Our Founder and CEO, Ally Watson OAM is a backend developer by trade and has always loved working in tech. Despite her love for the field, she often experienced first hand the isolation and barriers associated with being a woman in a male-dominated industry.
Founded in 2015, Code Like A Girl began as a way for Ally to meet other women who code. Having moved to Australia from Scotland, Ally wanted to form strong connections and female friendships so she decided to host her own event – one specifically for women in tech. She had no idea that one event would turn into many and become the humble beginnings of Code Like A Girl
Ally and the team at Code Like a Girl believe that no one should miss out on education for any reason – whether socioeconomic or other, which is why Code Like A Girl focuses on making tech accessible, inclusive, open and, most importantly, fun. It helps that the team have a great sense of humour and know that a good breakfast makes for a good day.
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