It’s 2018, so it’s no wonder that Instagram is developing as a medium. That’s right, it’s no longer exclusively a platform for fashion photos and pet snapshots. Now, it’s a budding community that helps connect women from all industries and backgrounds. That isn’t seen any more clearly than with tech.
Even if you’re not very active on Instagram, you’ll want to follow the ladies leading the way in this field. These women bloggers are using the platform to speak up not only about the hardships they overcame to break their way into the industry but also spread awareness about the latest trends and innovations.
Some are founders of their own companies while others lead in other ways. What they all can agree on is that social media needs more representation from women coders, developer, and tech enthusiasts. Follow these 5 leading ladies below to never miss an updated or motivational post.
BlondieBytes is led by Kathryn Hodge, a programmer known for her in-depth and often hilarious tutorials on Medium. While her Instagram is the best way to find her latest projects, you won’t want to miss her soon to be released podcast which helps make computer science accessible to all. Kathryn is an advocate for clean, effective code and striking design. Follow her Instagram @blondiebytes or visit her Medium blog for creative tutorials like “Taylor Swift, Look What You Made Me Code.”
Tamara Johanna is the current Senior Salesforce Marketing Cloud Campaign Manager at Salesforce. While you might be used to bloggers on Instagram posting endless selfies, you won’t get that from Tamara. She shares her healthy lifestyle as a programmer and advocates for other women in tech to put themselves first. Tamara is an authentic blogger from Australia who’s photos will inspire you to get out there and go for your goals. Follow Tamara at @tamarajohanna_ on Instagram.
Laura Medalia is proof that girls can love girly things and still be kick-butt programmers. She’s a software engineer in NYC who also has built her own business by selling funny tech t-shirts which she rocks with her fashion know-how. Her blog is a source of coder hilarity with posts like tech-themed Halloween costume ideas and other quirky finds. Her Instagram is full of information on the latest development tips like a Linux command cheat sheet to new iOS features. Follow Laura at @codergirl_ on Instagram.
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While this profile isn’t a single blogger, it features the achievements of young women across the world of tech. It’s upbeat, aesthetic, and a great way to fight for diversity in coding. Recently, Made with Code partnered with Teen Vogue to feature even more influencers and game-changers in the world of tech, development, and beyond. Don’t miss this account on Instagram @MadeWithCode.
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Sasha Tran of Sasha Codes is a web developer from Silicon Valley. Her posts on Instagram are as informative as they are gorgeous. She frequently uploads videos showing you her finished products as well as her problem-solving with her development projects. She loves exciting, vibrant color and design, and that’s clear both in her coding skills and her websites. You’ll definitely learn a thing or twelve from her Instagram page. Follow her journey in Silicon Valley at @sasha.codes on Instagram.
Don’t overlook Instagram as a place to discover new women leading the way in tech. These women above are transforming the industry one post at a time, and they’re living proof that there’s no one-size-fits-all with coder girls. Follow them on Instagram to see how they make an impact with their work, and join them in the fight for equality. In the next year or so we can expect to see more influencers making a name for themselves on these social media channels.