What we're about

Girl Develop It is a national nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and accessible programs to adult women and non-binary individuals who want to learn software development through mentorship and hands-on instruction.

Our vision is to create a network of empowered individuals who feel confident in their abilities to code and build beautiful web and mobile applications. By teaching women and non-binary individuals around the world from diverse backgrounds to learn software development, we can help women improve their careers and confidence in their everyday lives.

We are currently offering virtual classes. You can find our full virtual schedule here:

http://girldevelopit.eventbrite.com (http://girldevelopit.eventbrite.com/)

For questions, scholarship information or for partnership details please email programs@girldevelopit.com

Upcoming events (4)

Virtual Networking

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The culminating class to our Career Prep series, this event will allow members to showcase the skills they've developed, demonstrate their work experience, and practice their pitch with industry leaders. Join this class to practice your personal networking and job-seeking skills, or join our entire series to prepare the best foot forward in your career journey. 

Class Details:

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

6:30p - 8:30p ET / 3:30p - 5:30p PT

Cost: $40

Sign Up for this Career 3-Course Series & Save

Three classes for $95

  1. Building Your Technical Resume

Thursday, September 15 @ 6:30p - 8:30p ET / 3:30p - 5:30p PT

  1. Creating Your Perfect Pitch

Thursday, September 22 @ 6:30p - 8:30p ET / 3:30p - 5:30p PT

  1. Virtual Networking

Wednesday, October 12 @ 6:30p - 8:30p ET / 3:30p - 5:30p PT

GDI Memberships

Want More from GDI? GDI offers a variety of ways you can join our community! Whether you are brand new to tech or want to advance the experience you've already racked up, we have something for you. When you join as a member, you develop your own pathway to develop code, confidence, and community. If you just want to get your feet wet or want a personal coach to land your dream job, GDI has memberships to match your interest, availability, and budget. Learn more here.

Code of Conduct:

Girl Develop It is focused on providing opportunities for women and non-binary individuals to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (https://girldevelopit.com/code-of-conduct/)

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Korene Stuart

Korene Stuart has over 6 years in the tech space, beginning as a programmer to digital project management. She ventured into tech after many years of encouraging her children to do the same. The journey wasn’t easy but certainly worth it. As she began immersing herself into the tech community she observed the need for diversity, equity and inclusion. She started serving as a tech volunteer…

Hosted By

Katie Franco, Executive Director

Katie Brydon, Community Host

Katie is the Community Director for GDI with the fun and exciting responsibility of connecting with instructors and designing opportunities for inclusive, safe learning.

Complete your event RSVP here: https://girldevelopit.com/events/details/girl-develop-it-career-conversations-presents-virtual-networking/.

Three-Class Series: Career Prep

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You are invited to participate in classes individually or join the weekly ongoing series to develop the most comprehensive tools and resources for your job-seeking journey. 

Class Details:

Career 3-Course Series

Three classes for $95

  1. Building Your Technical Resume

Have you updated your virtual resume lately? Does it showcase not just your experience but your work? This session will prepare you to highlight your skillsets and generate new leads for future employment. 

Thursday, September 15 @ 6:30p - 8:30p ET / 3:30p - 5:30p PT

  1. Creating Your Perfect Pitch

How do you introduce yourself on a zoom call? Or in a job interview? Or even at a networking event? Your introductory statement - or personal pitch- can be a game changer for your career. This event will provide tips and tools to help you create a personal pitch and then provide time to practice your personal pitch.

Thursday, September 22 @ 6:30p - 8:30p ET / 3:30p - 5:30p PT

  1. Virtual Networking

Now that you've developed the resources, tools, and skills to share your talents, let's put it into action. Join our virtual networking event with industry leaders to put your technical resume and perfect pitch into practice. 

Wednesday, October 12 @ 6:30p - 8:30p ET / 3:30p - 5:30p PT

GDI Memberships

Want More from GDI? GDI offers a variety of ways you can join our community! Whether you are brand new to tech or want to advance the experience you've already racked up, we have something for you. When you join as a member, you develop your own pathway to develop code, confidence, and community. If you just want to get your feet wet or want a personal coach to land your dream job, GDI has memberships to match your interest, availability, and budget. Learn more here.

