ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated one million computer programming jobs will go unfilled by 2020.
LaunchCoder Girl, a nonprofit founded by the creator of Square, created an all-female coding group to help women gain a foothold in the male-dominated technology field.
Rosie Shanley, a CoderGirl alumnus and LaunchCode apprentice at Fusion St. Louis, is talking about a kickoff event January 14 at the Cortex Innovation Center.
CoderGirl is open to women of any skill level or online learning program, as well as women who are looking for a community space in which to work on their own coding projects. There are mentors available at our meetings to assist with specific programming questions and issues, and also serve as a broader network supporting women in technology fields. The only thing you need to participate is a laptop. The group meets weekly from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the CIC through December 2015.