We want to make girls, women and other marginalised gender coders more visible
She Can Code began as an online event run by Code Club Aotearoa in 2018. The event celebrated the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Aotearoa by recognising the girls, women, and other marginalised gender people who write much of our inventive code.
The aim was to get as many girls, woman and omg people coding as possible, even if they had never coded before. We shared stories of the girls, women and omg people already coding in Aotearoa – groups that are often unseen or underrepresented in the tech industry.
Between 19 – 27 May 2018, coders added their location to our She Can Code map of Aotearoa, with a total of 5347 people taking part. The love for She Can Code inspired the Code Club Aotearoa team to turn it into a yearly celebration. You can't be what you can't see, so let's get together to make girls, women and other marginalised gender coders more visible.
She Can Code is an initiative of Digital Future Aotearoa.