Laurie Ruettimann talks Girl Develop It

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Earlier this year, a friend of mine told me that he teaches a Girl Develop It class in Cincinnati.

What’s Girl Develop It?

Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development. Through in-person classes and community support, Girl Develop It helps women of diverse backgrounds achieve their technology goals and build confidence in their careers and their everyday lives.

I said, “John, teach me how to code!”

He said, “I live in Cincy, and you live in Raleigh. Take a local class.”

Take a class? What? I don’t know, man. I was worried about going back to school to learn about “the computers,” as my Gramma might say. Beyond feeling ancient and totally unprepared to sit in a classroom for more than a few hours, I worried that I might not understand technical concepts or jargon. I didn’t want to publicly embarrass myself.

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Laurie Ruettimann is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur based in Raleigh, NC. She’s working on her next book about fixing work due out in 2020.