As someone who used to work in tech I know for a fact, that women are still in the minority in this industry. Whenever I showed up at a tech event it was easy for everyone to remember me.. I was the only woman there.
This is about to change now with the help of the newly launched Girl Geek Academy:
Five Australian women have launched Girl Geek Academy, a new startup aiming to teach one million women how to build apps and create startups.
It’s their mission to create educational experiences and bring female hackers, hustlers, hipsters and startup enthusiasts together to learn, teach, share, form teams and build the internet.
The team will use workshops, intensive weekends, online courses, hackathons and makerfests so women can both learn and teach, and most importantly get more involved in technology and what it has to offer.
With partners like Google, aduro and 99 designs, and an exciting event calendar ahead I’m sure this first female-founded global learning academy is on to a great start to change the (Melburnian) tech scene and encourage women to join forces and to support each other.
More information on upcoming workshops, meet-ups and news:
Credit: Thanks to Yishan Chan Photography for providing us with pictures from the Girl Geek Academy launch party.