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GDI-logoGirl Develop It (GDI) specializes in offering introductory programming lessons to women, but all are welcome to attend, so long as you abide by the GDI Code of Conduct.

Natalie-headshotMy BFF, Natalie MacLees, is the co-founder and teacher for the LA Chapter of GDI, where I have started teaching. This month, I am teaching an Introduction to PHP and MySQL. Next month, I will be teaching an Intro to HTML and CSS, which starts March 14. There are only 5 spots left right now, as GDI limits their class size to 20 so that everyone gets enough personalized attention in class. :)

GDI is awesome because if you are looking for work or going through financial hardship, you can apply for a scholarship. There are even loaner laptops that can be arranged for use in the class. Check out the upcoming classes according to location, which are spread out across the entire United States.

natalie-speakingIf you already know HTML and CSS and want to kick it up a notch, I highly recommend learning Javascript and jQuery. It just so happens that Natalie, the author of the popular book, “jQuery for Designers“, herself (!), is going to be teaching this class at a very affordable price this weekend! Natalie is also my favorite female speaker/teacher, so I will be taking this class as well, here is the url to register if you would like to join: http://www.meetup.com/Girl-Develop-It-Los-Angeles/events/219296901/

Now is totally time to learn something awesome, so why don’t you get on that? :)


“Empowering Women in WordPress” on WDS by Suzette Franck

Check out the below article I wrote for the WebDevStudios.com blog… and also Suzette Franck team page to view all the articles I have written for WDS.

When I was just a little girl, I asked my mother, “What will I be?”

I used to think that the only jobs for women included only nursing, teaching, or being a mother. I had no clue that there would be something called the Internet, and that I would be making websites for it and teaching others how to code. Since its inception, the technology fields have always been under-represented by women, and there is a lack of positive female role models in the computer and IT Industry as a whole. One place where the balance is more equal is within the WordPress Community…

Read full article at the WebDevStudios.com/blog