How This Website Is Breaking the “Brogrammer” Stereotype
The hashtag #ILookLikeanEngineer gave us a real, live look at the diversity within the tech industry, and now a new website, backed by Sheryl Sandberg, is striving to encourage the same motivating show and tell.
Wogrammer.org is a website built by Facebook engineers Erin Summers and Zainab Ghadiyali who wanted to see their peers in programming and beyond get celebrated for their work. Wogrammer is a site where women come to share stories of what they’re building and create solidarity within their community.
Since no movement is complete without a hashtag, women on Twitter are also using #Wogrammer to share their accomplishments in the tech world. Here are some examples to give you major inspo on this Friday.
Proud to build and sell Reifier fuzzy matching engine, my finest piece of engineering so far! #wogrammer— Sonal Goyal (@Sonal Goyal)1440598977.0
I am an advocate for minorities in tech & I am building my knowledge learning C/C++ at @USC. Happy 1yr, #wogrammer ! http://t.co/KAHc7WAduz— ilo (nah) (@ilo (nah))1440457587.0
I've created great developer minds teaching how 2 build on @salesforce platform.I mentor young girls in tech 2.I'm a #wogrammer! Happy 1 yr!— Leah McGowen-Hare (@Leah McGowen-Hare)1440478687.0
I help build communities! I'm a mentor for @square code camp + girls who code. I'm very involved with square womeng group. #wogrammer— Alyssa Pohahau (@Alyssa Pohahau)1440457089.0
Make sure to follow #Wogrammer to read their super empowering content or share a story of your own. For more tips on how to break into tech, check out our coding articles and get out there and slay it, queens!
What woman in tech inspires you? Tell us in the comments!
(Photos via Wogrammer)