We want to create an inclusive, experiential learning space for developers of all backgrounds and experience levels to grow.
By supporting people from diverse backgrounds, we can improve representation in the tech industry and ensure that the people building software are representative of the people who use it.
We believe in in-person events that provide a personalized learning experience and move beyond syntax and the shiny new tech.
All Developers Welcome!
There is no gatekeeping in our community. If you have written code, you are a developer — no matter what language, how many lines, or for how long.
Whether you prefer Windows or Mac, front-end or back-end, tabs or spaces, you are a real developer and we want you to join us. Regardless of your background, we offer technical mentorship to help support you in your development career.
Why Inclusion Matters
We actively encourage bootcamp grads, self-taught devs, and career switchers to join us. Bootcamp grads are more representative of people who use the software we build.
graduation rate increase for bootcamps from 2017 to 2018. Rates at four-year computer science programs increased 17.3% from 2016 to 2017.
of bootcamp grads are women or non-binary. Four-year computer science programs see graduation rates of just 19% for women.
of bootcamp grads are Black or Latinx while only 10.6% of computer science degrees are awarded to members of these groups.
Recent Blog Posts
Our Madison chapter's sponsor for their 3rd event was CUNA Mutual Group. This post recaps what our pairs worked on, how unique our events are in meeting our Mentees' needs and how rewarding the experience can be for Mentors.
Jan 9, 2019
For this month's event, we had a series of lightning talks around the theme of "Your first developer job." This post recaps the night with links to the video for each talk.
Jan 2, 2019
We've finalized the schedule for January 8th's lightning talk event.