Girl Develop It (GDI)
Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable programs for adult women interested in learning web and software development in a judgment-free environment.
Our vision is to create a network of empowered women who feel confident in their abilities to code and build beautiful web and mobile applications. By teaching women around the world from diverse backgrounds to learn software development, we can help women improve their careers and confidence in their everyday lives.
We are committed to making sure women of all races, education levels, income and upbringing can build confidence in their skill set to develop web and mobile applications. Our goal is to provide powerful hands-on programs to women seeking professional help in software development and create basic to advanced web and mobile applications.
"Girl, Develop It!" began as a call to action for women, by women who were tired of the low representation of women in tech, and wanted to make a difference.
- GDI was founded 2010 in NYC.
- It started with just 1 class.
- The class sold out in 24 hours.
The organization was founded in New York City in 2010 by Vanessa Hurst and Sara Chipps. Today, Girl Develop It chapters are building strong, empowered communities in 53 cities, representing 55,000+ members nationwide who are changing their lives through learning to code with us.
This organization is based in New York, New York, and has a chapter in Philadelphia.