What we're about

Women Who Code is a global non-profit organization 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.

Who should join?

Our community is made up of Boston-area technology professionals, including software engineers, developers, UX/UI designers, data scientists, students, and more. Attendees from all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome!

What to expect?

We offer a variety of free technical events, study groups, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops. We can help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success.

Join us by attending a WWCode event or signing up at womenwhocode.com!

Sign up to speak at one of our events: http://bit.ly/wwcode-boston-speaker-signup

Sign up to host one of our events at your company: http://bit.ly/wwcode-boston-host-signup

Support us:

WWCode relies on donations to support this 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 http://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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Everyone who participates in our community agrees to abide by our Terms of Service. Read it at: http://www.womenwhocode.com/tos

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Upcoming events (3)

October Tech Talks

Online event

Join Women Who Code for a fun and casual night with three great talks by the Boston community - on innovation during COVID, no-code, and clean code! 6:00 - 6:15 pm: Welcome 6:15 - 6:35 pm: Christina Kayastha 6:35 - 6:55 pm: Daniela Lela 6:55 - 7:15 pm: Michelle Wedge * TALKS * ** Innovation during COVID-19 ** > Christina Kayastha, Lead Software Engineer at Vistaprint https://twitter.com/christikaes https://www.linkedin.com/in/innovative-engineer When the COVID pandemic hit, it drastically impacted Small Business owners around the world - our core customers at Vistaprint. In this talk, I'll share some learnings that our tech team had as we pivoted to support rapid innovations such as launching a Social Media Designer and Customizable Face Masks. ** From Code to No Code ** > Daniela Lela, Technical Sales Enablement Manager at Mendix https://twitter.com/d4n13l4c https://linkedin.com/in/danielac https://www.techteachtravel.com What does building solutions and apps without coding look like? Why are giants tech companies like Microsoft and Amazon investing in no-code platforms? Who are the leaders in the space and what can their platforms build? In this session, Daniela will talk about the evolution of coding and the latest technology of low-code and no-code. The session will highlight what low-code/no-code looks like, what the key players are, what skills people need to build and deliver solutions and provide an example of building an app in less than 5min. ** Writing Clean Code ** > Michelle Durant Wedge, Developer Writing clean code is essential to any codebase that is easy to read, understand, and maintain. We will review coding examples and discuss improvements that can be made to turn existing code into clean code as well as some tips, tools, and principles for writing clean code. ---------------------------------------------- If you'd like to give a talk of any length (technical or otherwise) at a future event, please fill out this form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-boston-speaker-signup. ------------------------------------------------ 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] TechTogether 2020: Hackathon

Online event

Join Women Who Code Boston in attending TechTogether 2020, Boston's largest all-female, femme, and non-binary hackathon! This year, the hackathon will be held online. To register, please visit: https://boston.techtogether.io *** ABOUT THE EVENT *** Let’s admit, 2020 has been a YEAR. We have faced many social, emotional, and environmental challenges this year and it’s time we start writing our future to ignite change. The theme "Dear Future Me" is a testament to this change. On the weekend of our hackathon, brainstorm, and build a project that will impact your future. This project can be a hack to benefit your personal, social, and environmental wellness. Dear Future Me is about reflecting on our past and acting on our future. Why attend TechTogether Boston? - Connect with top-tier companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google Cloud. - Attend a variety of professional development and technical workshops led by industry experts. - Network with design, business, and technical mentors that will be online 24/7 all weekend long. - Free swag and move nights, need we say more? Don't want to compete? Not sure if hackathons are for you? Feel free to come just for the workshops. We even have a prize for anyone that attends the most workshops throughout the event. 😊 To register and for more info, please visit: https://boston.techtogether.io Instagram: @techtogetherboston Twitter: @techtogetherbos

Demystifying Career Advancement by Alli Young, Founder/CEO of the Forem

In Alli's signature keynote/workshop, "Demystifying Career Advancement," attendees walk away inspired to own their career development and finally know how. Alli shares what she learned during her 20-year career in technology and year-long study of career advancement. She breaks down the five skills we all need to advance and explores how these skills can be incorporated into new behaviors. Attendees leave with new strategies to think about how to navigate their career, two methods of self-advocating ("Always On" and "The Big Ask"), and best practices for making sure they get recognized for their great work and seen for their impact. * AGENDA * 6:30 - 6:35 pm: Get connected 6:35 - 7:05 pm: Presentation 7:05 - 7:30 pm: Q & A Important: the Zoom link will be visible on this page to everyone who has RSVP’d “Yes” to this event on the day of the event. Please note that you must make a Zoom account to participate: https://zoom.us/signup (it's free to sign up for a personal account). * OUR SPEAKER * After a successful 20-year career in technology, Alli founded The Forem to unlock opportunities for women across disruptive brands and Fortune 1000 organizations. As CEO, Alli oversees all aspects of The Forem, including corporate training and Executive Coaching. In her last role, Alli led Americas at Turn, a tech company in the middle of a challenging transition and exit. In her most prominent role, Alli led various sales teams over an 11-year tenure at Google, where she focused on strategic partnerships and aligning customer goals with emerging tech solutions, including the development of a global programmatic strategy which drove several billion in revenue. Alli began her career at Yahoo! and went on to lead creative and marketing strategy at both Deutsch and Mediacom. Throughout Alli’s career, she noticed a pattern — there are unwritten rules that men and corporations have been using for decades that women have not implemented due to lack of exposure and sponsorship, among other things. Alli spent a year researching career advancement and launched a new curriculum that unlocks upward mobility for women, called the 5 Critical Skills. These skills are not gender specific, but they are often underutilized by women, and they are critical to navigating leadership within corporate culture. Alli’s unique curriculum is based on her experience at Google and can reach a wide audience via her platform at The Forem. These skills apply to young women starting their careers, all the way up to CEOs seeking board seats. Alli’s personal mission is to move 1M women into leadership by 2030. ------------------------------------------------ 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).

Past events (163)

Hacktoberfest Night

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