TranscodeSF (http://transcodesf.org/) was developed in 2012 as a free programming class with the goal of increasing diversity in tech and building a community of trans and gender nonconforming individuals. Today, TranscodeSF has grown to a community of trans & GNC people currently in tech and aspiring coders, engineers, designers, and newcomers to the industry.
TranscodeSF teaches folks computer programming and software engineering skills through a co-working space, series of free classes, and study groups.
We are a collaboration with the SF LGBT Center’s Trans Employment Program (http://transemploymentprogram.org). The mission of the Trans Employment Program (TEP) is to connect job seekers to trans friendly and sustainable employment and to educate employers in trans-competent work practices. Additional TEP services at the Center include one-on-one coaching and job search support for all trans individuals. Also, check out our LGBT Career Network (http://www.meetup.com/LGBTQ-Career-Network/) on Meetup.
Highlights: • Co-working space & technical study groups • Career development and job search support • Referrals and support with local resources • Current and aspiring coders are welcome • Please send suggestions of what you'd like us to cover!
Donating to TranscodeSF helps to support the ongoing Trans Employment Program and services at the SF LGBT Center. Give today (https://www.mightycause.com/organization/Sflgbtcenter) and ask your employer to support our programs or match your contribution. (Dedicate the gift to TranscodeSF).
Check out what Google says about their free coding lessons below!
Code School Learning Opportunity:
"As a part of Google's commitment to diversity we'll be accepting applications from interested women and minorities from anywhere in the world. This opportunity is available to all traditionally underrepresented groups in technology (including, but not limited to, African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, persons with disabilities, women and veterans).
In the chance that you are not selected to participate in this learning opportunity, we encourage you to check out the free content available at https://www.codeschool.com/courses#all."