April 6 - 8, 2018 | Denver, CO

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Ladycoders 2018 Conference Highlights

About

The LadyCoders conference is a two and a half day gathering dedicated to empowering women and non-binary technologists to take their tech career to the highest possible levels.

LadyCoders is designed to provide the underrepresented in technology tangible, real-world advice to advance their careers at all stages and overcome the obstacles they face in the tech industry.

Equili (formerly LadyCoders Productions) conceived of, organized, corralled, planned, promoted and delivered this same 2 day career conference from scratch 4 years ago and is bringing it back in 2018.

Mission

To help women and non-binary technologists who are on the frontlines of tech’s diversity and inclusion problem thrive in their careers and stay in the industry.

Why

Women leave tech at high rates. The LadyCoders Conference addresses this leaky faucet problem at tech companies and is designed to increase their retention of top diverse talent.
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The key takeaways from the conference are:

  • How to be in the driver’s seat of your career.
  • How to have the hard discussions: Ask for a raise, maternity leave, intellectual property rights, etc.
  • How to have the harder discussions — being the squeaky wheel when disenfranchised at the office, reporting abuse, reporting harassment.
  • How to negotiate an offer or a raise.
  • How to ace any technical interview.
  • How to navigate the different hiring platforms for top companies.

During the conference attendees will:

  • Analyze their current career trajectory.
  • Be mentored by Senior Female Developers.
  • Ask Senior Male Developers the hard questions.
  • Experience mock technical interviews with hiring managers from leading tech companies.
  • Gather advice from recruiters and hiring managers.
  • Acquire new perspectives from women at the top of their field sharing their career paths.
  • Connect with a tribe of amazing technologists who are facing the same struggles.
  • Build confidence and learn how to stop taking themselves out of the game when they feel like an imposter.

Speakers

We are actively booking speakers and will make announcements soon. You can check back here or stay up to date through our email newsletters. You can sign-up for the newsletter below. Our current speakers include:

At the past LadyCoders conference speakers included the CTO for the State of Colorado, engineers from Google, Twitter and Spotify as well as the Co-Founder of Girl Develop It and numerous female executives at the top of their field offering tangible advice for improving their careers. Click here to read first-hand the impact of LadyCoders Boulder had on the career of a software developer.

Sponsorship Removes All Barriers

Equili (the organizer) does not believe in charging for attendance. Instead, we strive to remove all barriers to access by asking the tech community to underwrite the registration fees through sponsorship. Women and non-binary technologists tend to be the “only” or one of the few in their departments. This event is designed to be a place where these technologists find their tribe, connect with their community and walk away with knowledge and action to thrive in their careers.

To learn more about Sponsorship, please visit our sponsorship page.

Registration

Registration is now open and free for all attendees.

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FREE On-site Childcare

We want this conference to be completely inclusive of everyone, including parents. And let’s face it, finding childcare for an entire weekend sounds daunting. Collab & Play is offering their childcare services for FREE for the entire weekend. You heard us correct. They will be on-site so you can stop in to nurse or check on your kids (ages 3 months – 12 years) throughout the weekend.

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Inclusion Policy

LadyCoders, the name of the conference, makes a gender delineation. The conference will not. If you identify as a woman or as non-binary on the date you register we welcome your attendance and look forward to having you. Our mission is to #ChangeTheRatio and help the underrepresented in technology.

Men are welcome to attend as an ally at one of our mentoring sessions. If you would like to be a male ally at the LadyCoders Conference, please sign-up here.