CodeChix DBA Thrive-WiSE
CodeChix is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the Education, Advocacy and Mentoring, of women engineers in industry and academia. We aim to increase the number of women engineers in industry through our technical and mentoring/networking programs targeting the severe retention issue in the industry. 50+% of women engineers drop out of the engineering ladder in the first 10 years in industry.
We focus on face-to-face communication and build a community of women supporting each other with their professional development. To do this, we conduct events, participate in competitions as a team, develop open-source projects on our Github repository and actively network to create a foundation for women engineers on the technical ladder in software and hardware. In 2018, we are targeting a 100% increase in attendance for our state-of-the-art, market-leading hyper-technical conference, DevPulseCon, which includes technical talks, safe-space panels and technical workshops. In 2017, DevPulseCon was attended by 200+ women engineers from across the world. DevPulseCon 2018 will be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA in April 20/21, 2018.