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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    ForwardJS Workshop
    8 Nerdettes |
    A $30 donation to the GDI-SF Scholarship fund will grant you admission into the ForwardJS JavaScript Clarity workshop ($200 value). More information on the workshop here... Learn more
  • 4 days ago · 7:00 PM

    GDI Study Group
    14 Nerdettes
    Join us every Monday for this self-paced HTML/CSS/JavaScript study group where we come together to eat snacks, study and help each other out. TAs will be there to help... Learn more
  • July 17 · 6:15 PM

    JS 201b: More jQuery
    31 Nerdettes |
    In this evening workshop, we will continue working with jQuery, covering how to use it with events and animation. We expect attendees to have attended the Intro to... Learn more
  • July 15 · 6:15 PM

    JS 201a: Intro to jQuery
    40 Nerdettes |
    In this evening workshop, we will introduce jQuery, the most popular JavaScript library for making webpages interactive. Just like with our one-day workshops, we'll have... Learn more
  • July 14 · 7:00 PM

    GDI Study Group
    18 Nerdettes
    Join us every Monday for this self-paced HTML/CSS/JavaScript study group where we come together to eat snacks, study and help each other out. TAs will be there to help... Learn more
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    Monday 7:00 PM at Hack Reactor
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    "Bay Area Designer + n3rd."
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    "Hi Bianca, Thanks for arranging awesome workshop! I had a great time. Especially nameImprove­r() function was really funny :D"

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    Ernie Flowers
    "I’m a product marketing manager in the AT&T Developer Program, running "DevLab by AT&T,"­ a series of free, coding workshops that AT&T holds across the US. Our goal is to provide high-quality, hands-on training for application developers."
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    "Hello! I'm interested in learning about coding, development and creativity!"
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    Saturday 10:00 AM at Dev Bootcamp
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    "Product manager for AltspaceVR"
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    Michael Brodsky
    "San Francisco Organizer for FWD.us. Passionate about people, representation,­ and civic engagement."
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    Jul 29
    JS 202: AJAX Workshop
    Tuesday 6:15 PM
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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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