Spring 2012 Systers Pass-It-On Award Winners
Bringing the Boston Python Workshops for women to 2 new cities in the US
The Boston Python Workshop is a wildly successful programming outreach pipeline for women that has brought over 300 women into the local programming community and boosted representation by women at local Python user group events from 2% to 15% in the last 18 months. The Workshop is also a platform for dozens of women programmers to take leadership and teaching roles in the Python community, and to inspire other programming user groups to run diversity outreach events.
Through a grant from the Python Software Foundation, the Workshop has hit the road to help Python user groups bootstrap introductory programming events for women in Philadelphia, Indianapolis, and Washington D.C. This Systers Pass-It-On grant will send experienced Boston Python Workshop mentors to help kickstart workshops in 2 new cities in the United States.