Women Who Code started as a community group in 2011 when a handful of technologists decided they wanted to change the industry experience for women engineers. Since then, it has become a global non-profit organization and the world’s largest and most active community dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. One city at a time, Women Who Code spread around the world, reaching more than 20 countries.
Women Who Code Barcelona was launched in 2016 when local leaders, including Berta Devant, Shannon Sullivan, and Mavi Jimenez stepped up to architect the community. The first event was held on 26 November 2016 at Thoughtworks. Since then, amazing things have happened!
Engineers have had great experiences that helped them level up in their career, like technical workshops and the Women in Tech Picnic.
Industry leaders have shared their expertise, like Valeria Rogatchevskikh, Rocio Ortega, and Elisa de Gregorio who conducted an amazing Android Workshop. Inspirational talks were given by Paula Julve on "How to program and not end up in Jail" [yes, please!] and Marta Moragues on “How does blockchain work?”
Women Who Code leaders have been recognized as industry leaders, and continue to pave the way to a more diverse and inclusive workplace experience for everyone.
WWCode Director Berta Devant spoke about the importance of Women Who Code in Barcelona saying, “it is helping women realize this is a real career path and that they are not alone. There has been an actual community created around the events. Some people even attend without knowing about the subject just to be in our community.”