Tatiana Tylosky | Aspiring Programmer @ Thinkful | Blog

I’m passionate about getting more women in STEM fields and I’ve previously written other women in tech pieces including Women in Tech Scholarships and Advice from Women in Tech. I have attended and hosted a number of women in tech events and meetups, and I wanted to share my list with other women. 

Meetup Organizations 

Black Girls Code: This non-profit introduces young black girls to various programming languages including Ruby on Rails. They also host hackathons and workshops and offer scholarships. 

Girl Develop It:  They empower women of all backgrounds through software development—including workshops and meetups for JavaScript and HTML5/CSS3. 

Ladies Who Code: The ultimate destination for women who already love programming.

Ladies Learning Code: This Canadian non-profit group provides hands-on technology workshops for women.

MotherCoders: This company offers technology orientation program for moms—helping them to confidently take the next step in their tech career. 

PyLadies: This international mentorship group focuses on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. 

RailsBridge: This company believes anyone can learn how to code! They host free weekend workshops on Ruby on Rails and more. 

Techfest Club: They are an event series that pride themselves on expert insights and practical advice. It’s the perfect place to learn and meet new women in the tech community. 

Women Who Code: They are a global non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in tech. With a presence in 14 countries, over 16,000 members and more than 900 events they are working to empower women through tech with hack nights, development workshops, study groups and panel discussions. 


Tech Lady Hackathon: This is the perfect event for women who code or want to learn in Washington DC. 

The Ada Initiative: They believe that open source, open data, open education and the like are changing the future of global society and to be truly socially just and serve the interest of all people, women must be involved in its creation and organization. So they aim to help women educate themselves and get involved. 

ARATheir goal is to attract, retain and advance women in tech with mentorships, events and programs to help build strong female leaders in the IT community.


Hackbright Academy: The perfect place if you want to dive headfirst into an intensive bootcamp. Their goal is to turn women into software engineers in ten weeks. A predominantly female space like Hackbright is that it helps alleviate the stereotypes women may feel in male-dominated areas. 

SkillCrush: Founded by Adda BirnirSkillcrush is an interactive online learning community for creatives, thinkers, and makers.

*Check out  Girl Meets Code and Michelle Glauser’s blog post for additional resources.

Feel free to share any additions with me :)

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