About Write/Speak/Code

Today

Write/Speak/Code is on a mission to empower women software developers to become thought leaders, conference speakers, and open source contributors We run conferences, meetups, and events across the US.

Write/Speak/Code incorporated as a non-profit in 2016 and is working to get 501(c)3 tax exempt status. Additionally, we formed a Board of Directors to oversee the organization and its mission.

2016-2017 Board Members:

The board works with chapter leaders to encourage and empower the Write/Speak/Code community.

The Beginning

Write/Speak/Code came about after a late night email Rebecca Miller-Webster sent to Chrys Wu, Rachel Ober, and Vanessa Hurst among others. Rebecca was inspired by taking the core seminar from The Op-Ed Project and seeing Zach Holman give his talk Open Source Misfeasance.

While there are many systemic reasons for women's lack of participation in writing and speaking about code and contributing to open source, we felt we could attack the personal reasons women had for not writing, speaking, and coding — I'm not an expert, What would I talk about?, Everyone already knows about that — and change the world!

The first Write/Speak/Code conference in 2013 was made possible by the hard work and care of: