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March 28, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


According to a Department of Labor Current Population Survey, only 34% of all web developers are women. It’s time to change those statistics. Entry level junior developers earn an average of $50,000-70,000 per year, and often have flexibility to work from home. We want women all over the world to take advantage of these industry benefits.

In an effort to get more women interested in coding and empowered to pursue the work they love General Assembly is partnering with several organizations to host a night of coding and fellowship. Come hear a quick panel of a few of our favorite female developers tell how they got in the industry, what the day to day looks like, which language to learn and then try your hand at writing your first line of code! Do you have what it takes? We think you do!

About the Mentors

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Computer Science Instructor at The Latin School of Chicago; Python Mentor at ChiPy Chicago

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Operations/Culinary Product DesignerHome Chef

Gaby is an Operations Product Designer at Home Chef, previously a front-end developer at Razorfish. She got degrees in Industrial Engineering and in Manufacturing Design from Northwestern and worked for several years in manufacturing and innovation at ITW before learning to code in WDI. Gaby is passionate about using tech to solve meaningful, complex problems to achieve equality for women. Skills from WDI have helped her start several side projects with fellow GA alum, most notably and a fertility tracking device.

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Software EngineerEnova International

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Web Producer + ArchivistRenegade Craft Fair

Ogechi is the Web Producer + Archivist for Renegade Craft Fair. She is also the maker behind Eye of The Sun, a leather goods company here in Chicago.

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Lead Mobile DeveloperSpotHero

Ellen Shapiro is the Lead Mobile Developer for SpotHero and former Director of iOS Engineering at Vokal in Chicago, IL. She also builds Android apps and runs the Chicago AndroidListener meetup. She works in her spare time to bring leading songwriting application Hum to life, and writes iOS tutorials for


March 28, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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General Assembly


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