

  • Edmodo

    A great space for weekend workshops.

  • Hackbright Academy

    Events hosting

  • DevBootCamp

    A great space for our workshops and PairUps.

  • Twilio

    For the super space and snacks.

  • Change.org

    A great space for our workshops.

  • Udacity

    A great space in south bay.

  • Heroku

    Scholarships for our students.

  • Yammer

    For the great location for our workshops.

  • Mixamo

    A great space for our workshops.

  • Macy's

    For a great space for our workshops.

  • Zillow

    A great space for our workshops.

  • Disqus

    Scholarships for our students.

  • StartupHouse

    A space for workshops.

  • Mozilla

    A hack space and snacks.

  • Yelp

    Food and dinner!

  • New Relic

    A great space and helpful TAs.

  • Facebook

    A south bay location and yummy food.

  • SauceLabs

    A space and teachers.

  • Square

    A great space for our weekend workshop.

  • Adobe

    A fantastic space for our workshops.

  • OkCupidLabs

    Scholarships for our students

  • HearsaySocial

    Scholarships for our students

  • FourSquare

    Scholarships for our students.

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