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Whether you're starting out and want to get a first taste of programming, looking to connect with other women in science and technology, or want to be inspired by the amazing work being done by women, check out these resources.

Women are under-represented within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, and CodeProject wants to do its part in turning that around. We love IT and programming here: technology pros are in demand, and it's often a lucrative, challenging and innovative field to work in. Plus, coding is fun!

Whether you're starting out and want to get a first taste of programming, looking to connect with other women in science and technology, or want to be inspired by the amazing work being done by women, check out these resources.

Know of something we've overlooked? Post a message in the comments and let us know. We'll keep updating this list.

Coder Interviews With ...

Our Coder Interview with... series of articles puts the spotlight on individual programmers both within the Code Project community and beyond. Here we'll focus on the women we've talked to so far.

Learn and Connect

If you want to get involved, whether as a student or a teacher, here are some groups teaching a new generation of women to code and providing support and inspiration for women in the developer community.

  • Girl Develop It - Empowering women of diverse backgrounds from around the world to learn how to develop software via classes, a supportive community and online learning resources.
  • Ladies Learning Code - A women-run not-for-profit group working to empower everyone to feel comfortable learning beginner-friendly technical skills in a social, collaborative way.
  • Web Start Women - Cultivating open, supportive, intimidation-free environments where women and girls of all ages can learn, build and code together.
  • DevChix - An international group of female programmers. Connecting women in technology.
  • Black Girls Code - Increasing the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls to become builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.
  • Fembot Collective - News, opinion, publications and information about feminism, new media, science and technology. Home of Ada magazine.
  • National Center for Women & Information Technology - A community of more than 300 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase women's participation in technology and computing.
  • Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology - Developing tools and programs designed to help increase the impact of women on all aspects of technology, and increase the positive impact of technology on the world’s women. Home of the ...
  • Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing - Celebrating the contributions of Grace Hopper, the largest technical conference for women in computing and results in collaborative proposals, networking and mentoring for junior women and increased visibility for the contributions of women in computing.
  • Women 2.0 - A media company offering content, community and conferences for women innovators in technology with a mission to increase the number of female founders of technology startups.
  • Dames Making Games - A non-profit, educational feminist organization dedicated to supporting women interested in creating games.

Resources and Information

What contributions are women making in science and technology? Here's a brief list of articles and sites where you can learn about the history of women in science and computing and what women are working on today. Know your roots!

Professional Organizations

These groups provide worldwide support for women in science and technology. From educational scholarships to professional networking, these organizations will help you take your work to the next level and show off the results.

  • ACM Women in Computing - Supports, celebrates, and advocates internationally for the full engagement of women in all aspects of the computing field, providing a wide range of programs and services to ACM members and working in the larger community to advance the contributions of technical women.
  • Women In Technology - A professional association for women in the technology industry, offering a broad range of support, programs and resources to advance women in technology from the classroom to the boardroom.
  • WITI - Women In Technology International - A global organization committed to empowering women by providing access to - and support from - other professional women working in all sectors of technology. Home of the WITI - Hall of Fame, celebrating the contributions of women in all areas of technology.
  • The Society of Women Engineers - The first society dedicated to the advancement of women in all areas of engineering, including electronics and computer sciences.
  • Association for Women in Science - Another professional organization making science a better place for women and advocating for the interests of women in science and technology. The site includes an extensive guide to STEM Disciplinary Societies and Outside Resources.
  • AAS Committee on the Status of Women - A group of American Astronomical Society members working to improve the status of women in astronomy and encourage their entry into the field.
  • US National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE - Providing grants to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.

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Terrence Dorsey
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Terrence Dorsey is a technical writer, editor and content strategist specializing in technology and software development. He is currently a Senior Technical Writer at ESPN working on data & architecture API services. He previously was Director of Content Development at CodeProject and Senior Editor of MSDN Magazine and TechNet Magazine. His writing has appeared in MSDN Magazine, Application Development Trends and Redmond Magazine.
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