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How You Can Help

GirlDevelopIt SF is a volunteer-run organization, and we're only successful thanks to the help of our organizers, teachers, TAs, and sponsors. Here's a rundown of ways that you can help:

  • Be a TA: We strongly believe in having an interactive component to our classes, so that students get the chance to actually try out what they've learnt and the opportunity to ask questions that inevitably arise. As a TA, you can help them answer their questions and clarify their understanding, and as a bonus, you'll probably learn something yourself! Many of our students go on to TA the classes that they themselves took, as a way of testing and solidifying their knowledge. If you want to TA a particular class, just send a message to the teacher and let them know.
  • Teach a class: We have a vast array of topics that we want to teach our students - web development, version control, command-line, design, user experience, mobile, gaming, etc. If you feel comfortable teaching a particular topic (maybe it's one we already have curriculum, like HTML/CSS, or maybe it's a completely new one that you'd be willing to create curriculum for), please send us a message. We find the best teachers aren't necessarily the "experts", but the ones that have practical experience in the industry with the skillset, and can impart real world learnings and industry best practices to the students.
  • Run a hack night: Our students learn a lot at the workshops (we hope!) but they need to practice what they've learnt for the skills to really stick. Many of them do Codecademy or Treehouse at home, but when they get stuck, it's harder for them to find the help online. So, we like to hold casual hack nights for students to practice around others. Typically, they're at a cafe with free WiFI like Epicenter or Panera, or they can be at the office of whoever is hosting the hack night. If you'd like to host a hack night (or a "code & coffee" if it's in the morning), please send us a message.
  • Spread the word: Let your female friends and family know about GirlDevelopIt SF and encourage them to take a class or two. Who knows, they may turn out to be the next great developer!

Also see How Your Company Can Help

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
How Your Company Can Help January 23, 2016 9:33 AM Brenda J.
Study Groups June 25, 2013 11:36 PM Pamela
Bootcamps and Courses November 15, 2015 9:37 PM Pamela
Ways for Young Girls to Learn August 2, 2014 9:19 AM Pamela
What Workshops to Take When October 8, 2014 10:52 AM Pamela
How You Can Help April 20, 2013 5:19 PM Pamela
About Girl Develop It San Francisco March 2, 2013 2:17 PM Pamela

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