Last Wednesday, Albuquerque was announced as the newest city chapter in the nationwide Girl Develop It program.
Girl Develop It is a non-profit organization that offers a judgment-free zone for women interested in STEM to learn website and software development. Too many women feel uncomfortable or out of place when treading the waters of a STEM career. Girl Develop It will provide a non-judgmental environment for women to learn and feel confident stepping into the male-dominated tech industry. Girl Develop It will deliver affordable, hands-on coding programs for women 18 and older in thanks to a $1000 grant from the CNM STEMulus Center.
Albuquerque was added on August 26, 2015 as the 50th chapter in the nationwide program and will be led by FatPipe ABQ director Lisa Adkins. “This is a prime time to bring in a program like this. There is already lots of interest, with the energy all of us are bringing down to Innovation Central and people thinking with a more entrepreneurial mindset,” says Adkins. “It’s also an opportunity to feed into the CNM STEMulus Center’s Deep Dive Coding Bootcamp programs. Women can get a taste of coding here and then be on the fast-track to learning the skills to begin their coding career there.”
Classes will be held at FatPipe at $14/hour. 11 Online’s own Josh and Eric have officially signed to join as instructors.