Ladies Who Code is no more

After almost five years it’s time to bid a fond farewell to Ladies Who Code.

Why? No! Say it ain’t so!

Ladies Who Code was founded in May, 2011 but with the passing of time, our community has grown and the needs of our membership has changed.

My co-founder and I, along with our founding partner Mint Digital decided that to fully meet the needs of our members in Europe and the US, two new autonomous organisations should be formed.

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The European chapters will now become Ladies of Code and will be led by the former Ladies Who Code Europe team.

Credit: Ines Teles

What does it all mean?

It’ll be business as usual for our European chapters as we continue with our thought provoking monthly speaker nights and community hack evenings but we’re also making some very special plans for 2016:

  1. New chapter launches. We’ll be launching more chapters across Europe and making it possible for you to launch your own chapter with our support.
  2. Conference. We’ll be running a one day, one track Ladies of Code conference in London in the winter months featuring some of the most brilliant developers in the world. More information coming soon!
  3. Youtube. We’ll be interviewing inspirational Ladies Of Code across the globe and broadcasting talks from our speaker series and conference. You can subscribe to our channel now.
  4. Website. We’ll be developing a new website and inviting you to get involved via Github.

5. Scholarships. After a successful pilot scheme in 2015, we’ll be launching more conference, speaking and training scholarships.

There will be more announcements in the coming weeks. Make sure you don’t miss them by subscribing to our newsletter.

Credit: Ines Teles

I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported Ladies Who Code since early 2011.

At the helm has been a dedicated group of volunteers who plan and produce incredible monthly events and care passionately about our community; enthusiastic sponsors who donate amazing spaces and food to fuel us, our brilliant community partners who continue to educate and inspire and countless advocates who champion women developers to ensure that the future is exciting for communities like ours.

Credit: Ines Teles

We’re all very excited and can’t wait to get started! If you’d like to get in touch then please send an email to hello@ladiesofcode.com or for the latest news follow us on Twitter @ladiesofcode.

Let’s do this!

Angie.

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