What we're about

Join us by attending a WWCode event or signing up at http://www.womenwhocode.com !

Women Who Code is the largest and most active community of engineers dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We envision a world where women are representative as technical executives, founders, VCs, board members, and software engineers. Our programs are designed to get you there.

Who should join?

Our community is for professional women in technology careers, including software engineers, developers, UX/UI designers, data scientists and more. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Bring your laptop and a friend!

What to expect?

Our events offer free hands on technical events, study groups, panel discussions, lightning talks, and keynotes featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success.

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Support us:

WWCode relies on donations to support this catalytic movement. Funding directly impacts our ability to deliver programs and expand to more cities, ensuring that even more women have the opportunity to excel in tech careers. womenwhocode.com/donate

Share a Job with our Community:

Post your jobs on the Women Who Code Job Board and hire from our exclusive community of technical professionals. Get started at www.womenwhocode.com/companies.

Code of Conduct:

WWCode is an inclusive community, dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, creed, political affiliation, or preferred programming language(s). Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version and access our incident report form at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct

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Upcoming events (3)

July Tech Talks & Social Night

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Join Women Who Code for a fun and casual night with some great talks, followed by time for networking and socializing with others in the Boston tech scene. 6:00 - 6:30 pm: Registration + Mingle 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Talks 7:30 - 8:30 pm: Networking ---- Talks ---- Nina Vyedin, Samantha Hicks and Connie Gao - Product Manager for Elizabeth Warren Are you interested in building technology for campaigns, but don't know where to start? Come hear Connie, Nina, and Samantha, from Elizabeth Warren's campaign data and tech teams, share stories of how they got started in campaign work, answer your questions, and share opportunities for more women in political data and tech. Alba Villamil, UX Researcher "Let your enemies do the work: How to do rapid user research with competitor products" Conventional UX wisdom says "Don't copy competitors. And don't start prototyping before defining the problem." In this talk, design researcher Alba Villamil will walk us through how to break these rules and use competitor prototyping to gain insights into our users. Rizel Bobb-Semple, Software Developer Rizel Bobb-Semple is a software developer who attended a coding bootcamp and attends school full time. She will share a bit on her background, as well as showing us a brief introduction to building a small Amazon Web services Serverless web application. ---------------------------------------------- Speak at our next event! If you'd like to give a lightning talk (or longer talk!) at a future event, please fill out this form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-boston-speaker-signup). If you'd like to speak but don't have a topic in mind, let us know and we can help you brainstorm. The talk doesn't have to be technical and the only requirement is that others should be able to learn something from it. Lightning talks are short (~10 minutes + a couple of minutes for Q&A) so shouldn't require a lot of preparation. ------------------------------------------------ Code of Conduct Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct (http://bit.ly/wwcode-code-of-conduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-form).

[PARTNER EVENT] Lightning Network: Scalable & Instant Bitcoin Transactions

Women Who Code Boston invites you to join us for a discussion and demo on Bitcoin's Lightning Network organized by Women in Blockchain Boston! Interested in learning more about Bitcoin's scalability? Lightning Network is a layer 2 protocol used on the Bitcoin network. Bitcoin allows anyone to send value to others without a trusted intermediary. But payments are currently limited by transaction confirmation which takes up to one hour before they are irreversible. Lightning Network solves these problems. It is one of the first implementations of a multi-party Smart Contract (programmable money) using bitcoin's built-in scripting. And, future adoption permits Bitcoin to be a faster, efficient payment system. So for example, if you want to buy coffee or pizza using Bitcoin, you are likely to use the lightning network. ---------- === Event Agenda === 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM – Sign in 6:30 PM – 7:15 PM – Talk by Desiree Dickerson and Stacie Waleyko 7:15 PM – 7:30 PM – Q&A 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM – Networking ---------- Women in Blockchain Boston ( http://meetu.ps/c/3K1RP/sVD00/a ) aims to connect women to thought leaders in the blockchain space to inspire, collaborate and encourage others. === About the speakers === Desiree Dickerson is the Head of Operations at Lightning Labs (https://lightning.engineering/). She found Bitcoin by way of r/Dogecoin and has been patiently awaiting global adoption ever since. She recently served as blockchain fellow at the non-profit Women for Women International, exploring the potential of cryptocurrency and blockchain applications for women in marginalized, post-conflict areas. Desiree is a recovering management consultant, formerly specializing in strategy and operations for large-scale IT enterprises. She received her M.S. in Biophysics & Physiology from Georgetown University and B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago. Stacie Waleyko is a Developer at Casa (https://keys.casa/). Stacie has experience working on everything from permissioned ledgers to public blockchains. Currently at Casa, she works on building key management solutions for sovereign individuals. Before that, she was the engineering lead on distributed ledger technologies at Context Labs. ---------- === IMPORTANT === Valid ID is required upon check in at Fidelity. ---------- === Code of Conduct === Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct (http://bit.ly/wwcode-code-of-conduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-form).

August Tech Talks & Social Night

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Join Women Who Code for a fun and casual night with some great talks, followed by time for networking and socializing with others in the Boston tech scene. 6:00 - 6:30 pm: Registration + Mingle 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Talks 7:30 - 8:30 pm: Networking -------- Speakers -------- Dani Dewitt, Software Engineer at Mabl Shruti Jain, OpenShift Site Reliability Engineering Intern at Red Hat Sonia Chevli, Software Engineer at Lola.com ... more detail to come! ---------------------------------------------- Speak at our next event! If you'd like to give a lightning talk (or longer talk!) at a future event, please fill out this form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-boston-speaker-signup). If you'd like to speak but don't have a topic in mind, let us know and we can help you brainstorm. The talk doesn't have to be technical and the only requirement is that others should be able to learn something from it. Lightning talks are short (~10 minutes + a couple of minutes for Q&A) so shouldn't require a lot of preparation. ------------------------------------------------ Code of Conduct Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct (http://bit.ly/wwcode-code-of-conduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-form).

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