Girl Develop It (GDI) is a not-for-profit organization with chapters around the world, dedicated to providing affordable and accessible instruction and mentorship to women interested in software development.
Upcoming GDI Detroit events at Atomic Object include:
Bringing GDI to Detroit
GDI Detroit was founded and is organized by Erika Carlson, now a software developer at Detroit Labs, and Michelle Srbinovich, Digital Director and current interim co-general manager at WDET radio.
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On the weekend of March 22-23, a group of educators, their students, and industry professionals came together at Calvin College’s Prince Center for the Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing or MICWIC. Along with my colleague Carl Erickson, I had the privilege of attending this event and getting to know some of the best and brightest new minds studying computing in the state of Michigan. Read more on Atomic Object at the Michigan Celebration of Women in Computing…
As I continue to develop in my career, I also enjoy regularly taking time out to connect with, mentor, and be inspired by the next generation of software professionals.
Speaking to college classes and student groups is always a great experience, worth the time and effort spent. Students represent the future of our industry, and I always leave these meetings feeling excited by the talent and enthusiasm they exhibit in the questions they ask and the perspective they share.
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This past weekend, we held our first BitCamp in six years at our new Detroit office. We had 14 young women, ages 12 and 13, join us for a whole Saturday to learn the basics of computer coding. The girls were bright, funny, shy, awkward, loud, mute, and everything in between, a myriad of middle school personas. I came away thoroughly impressed by these young women, their skills, and their drive to absorb the information surrounding them. But in the end, I was most impressed by the support of their parents.
Read more on Go Thank Your Parents…
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The Gender Gap in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) fields and in Silicon Valley is a hot topic right now. We hear the same questions over and over, from many different directions:
- What are the causes of this phenomenon?
- What are the solutions?
- Is it even something we ought to be concerned about? (I won’t dignify that last one with an answer.)
Read more on Women and the Software Industry: The Truth about Stereotypes, Retention, and the Gender Gap…
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