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Side Projects

Wording of adverts

The whole process

Alternative Conferences


Conferences and Codes of Conduct

Gender Balance, Diversity and Conferences

Organising Conferences

Codes of Conduct

Gender and Equality and Diversity



Implicit Bias



Racism and White Privilege


Good Examples

Improving diversity


Inequality of Pay

Online abuse

GoogleBro - Google Memo August 2017 - James Damore

NY Times Article - Sep 2017


Other organisations

  • CAS #include - computer science for all
    • An organisation focused on increasing diversity in computer science.
    • Primarily focused on students.
    • US based
  • Women in HPC
    • Aims to educate and collaborate with the high-performance computing community.
    • Provides knowledge, fellowship, and support to women and the organisations that employ them.
    • US based
  • Girl Develop It
    • Aims to provide affordable and judgement-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development.
    • US based
  • Women Techmakers
    • A program run by Google to provide visibility, community and resources for women in technology.
    • US based
  • Black Girls Code
    • Aims to increase the number of women of colour in the digital space by empowering girls from 7 to 17.
    • US based
  • C4Q
    • A program for teaching coding and professional skills to adults from diverse and low-income backgrounds
    • US based
  • Code2040
    • An organisation that creates access, awareness, and opportunities for top Black and Latinx engineering talent to ensure their leadership in the innovation economy.
    • US based
  • Project Include
    • Uses data and advocacy to accelerate diversity and inclusion solutions in the tech industry.
    • US based
  • Mother Coders
    • Helps women with kids gain the skills, knowledge, and connections they need to succeed in tech.
    • US based
  • /dev/color
    • Runs a program to help black software engineers grow into industry leaders.
    • US based
  • Moms Can: Code
    • Supports moms interested in learning how to code by offering opportunities to connect with other moms, learning resources, and real life inspiration.
    • US based
  • Tech While Black
    • A professional network for black people in technology.
    • US based
  • CallbackWomen
    • Helps conference organisers to diversify the speakers at their conference.
    • US based
  • Out in Tech
    • Runs events in aid of uniting the LGBTQ+ tech community.
    • Worldwide
  • Lesbians who Tech
    • A community of queer women and allies in or around tech.
    • Worldwide
  • ChickTech
    • Provides resources and community for women in technology, as well as K-12 programs for students
    • US based
  • Ada Developers Academy
    • Seattle-based tuition-free program (classes + paid internship) for women and gender diverse people who want to become software developers
  • Code Club International
    • A worldwide network of volunteer-led coding clubs for children aged 9-13
    • A non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities
    • Worldwide
    • A social enterprise that supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation.
    • Worldwide