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(Boulder) What? You weren't a CS major?

  • CA Technologies

    3333 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO (map)

    40.019947 -105.249390

  • (We are trying to alternate advanced and beginner topics.  This month's topic is geared towards beginner programmers or those re-entering the field!)

    Are you interested in getting into programming but you weren't a Computer Science (CS) major in school?  Did you take a career detour and are curious about getting back to programming?  Wondering how to make a jump to the (awesome) technical world?

    Join us this month to hear from 3 fantastic female programmers who all came to the field from a NON-CS background (and are loving it).  They'll join us to share their 3 very different routes, including: how they got started, what they learned, and the fascinating things they're working on today!  If you're moving into programming or wanting to learn more, this is a panel you won't want to miss.


    6:00-6:30pm - Grab pizza and chat with awesome ladies

    6:30-7:30pm - "What? You weren't a CS major?" Panel

    7:30-7:55pm - Open Q&A

    7:55pm - Wrap up and thanks

    8pm - All done!


    Elaine Marino - Former Marketing Manager turned Ruby programmer.  Not only is Elaine seriously courageous - taking a cross-country leap to a Ruby internship at Commerce Kitchen - she's also an enthusiastic supporter of women in tech, head of LadyCoders Boulder and the co-organizer of Girl Geek Dinners Boulder/Denver

    Laura Steadman - Former GIS engineer turned newly minted programmer at QuickLeft.  Laura also took a courageous move to Denver, decided to make the leap to programming, joined g school, and after a whirlwind 6 months found a job at one of Boulder's most beloved web dev shops.

    Anne Gatchell -  From Chemical Engineer, to art classes in an MFA at Gnip!  Anne's creativity is as top notch as her background is diverse (and she mixes colors like a pro!)  Learn how Anne approached her coding career move and the interesting work she's doing today.

    Pizza will be provided by Thoughtbot

    Drinks will be provided by Gnip

    Thanks to Rally for hosting us!

    Please Note: This group is only open to people that identify as women. Emphatically queer- and trans-friendly.

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  • Katie W.

    Hi ladies - we are canceling this evening's event due to flooding, road closures and general soggy-ness. Please stay home and stay safe! We will try to re-schedule this topic for another month soon!

    2 · September 12, 2013

    • Mary

      I hope that those in Boulder are faring ok.

      September 12, 2013

    • Terri Lee N.

      Thank you, Katie & Team... for minimizing travels to getting our friends & family safely home... Sending resiliency wishes for our beautiful Colorado rural & urban regions...!

      September 12, 2013

  • Peter J.

    I'm looking to hire a coder, but I can't come to your meeting to try to find an employee, as I'm not a woman. :(

    September 11, 2013

    • Katie W.

      Hi Peter - we have several ways that we connect employers to our group! As you can imagine, there are a lot of companies interested in our members, so we do try to provide these connections without spamming our members :) Please feel free to reach out to me directly for more info - thank you

      September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is this still on given the flooding? I don't live in Boulder, so I'm not sure how bad it is! Thanks :)

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • Katie F.

    Definitely going to try and make it. :D

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Christine

    Coming up for air, after 4 months on a new job! Where to, ladies?

    1 · September 8, 2013

    • Kaitlin

      I'm also curious. Definitely coming if this is happening.

      September 8, 2013

    • Katie W.

      Hi Chris and Kaitlin - yes, this is happening! Rally will be hosting and Thoughtbot will be providing pizza. I'm working on confirming our speakers due to a slight change. Worst case we can get together for a fun breather or work on projects. More info soon!

      September 8, 2013

  • Marie

    Out of town :(

    September 8, 2013

  • Maria S.

    Is the meetup still on for Thursday?

    1 · September 2, 2013

    • Katie W.

      Hi Maria - I am just about to move this out a week. I'll be out of town this Thurs and I think a few others will be as well. Will you be able to join us if we meet next Thurs?

      September 2, 2013

    • Maria S.

      Thanks for the reaponse Katie. Yep I'll be there next Thursday!

      September 2, 2013

  • Katie W.

    Hey ladies - assuming we could get a location, would you want to bump this to the week following? I know many folks go out of town the week of labor day (I'm pretty sure I'll be on a plane that thursday). What are your preferences? Thanks!

    August 22, 2013

  • andrea g.

    I am organizing Startup Phenomenon Women. I would like to invite everyone at Women Who Code to attend for a 20 discount entering the following code:
    Code: 20OFF

    August 13, 2013


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