Women Who Code Announces Global Tech Conference Series Featuring CONNECT 2018

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02.08.2018

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World’s Largest Women in Software Engineering Nonprofit to Host Events Bringing Together Engineers from Across the Industry for Education and Empowerment. 

San Francisco - February 8th, 2018 — Women Who Code (WWCode), the world’s largest and most active organization working to support the success of women engineers, is proud to announce the WWCode Conference Series, with upcoming dates in San Francisco, Atlanta, and Bangalore. These events will feature industry leaders, keynote speakers, panel discussions and workshops designed to teach, inspire, and help attendees grow in their tech careers. 

WWCode CONNECT 2018 is the first in the series, taking place on April 28th at Twitter HQ in San Francisco. Keynotes, members and Women Who Code Leaders from around the world are expected to fly in to attend and participate, and confirmed speakers include Lili Gangas, Chief Technology Community Officer at Kapor Institute, and Paige Bailey Sr. Cloud Developer Advocate (Machine Learning AI) at Microsoft.


Companies looking to show their support for a more inclusive tech industry have signed on to sponsor WWCode CONNECT including Twitter, Capital One, VMware, Hired, Oracle and ThoughtWorks. This is the fourth year that Women Who Code has hosted CONNECT. Get your ticket here!


In addition to CONNECT 2018, the WWCode Conference Series also includes the second annual WWCode ATL We RISE Conference in Atlanta, GA, which is taking place June 21st - 22nd as well as the second annual WWCode CONNECT India, which is set to take place in Bangalore later this year.

Women Who Code CEO and Board Chair Alaina Percival spoke about the importance of this conference series, “These events epitomize the core values of WWCode. By inviting the best and the brightest minds in the industry, and having them teach, talk, and connect, our hope is to ignite our communities, inspire our members, and demonstrate the inherent and obvious value to innovation that comes from inclusion in the tech industry.”  


Women Who Code recently announced that they had achieved a global membership of 137,000, which represents a 27% increase over their last count of 100,000 in May of 2017. The nonprofit also has Networks located in 60 cities and 20 countries, hosts 1,900 free technical events each year, and has given away more than $2M in scholarships and event tickets. 


About Women Who Code

Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members and software engineers. The organization has executed more than 7,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 137,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. Help empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting WWCode. Learn more at womenwhocode.com.

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