Building Community with Geekettes
This post is a long time coming and somehow it seems fitting that it will kick off the new www.jennapederson.com. For the last six months, I have been co-leading the Twin Cities Geekettes organization. We strive to get and keep women involved in technology, design, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Over the last year, we have held monthly events that do just this. During and after each event, I am absolutely floored by the amazing support from the tech community here in the Twin Cities. Don't get me wrong... I had no doubts that the people here were awesome, but each event just solidifies it even more.
We have also had support and attendance from other organizations like Girl Develop It Minneapolis, Gr8Ladies, PyLadies Twin Cities, and Girls in Tech MSP. We partnered with Gr8Ladies on a workshop earlier in 2014 and look forward to doing so again in 2015. Our impact on this community multiplies exponentially with these other organizations.
All of this tells me that this community is thirsty for more. People want more involvement, more support, more local talent. They want to build products. They want to build businesses. They want more local investors. They want to learn to code. They want to code. And they want it right here, in the Twin Cities.
We want to keep growing this community. And we need everyone's help.
Keep asking how you can help and then actually follow through on that offer. Keep asking how you can be more involved and then get involved. Keep hosting and attending events like those that the Twin Cities Geekettes, Girl Develop It Minneapolis, Gr8Ladies, PyLadies Twin Cities, and Girls in Tech MSP (and all the other local meetups) hold.
If you are interested in becoming a Geekettes member, checkout our membership page.