We are the Salt Lake City chapter of an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. Our mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings. PyLadies also aims to provide a friendly support network for women and a bridge to the larger Python world. Anyone with an interest in Python is encouraged to participate!

"I spent a lot of time thinking I wasn't qualified for this." --female Stanford computer science student

Several of us are using Udacity CS 101 as our introduction to programming, and there are lots more good introductory materials we can point you to. What matters most is to have a community of people who will support you as you learn new concepts. If you have an interest, you can do it. It just takes time and practice.

P r a c t i c e.          I t ' s    w h a t    w e    d o.

"There's some very good statistics . . . that show that when women don't succeed at first, they blame themselves, and men [who don't succeed at first] blame the course or the test."  --Eric Roberts, professor of Computer Science at Stanford

"They need to know that just because they didn't construct a floppy disk at age five doesn't mean they shouldn't be there." --Erin Wakefield, Intel

"Generally, guys in engineering are motivated by coolness. Women are motivated by their impact to help." Wakefield hit a point in her career when she felt apathetic about her work; she was building a graphic chip and hated that she was working her butt off to allow some kid to play Halo with better explosions. As the chip developed, though, the Mayo clinic got involved, adding a medical imaging component to the project. She had found a source of motivation. http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2012/02/2...

 

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  • February 18 · 11:45 AM

    Lunch and Leadership

    3 PyLadies

    Interested in seeing more PyLadies activities? Want to come make it happen? Come join us for the 2015 planning session! Who: Anyone who encourages women using Python... Learn more
  • February 10 · 10:00 AM

    Study Hall

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    Simul melius studeamus nos Blast the study-alone stereotype and study shoulder to shoulder in a friendly environment. We'll be working on our own studies but can provide... Learn more
  • December 10, 2014 · 11:45 AM

    Hang out and chat about life and tech

    4 PyLadies

    Come chill and tell about the goings on. As we get to know each other, we'll have projects or themes that meet our wants and needs. It's always a pleasure to share. :)
  • November 20, 2014 · 11:45 AM

    The Story of Women in Tech: Chapter You

    2 PyLadies

    Nothing is as powerful as a story. Coming soon! What has been your experience as a woman in tech? Have you thrived and found support? Have you been on the brink of... Learn more
  • October 14, 2014 · 11:45 AM

    2 more cents

    2 PyLadies

    Lunchtime is a great excuse to get together and share what you would like to see from PyLadies and associated women-in-tech groups. Got a beef to share? Really want to... Learn more
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