What we're about
Hello and Welcome to CodeChix-BayArea!!
Please join us here and on any of our social media (FB (http://facebook.com/groups/codechix), G+, LinkedIn, Twitter) if you are a:
Female developer (please join us also on http://groupspaces.com/codechix )
Female or Male Project/Program/Product Manager
Supportive and open-minded MALE developer
Young person (>8 years old) aspiring to learn coding
NO RECRUITERS OR RECRUITING ALLOWED.
NO SOLICITATIONS For Personal or Business needs.
And now a little bit about us (also check out our Skill-Levels (http://www.codechix.org/skill-levels-defined/) & Past Events (http://www.codechix.org/slides-videos/) page):
We are a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to Education, Advocacy and Mentorship of women engineers. We have chapters in the Bay Area, Wisconsin and Washington.
We have been doing this since 2009 and were the first group of our kind. We have several types of events (posted on Eventbrite (http://www.eventbrite.com/org/1321797263?s=9899974) and on http://codechix.org ) where we meet face-to-face and get to know each other:
1. Hacking sessions - We bring our ideas, projects and code together either as teams or individually and help/learn from each other. We get together and chat about our projects, ideas, life, work etc. and develop friendships and learn about each others backgrounds. If interested, always looking for more co-organizers.
2. Tech Talks - We invite coders and technical leads to talk to us about their cool projects and share their knowledge with us. These are usually on a weekday evening and last approximately 2.5 hours
3. Workshops - Join us for 2 to 5 hours on a weekend to learn about a state-of-the-art tool or programming language to improve your skills. Workshops are taught by volunteer industry professionals and CodeChix members. They are hands-on and require you to bring your laptops.
We might do some fun meetups - going for an outings etc. if we have members who are interested in organizing these. Ping firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to or are interested.
As always, holler if you have any suggestions, comments!
This is your group and your participation is key to keeping it progressing and being active, so, please don't hesitate to jump in and help out whenever you can. Or let us know if you have ideas for improvements and inclusion !!
Welcome! And here's to a fantastic year ahead,
May the code be with you,
- CodeChix Bay Area Organizers