women in tech

Introducing Women Data Scientists DC

Last month, a new meetup group for women data scientists in the DC area was started by Mandi Traud and Jackie Kazil. 

Women Data Scientists DC is a meetup group for women data scientists, women who want to be data scientists, and supporters of women in data science. Their monthly meetings will include presentations by data scientists, networking events, mentoring opportunities, and workshops to learn new data science skills.

Co-founders Jackie Kazil and Mandi Traud launched on July 9th with two members, and by the next day, the group had more than 85 members and growing!

Here's what the co-founders said individually when asked about how and why they decided to start this group. 

October Starts Off Right: A Full Month of Events for Women in Tech

This is a guest post by Shannon Turner, a software developer and founder of Hear Me Code, offering free, beginner-friendly coding classes for women in the DC area. In her spare time she creates projects like Shut That Down and serves as a mentor with Code for Progress. 

Over 200 women were in attendance for the DC Fem Tech Tour de Code Kickoff party held at Google Thursday night.  DC Fem Tech, a collective of over 25 women in tech organizations, collaborates to run events and support the women in DC's tech community.