One of the great things about being a software engineer is the kind of opportunities my skills afford me. I get to work on exciting projects like creating Articulate’s community platform—projects that help people and make a big impact. I want more women to have access to these types of opportunities. That’s why I’m a passionate advocate and volunteer for Girl Develop It, a fantastic organization that connects women with educational programs in software engineering and computer science.
Through in-person classes and community support, Girl Develop It, or GDI, helps women of diverse backgrounds achieve their technology goals and build confidence in their careers and their everyday lives. And that’s why I’m so excited to announce that Articulate is a Community Partner to GDI for the second year in a row. Articulate’s sponsorship will support both the national organization and my local Ann Arbor chapter, where I’m a proud volunteer and organizer. In combination with Articulate’s sponsorship of Rails Girls Summer of Code, these investments reflect our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive tech culture.
I love seeing the impact of GDI’s work in my community. We’ve offered tons of workshops, scholarships, career events, and user group meetings. And we’ve got lots of amazing stuff planned for 2016, such as more in-depth panel discussions, fresh workshop topics, and some great networking opportunities.