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7 Tech Communities You Should Join In London
Calling all London-based Women in Tech
Trust us, You DON’T want to miss out on these tech groups as a woman in tech in the UK
Have you wondered where can you meet like-minded individuals? We’ve put together a list of 8 inspiring groups in London that need to connect with.
Founder: Anna Brailsford
Best for: Beginners
Is the largest provider of free coding courses for women in the UK, having delivered over £60 million worth of free technology education and teaching three times as many women to code as the entire UK university undergraduate system. Their mission is to reduce the gender diversity gap in tech globally by giving more women the opportunity to learn new skills and pursue great careers in tech.
Founder: Alaina Percival
Best for: All levels
It started as a community group in 2011 when a handful of technologists decided they wanted to change the industry experience for women engineers. Since then, one city at a time, Women Who Code spread around the world, reaching more than 20 countries. This global organisation provides mentorship, networking events, and technical workshops to help women in tech succeed.
Founder: Nicki Sprinz
Best for: those working in or around the internet
Ada’s List is a group for women who are committed to changing the technology industry. By women, they mean all women (trans, intersex and cis), all those who experience oppression as women (including non-binary and gender non-conforming people) and all those who identify as women. Based in London, Ada’s List provides a platform for women to network, learn from each other, and find new career opportunities.
Founder: Heidi Harman
Best for: All levels
Was founded when women felt alone at tech conferences and experienced that they would have to wait a lifetime to meet more tech women to discuss code and startups with. It is a non-profit organisation that focuses on promoting women in tech. They organize events, workshops, and conferences for women in tech.
Is a nonprofit do-tank working towards inclusive AI that benefits global society. They are a community-driven initiative bringing empowerment, knowledge and active collaboration via education, research, events, and blogging. They empower women and minorities to become AI & Data experts, innovators and leaders. Plus encourage ethical applications and responsible use of artificial intelligence.
WAI was founded in 2016, what initially started with a small Facebook group has grown into a powerful community in 140 countries.
Is a community for women who are interested in learning how to code. It started as a women in tech blog and has evolved and grown into an active women-in-tech support hub, providing tools and resources for women who are in careers in tech or are considering entering or transitioning into a career in tech.