Are you a woman in Atlanta interested in learning how to code? If so, you should be aware of several great organizations in and around the city that are helping women break into the world of technology. Many offer flexible, affordable, and accessible programs for those who want to develop or fine-tune their coding and programming skills.
In fact, statistics clearly indicate there is an urgent need for grassroots programs to level the playing field for girls and women in the technology sector. According to the White House, women make up only a small percentage of the technology workforce today, but this trend is surely being addressed with the support and expertise from all the great resources listed below.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been researching organizations in Atlanta supporting this particular cause, and I felt it was worthwhile to share my findings with the broader tech community. I hope the information below is helpful, and I would encourage everyone who is in the tech space to become involved with one of these groups, whether as a member, mentor, advocate, or sponsor.
If I left your organization off the list, please reach out to UrbanGeekz at firstname.lastname@example.org, and their team will gladly add your information. We want to help as many women as possible become aware of the opportunities being offered.
As for DigitalCrafts, we offer a $1,000 scholarship to all women who successfully enroll in our 16 Week Immersive Bootcamp. In addition to our scholarship program, we are actively pursuing companies and organizations who would like to sponsor women to enroll and attend our program.
DigitalCrafts is an Accelerated Learning Program (more affectionately known as a “code school” or “coding bootcamp”) headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Our flagship course is a 16 Week Immersive Bootcamp transforming beginners into developers with cutting edge skill sets, polished portfolios, interview training, and on-going career support.