Windsor Circle is a proud local sponsor of PyLadies RDU! PyLadies is an international mentorship program with a focus on helping young women become active participants and leaders in the Python coding community.
Founded in September, 2014, the local RDU group has approximately 130 Pythonistas. This previous weekend, the ladies took to their keyboards to learn the ins and outs of Django, an application framework written in Python that eases the use of database-driven websites. Caktus Group, a Durham based-firm focused on Django developing, helped facilitate the monthly meeting.
Almost 30 women attended the event, including Windsor Circle’s very own Ruthan Freese. Ruthan studied Music and Religion throughout college, yet always had a keen interest for development and computer science. After pivoting her career a few years ago, Ruthan learned to code and never looked back! Now a Software Engineer at Windsor Circle, Ruthan is passionate about sharing her skills with other women in the RDU community and broadening the base of female engineers. The summer schedule for upcoming PyLadies Meetups can be found here!
PyLadies is just one of the ways Windsor Circle continues to get involved with the local community. Outside of PyLadies, our CEO Matt Williamson attended Black Girls Code in late May. Sponsored by our office space, the American Underground, Black Girls Code is a California based nonprofit that focuses on inspiring technology interests in girls ages seven to 17. With impactful outreach programs making there way to North Carolina, we are excited to make a difference in our local neighborhood!