Greenville, SC - October 1, 2018 - Women Who Code Greenville, a member network of Women Who Code (WWCode) the world’s largest and most active organization supporting career aged women in tech, launched on Ada Lovelace Day in October 2015. WWCode Greenville is celebrating the third anniversary of their launch with special events throughout the month of October.
WWCode Greenville has grown over the past three years and now has over 400 members. Founding director Pamela Wood Browne is excited to announce that the network now has a leadership team with a total of four directors. “In 2018, Tracy Gohs, Emily Wivell and Kara Mansel joined me to form our leadership team. They have all demonstrated their high level of commitment to our network by going through Women Who Code’s process for becoming director-level leaders.”
Tracy Gohs has been a member since January 2016. She joined the leadership team in February of 2018. She’s eager to empower women in the community to excel in their pursuit of tech learning opportunities and technology careers.
Emily Wivell has been a member since January 2016. She joined the leadership team as a director in Spring of 2018. Emily is interested in bringing more tech specific knowledge and learning opportunities to the community along with being a resource for those just getting started. Emily is also a Co-Organizer for PyGvl, the local Python User Group.
Kara Mansel has been a member of WWCode Greenville since the fall of 2016. She joined the leadership team in the spring of 2018 as a Lead, then became a director in Fall 2018. Kara’s goal is to help and encourage women of all skill levels to network in the Greenville tech community, and to be a technical resource and mentor to women who are just starting their coding journeys.
In honor of Women Who Code Greenville’s anniversary, the leadership team has partnered with other tech community organizations for some special events.
October 4th - Featured speaker at the GVL.js meetup on October 4th
October 9th - Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day & our Anniversary with Greenville Python
WWCode Greenville member, Brooke Wing, will be giving the keynote talk about her experience writing a Python script to automate her dashboard creation process.
October 11th - WWCode Greenville co-sponsoring ACM meetup with featured speaker Susan Reiser: “CS, Mechatronics, and Art”.
October 13th - Offering our first workshop: Intro to Git + GitLab.
October 17th - WWCode Greenville will have a table at Tech After Five
October 24th - Intellisoft is hosting our Anniversary Mixer
For more information and to RSVP, go to meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Greenville.
The WWCode Greenville leadership team’s goals include developing study groups, women’s conference and hackathons, and scholarships to continue growing women in the Greenville tech community. If you or your company would like to get involved please reach out to us to find out about partner and sponsor opportunities: email@example.com. Tax deductible donations can be made directly to: opencollective.com/wwcodegreenville.
About Women Who Code
Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members and software engineers. The organization has executed more than 7,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 137,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. Help empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting WWCode.
About Ada Lovelace Day
Ada Lovelace Day, held on the 2nd Tuesday of October, aims to raise the profile of women in STEM by encouraging people around the world to talk about the women whose work they admire. Ada Lovelace is often referred to as “the first computer programmer” and her notes about Charles Babbage’s “Analytical Engine” concept became one of the critical documents to inspire Alan Turing’s work on the first modern computers in the 1940s. More information available at findingada.com.
About Pamela Wood Browne
Pamela Wood Browne, founding director of Women Who Code Greenville, was recognized as one of freeCodeCamp’s 2018 Top Contributors for her work leading the pilot program SC Codes Greenville. She is also co-organizer and a project lead for Code for Greenville, a volunteer group organizing the Greenville technology community around open source civic technology development as part of the Code for America movement of brigades all over the United States. More information about Code for Greenville is available at codeforgreenville.org.