Code Like a Girl is an organisation dedicated to providing girls with the tools, knowledge and support to enter and flourish in the world of coding.
We run a series of tech-focused events and workshops around Australia; bringing together local talents and like-minded girls who are passionate about coding and technology to learn, connect and celebrate each other's achievements. Through our initiative, we hope to spark change in the tech community; inspiring new generations of girls to acquire coding as a skill and encourage more women to step into leadership roles within the industry.
Overall it's about coming together, making new coding sisters and being there to support one another, help build each others confidence in what can sometimes be a daunting industry to work in.
Thanks to the generous support of partners and sponsors, most of our events are free of charge and open to anyone. Come along to the next one!
Why 'Code Like a Girl'?
Coding is one of the most important and in-demand skills to have and there is a significant talent drought to meet the demand in the industry. Women account for less than a fifth of the IT workforce in Australia, and sadly, we believe there aren't enough female role models in the tech industry. Culture, stereotypes and unconscious bias all play a role in this shortage of woman. Code Like a Girl wants to help more women and girls feel inspired to get into coding and be more involved in the creation and development of tech, because we know groups with greater diversity solve complex problems better and faster!