This year at TrailheaDX, I had the honor of bumping into Jessica Murphy and Rachel Watson at lunch!
Both are admin-turned-developers in the Salesforce world, and both dream of helping support and inspire other women in this space too. Thus, the Women Who Dev Online User Group was born.
They told me they wanted to start an online community for women developers so that it was easily accessible and they could serve women who might not have a similar community locally.
Needless to say I was floored by their passion to help others find success through code!!!!!
Anyway, if you’re a woman and you’re on this site, you’d probably love this group.
Their next meeting is on Thursday, August 3rd at 5PM PST. Join them and tell them I sent ya!
Check out the Women Who Dev User Group Twitter account too!
Our next meeting is Thursday, August 3 at 5pm PST. Join us! Stay tuned for more details. https://t.co/0kQYMN4PBf 😀 #wwdug #Salesforce #Ohana
— Women Who Dev UG (@WWDUG) July 8, 2017
P.S. tell Jessica and Rachel that I sent ya!
Hi, this is an awesome initiative and will definitely help empower women in the IT sector. Great work! Appreciate the effort!
Women Who Dev.. that’s discriminatory/ sexist
I don’t blame you for this comment as I’ve sometimes felt similarly in the past, to be 100% honest.
Over the past few years I’ve seen and been involved first hand with initiatives like these, and the transformation and learning that goes on is undeniably incredible. Life-changing outcomes here!
Try volunteering for one of these programs and it might give you a new perspective on things – it did for me. I think you’ll find that they’re far from discriminatory but I respect your opinion either way!
At the end of the day you have to respect and admire someone for going out of their way to help others out – the world is tough enough as it is!
Women in tech/IT is still at a low. I think for some women, myself included, it can be intimidating to go into a male dominated focus, especially when your knowledge and/or skill is low. This community allows women to find a comfortable way in to the field, allowing them to grow their knowledge and skills, thereby giving them the confidence to join the wider tech/IT community.
I think this is a great idea!