In this edition of the Community Group Spotlight we are showing off the Seattle PyLadies group. In the tech world there has been a historical lack of representation from several identity groups including women and women identified individuals. There are programs and initiatives at the University of Washington to address this issue and there are a handful of community groups that have been working to bridge the gaps for women in technology, one such group being Seattle PyLadies. Read below for more information on the group and how to get connected with them.
“What we’re about”
Seattle PyLadies is a Python programming group that welcomes ladies (or those who identify themselves as such) from all over the Puget Sound region. PyLadies is an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. Our mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings. PyLadies also aims to provide a friendly support network for women and a bridge to the larger Python world. Anyone with an interest in Python is encouraged to participate!
Men are welcome at our meetup events! We appreciate our PyLaddie allies.
Find us on:
PyLadies Slack (https://slackin.pyladies.com/) #seattle channel
Twitter @PyLadiesSEA (https://twitter.com/PyLadiesSEA)
Seattle PyLadies on Google+ (https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/104023656439207031694/104023656439207031694/posts)
Seattle-PyLadies GitHub (https://github.com/Seattle-PyLadies)
and don’t forget Seattle-PyLadies Facebook! (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Seattle-PyLadies/636187023142380)