What is Girls how like code?
Girls Who Like Code is a loosely organized collective of women that code – whether they’re seasoned professionals or just getting started. We work on our projects, help each other out, share ideas and information, all while enjoying a drink and a snack or two.
Basically, we provide a place for women in Groningen to get together and work on awesome stuff.
GWLC is organized by Hillie and Rosien. Hillie has a background in multimedia design and works as a software developer at Alledaags. Rosien has a background as a historian and works as a web developer for Spindle.
Why are the events only for women?
Although programming is hard for (nearly) everyone, for various reasons it can be even more difficult for women. Not necessarily the skills that come with coding itself, but the threshold to break into such a male-dominated field can be quite high for some. This is a shame and also totally unnecessary, but we want to provide a space where women can get mentorship from each other without all the sexist crap that sadly occurs in some (not all!) other spaces. By the way, we welcome all who identify as women!
Can you teach me how to code?
We don’t offer a curriculum that will take you from n00b to superhero, but we can certainly offer support along the way! We’re working hard on a curated list of resources to get you started with programming, so keep an eye out for that.
Can we also hang out online?
More about girls who like code HERE