Ada is a long-term females-only developer academy lasting a full year. The first six months take place in a full-time classroom setting, while the latter six months involve on-the-ground training.
All chapters teach the core courses at minimum, but at many GDI chapters, you can also find additional courses on widely varying topics like Sass, content strategy, and even SEO.
Hackbright Academy is a female-only bootcamp based in San Francisco. They teach Python and have both part-time and full-time offerings. Part-time offerings include front-end web developement and back-end development.
The Ladies Learning code program offers female-identified and male-identified, trans, and non-binary adults hands-on, project-based learning experiences designed to give beginners the skills and confidence they need to become digital creators.
Skillcrush is a tech coding camp and course that aims to teach the basics of front end, UX design, web design, marketing and many other useful skills to prepare users for careers in software and web development.
PyLadies is an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community.
UK-based Codebar offers free weekly coding workshops for those under-represented in the tech industry-catering primarily towards women and LGBTQ communities. Their London and Brighton events typically gather 20-30 women per week to engage in free coding sessions.
As the name refelcts, Rails Girls is a Ruby-on-Rails specific workshop. Their gatherings generally last one or two days. Boys can attend, but must accompany a girl. (Also, girls are given first priority when registering.)
Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12, through early college, grammar, science, history, AP, SAT, and more. It’s all free for learners and teachers.
Code first girls are dedicated to transforming tech by providing the skills, space and inspiration for women to become kick-ass developers and future leaders. Launched in 2015, they have taught an excess of 17k women so far how to code, for free and connected them with 50+ employers.
They’re currently offering 2 courses, one for women looking to get started in coding and one for women who are currently in the field.
“The Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy is an immersive software engineering course for women with no upfront tuition cost.” – Grace Hopper Fullstack Academy
23 Code Street was created with the intent of helping generate a more diverse tech industry. They provide educational courses that help kick-off women’s careers or help them advance in their current role. Located in London, this coding camp is opening the door for women to learn and grow in the tech community.
Technology Goddesses was founded by Bay Area software engineer Cora Carmody in 2002, and has comingled arts & crafts and outdoor skills with software, robotics and other tech-related pursuits, in order to offer a well-rounded training experience that can come in useful in any situation.
Mother Coders is helping mothers break into the tech world. They offer a part-time, 9-week technology training program which provides women with kids the opportunity to learn and develop new skills to break into the fastest-growing employment sector. They also provide on-site childcare for the mothers taking their course.
Founded in 2018 as an educational event series for women interested in learning how to code. They provide monthly events in NYC throughout the year to build coding skills and network. They provide engaging classes taught by diverse tech professionals that allow for an inviting and collaborative learning experience. Your bring your laptop & they’ll bring the coffee!
Chick Tech was founded in 2012 to egnage women and girls of all ages in the technology industry while working to create a better technology culture for all.
They facilitate hands-on technological events and programs to support women and girls. They are a national organization that hosts tech programs and events, serving tens of thousands of girls and women.
Hear Me Code offers free, beginner-friendly coding classes for women in the DC area. Their curriculum focuses on practical applications to real-world programming, in addition to lessons geared more towards self-directed study. They offer a vibrant, supportive community in order to foster learning for women.
Alexa Cafe was inspired by ID Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi. The all-girls program is for girls ages 10-15 years old and blends tech, entreprenuership and social impact. It gives girls the opportunity to partake in a variety of different activities coding, designing mobile games or discovering AI.
Free Code Camp allows you to learn and develop your software developing skills through their free certification courses. Their curriculum provides thousands of hours of hands-on programming practice. If you are a beginner, start at the beginning and work your way through all of these great courses!