Code of Conduct:

Girl Develop It is focused on providing opportunities for women and non-binary individuals to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (https://girldevelopit.com/code-of-conduct/)

Agenda

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Speaker

Korene Stuart

Korene Stuart has over 6 years in the tech space, beginning as a programmer to digital project management. She ventured into tech after many years of encouraging her children to do the same. The journey wasn’t easy but certainly worth it. As she began immersing herself into the tech community she observed the need for diversity, equity and inclusion. She started serving as a tech volunteer…

Hosted By

Katie Franco, Executive Director

Katie Brydon, Community Host

Katie is the Community Director for GDI with the fun and exciting responsibility of connecting with instructors and designing opportunities for inclusive, safe learning.

Complete your event RSVP here: https://girldevelopit.com/events/details/girl-develop-it-career-conversations-presents-three-class-series-career-prep-2022-10-12/.

Learning Circle: 3 Simple Keys to Boost Your Career

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Are you frustrated with where you are in your career? Are you disappointed that you didn’t get that promotion or the raise or even recognition? Are you wondering what has been holding you back? What is it going to take to get you where you want to be? Then this is likely the learning circle for you! This learning circle is specifically designed to help empower you to boost your career. The Learning Circle is developed as an in-depth expansion on the instructor’s talk: “The Courage to Be Uniquely You” where she tackles personal development areas like self-discovery, self-esteem, and self-promotion to help you understand how these skills impact career advancement.

This learning circle is based on the Mastermind Concept which encourages interactive learning, coaching, and practical application. During this six-session virtual study, you will experience the influence your environment has on your success by surrounding yourself with a group of like-minded, growth-oriented successful women. We will meet every week to unpack personal development topics that will help you feel more empowered about the direction of your career.

You will learn real-life, practical applications from the instructor and other group members, and you will strengthen your personal and professional network.

Topics to be covered by session:

Self-Discovery (Sessions 1 & 2)

Who Are You?
What is Your Worth?
What is Your “Why”?

Self-Esteem (Sessions 3 & 4)

Tackling Imposter Syndrome
Developing self-confidence
The confidence formula
Establishing Executive Presence

Self-Promotion (Sessions 5 & 6)

Your career, your responsibility
Tacking the misconception of humility
Selling yourself with success stories

You will leave with:

Practical and life-long soft skills that enhance your career.

A network of other technology professionals.

Dates & Times:

Thursdays from 7p - 8:30p ET

Session 1: Thursday, October 20 @ 7:00p - 8:30p ET / 4:00p - 5:30p PT

Session 2: Thursday, October 27 @ 7:00p - 8:30p ET / 4:00p - 5:30p PT

Session 3: Thursday, November 3 @ 7:00p - 8:30p ET / 4:00p - 5:30p PT

Session 4: Thursday, November 10 @ 7:00p - 8:30p ET / 4:00p - 5:30p PT

Session 5: Thursday, November 17 @ 7:00p - 8:30p ET / 4:00p - 5:30p PT

Session 6: Thursday, November 24 @ 7:00p - 8:30p ET / 4:00p - 5:30p PT

Class Cost: $180

Want More from GDI? GDI offers a variety of ways you can join our community! Whether you are brand new to tech or want to advance the experience you've already racked up, we have something for you. When you join as a member, you develop your own pathway to develop code, confidence, and community. If you just want to get your feet wet or want a personal coach to land your dream job, GDI has memberships to match your interest, availability, and budget. Learn more here.

Code of Conduct: Girl Develop It is focused on providing opportunities for women and non-binary individuals to learn web and software development, but our classes and events are open to all genders and identities. We are dedicated to providing a welcoming and comfortable environment for all to learn to code and every attendee is expected to uphold our Code of Conduct (http://www.https://girldevelopit.com/code-of-conduct/).

