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By Code FellowsNovember 8, 2013

We're launching a women-only Ruby on Rails class this summer!

Twenty-five years ago, 42% of software developers were women[1]. Today,that number is around 26%. We are trying to do our part to bring balance to the industry.

Code Fellows is teaming up with mentors from Moz and WhitePages to offer a women-only Ruby on Rails class this summer (July 8-Aug 23).

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The first three weeks will be our Silver Level course, designed to rapidly bring students up to speed on the Ruby, Rails, JavaScript, Git, and other software skills necessary to work with agile development teams. Guest speakers and mentors will be involved to help teach general professional skills as well as code.

The final three weeks, our Gold Level course, will be a more advanced approach to equip students with the necessary skills to be hired at a tech firm. At this level, small projects started at the Silver level will be taken to new heights as real-world problems are addressed.

“Historically women have been an underrepresented demographic our industry, but in recent years I’ve been pleased to see more female participants at technology events and conferences” said Jennifer Chynoweth, Recruiting Evangelist at WhitePages. “More diversity drives more innovation and strengthens the organization, products and solutions. The hope is more women will see the career opportunities our industry provides and discover technology bootcamps as a way to further their technical and professional skills.”

“There are a lot of talented, tech-savvy women in the Seattle area with the potential to be terrific coders,” said 2013 Code Fellows graduate, Karen Keasler. “By offering female-only courses, Code Fellows is not only presenting an amazing opportunity for women to capitalize on their technical abilities and build a better career for themselves - but they’re also helping to bolster the female coding community in Seattle, which is incredibly important to the diversity of the local tech landscape.”

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Our women-only event is generating a lot of excitement in the Seattle tech community. Check out our additional coverage to learn more about this unique opportunity.

[1] amazon.com/Gender-Codes-Women-Leaving-Computing