Who We Are
This group is hosted by women programmers with the goal to build a welcoming and beginner friendly environment to learn, in order to grow diversity in the programming field.
We embrace the Lambda Jam Conference Diversity Policy. We welcome people of any gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, size, nationality, sexual orientation, ability level, neurotype, religion, elder status, family structure, culture, subculture, political opinion, identity, and self-identification.
This group is hosted by women programmers with the goal to build a welcoming environment to learn and to grow diversity in the programming field.
We have three main goals:
- Connect programmers of diverse backgrounds so we can have friends with whom to attend other programming events in town.
- Facilitate discovery and learning of new tech subjects from a speaker who has spent time studying, compiling, and translating information so a beginner to that topic can understand.
- Provide an encouraging space where people can gain speaking experience, and hopefully go on to speak at local user groups, conferences, etc. thus increasing minority visibility and inspiring other underrepresented people in tech.
Meetups are held on the second Monday each month. Come to code, learn, teach, mentor, and have fun!
We meet on the second Monday of each month at the Nashville Technology Council's Tech Hill Commons space. This venue is located at 500 Interstate Blvd S, Suite 210, Nashville, TN 37210. Directions and parking options are detailed below.
For the latest meeting information, to confirm the next meeting time, and RSVP, please visit our page on Meetup.com
- 5:30-6:00 – arrive, socialize, network, hack
- 6:00-6:15 – introductions, announcements
- 6:15-7:15 – the main event: coding, learning, speaker, Q&A, etc.
- 7:15-7:30 – wrap up
What to Bring
- Although not required, you can bring a laptop, tablet, smartphone, or pen/paper if you would like.
- Questions on any tech topics or careers in tech.
- Any guests who are also interested in learning to code and/or increasing diverse participation in tech.
- Our meeting overlaps with dinner. Feel free to bring a packed meal or pick up something on the way there. We will also have snacks and some beverages.
What to Expect
- Free to attend.
- Free internet.
- Our group has adopted the Recurse Center Environment Rules. We seek to provide an environment of encouragement, openness, and support so all who attend can feel comfortable, welcome, and free to ask questions and grow.
Thanks to the NTC for hosting our group and providing snacks and beverages.
Thanks to Eventbrite for providing space to host our group from 2014-2019.
EBS generously covers our dues, and was our original meeting space.
Thanks to NSS for providing space to host our group from 2013-2014.
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