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Speaker

Nicole Calhoun - SC Calhoun Training and Coaching

Nicole brings 25 years of corporate and technology experience to her training workshops.
She has held roles in Software Engineering, Business Systems Analysis and Project Management. Her industry knowledge includes Financial & Merchant Services, Retirement & Payroll Services, Manufacturing and Automotive and with companies like: JP Morgan Chase, General Motors, Delphi, D…

Hosted By

Katie Franco, Executive Director

Katie Brydon, Community Host

Katie is the Community Director for GDI with the fun and exciting responsibility of connecting with instructors and designing opportunities for inclusive, safe learning.

Complete your event RSVP here: https://girldevelopit.com/events/details/girl-develop-it-career-conversations-presents-learning-circle-3-simple-keys-to-boost-your-career/.

Virtual Hackathon

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2022 Dates & Details
The 2022 Virtual Hackathon is scheduled for Wednesday November 16th - Saturday November 19th.

Register for the event here.

Interested in supporting our event. Please consider a sponsorship for our Hackathon 2022.

## GDI HACKATHON INFORMATION

What's a hackathon?
Never attended a hackathon before...but always been a little curious? This is the hackathon for you!

Traditionally, a hackathon is an event in which programmers, graphic designers, content strategists, interface designers, project managers, subject matter experts and more collaborate intensively on projects for a dedicated amount of time.

What's different about a GDI hackathon?
If you’ve ever been to a GDI class or event, you know that we prioritize a few important values. Our values are embedded in all we do, so this hackathon is no different! What you can expect: a friendly, welcoming and inclusive environment that is supportive, values all questions and is judgment-free! We welcome beginners of all levels and seek to make this event as accessible as possible. Here’s how:
We want beginners! It's hard when you're first starting in tech. There's so much to learn, everyone seems to know what they're doing, and no one has time for your questions, right? Not here, this hackathon is all about giving beginners a way to level up their skills and their confidence.
This event occurs over two weeks and is designed to engage both women and non-binary adults who are new to coding and those who have been at it for years.

Why should I join?

  • Meet new people! Hackathons are one of the best ways to meet new people and build meaningful relationships with them that will last beyond a weekend.
  • You'll be learning, and so will everyone else! This is a chance to try out a hackathon with beginners like you and where everyone is working on exciting projects with support from mentors.
  • The community is irreplaceable. You'll meet a bunch of attendees who are interested in your success. The GDI community is truly inclusive and supportive of all its members.
  • Level up your skills. Hackathons are a great way to challenge yourself to build something with constraints.

## FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an event in which programmers, graphic designers, content strategists, interface designers, and project managers collaborate intensively on projects.

Or as we like to call it: an event where people work together to find new (sometimes inelegant) solutions to a problem.

Who should attend?
If you’ve ever taken a GDI class, dove into an online tech tutorial, or any other coding class or event this is a great opportunity to take the skills you’ve learned and apply them to a collaborative project working with like-minded individuals.

Even if you haven’t attended any of these events or participated in these groups, you’re still totally welcome! Beginners and the tech-curious are especially encouraged to attend, as are experienced technologists who are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills while working on projects that they are passionate about.

Can I propose a project to work on?
Absolutely! Any participant can propose a project idea for a team to work on prior to the event.

Is there a code of conduct?
Yes, all participants must abide by the Girl Develop It Code of Conduct.

I can’t make the whole event. Can I still join?
Yes! If you can only make one day and want to come, you should definitely come and add to the project as much as you can.

Do I need to work all night to participate in a hackathon?
No! This GDI Virtual Hackathon is spread out over a few weeks and gives you time to learn, build and connect. Our non-competitive environment encourages you to work when you are available.

Can my company get involved as a Sponsor?
Our work depends on our amazing sponsors and partners. Here is our sponsorship packet with more details about sponsorship levels & benefits. We are also looking for prize donations! So please email us at [masked] if you are interested in donating a product or service.

Click Register to sign up today for our Hackathon, and stay tuned for our emails regarding pre-Hackathon events and opportunities!

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