Over the last few years, a project has been underway that invites girls to go the distance when it comes to software development, anything web and smart phone related, and coding, among other tech-driven initiatives. Girl Develop It is a non-profit that strives to give girls opportunities that they might not otherwise have. From game development to developing apps, girls are able to enter into a critical learning environment that will eventually deliver job opportunities in a thriving industry.
Girl Develop It is a local chapter of non-profit that provides affordable programs for adult women interested in learning web and software development in a judgment-free environment.
“Since our founding in 2013 we have grown to over 550 members and hosted 80+ events including classes, lightning talks, happy hours, and networking opportunities,” said Cecelia DeStefano. “Last year we organized Buffalo’s first hackathon for women where 50 women came together to build websites for local non-profit organizations. We grew and learned a lot as an organization since our inception.”
The Girl Develop It national organization, in coordination with The Buffalo chapter, strives to empower women who are interested in entering the tech sector. Via numerous tech programs and classes, participants are able tap into the exact tech industry that they choose, or are able to sample various tech opportunities in order to discover a good fit. The organization also promotes an ongoing event series that includes Code&Coffee meet-ups, Intro to Git & Github, Intro to HTML/CSS, Intro to Web Concepts Workshop, Intro to Python, Intro to Ajax class, mixers, etc.
On Tuesday, March 29, from 6pm – 9pm, Girl Develop It invites you to come celebrate their three year anniversary at the Liazon Offices at 199 Scott Street, Suite 800 in Buffalo. To RSVP for this event please follow this link and let them know you are coming, and any guests you may bring.