Code Like a Girl

Free beginner coding classes *by and for* women in Central New York.


Our next class for new members will be Saturday, April 15, 2017: Intro to Java! To join this class:

Also in CNY: Women in Coding

Women in Coding is another great organization that provides coding classes for women (and men!) in CNY. They're holding a Version Control with Git and Github class on Wednesday 4/12 -- learn more on the Women in Coding website.

Hack Upstate IX: April 8-9, 2017

Join Code Like a Girl and other Upstate NY innovation enthusiasts at Hack Upstate! You do NOT have to be a professional "techie" to attend and contribute to hackathons. This semi-annual regional hackathon encourages and celebrates using technology and working together to make a difference in the community. Seriously, all the participants are incredibly kind, welcoming, and supportive – it's a blast.


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Subscribe to our Google Group to hear about and attend classes. Please mention this page in your membership request.

About us

Code Like a Girl was inspired by (but not affiliated with) Hear Me Code. We are focused on teaching Python for now, but may expand to other languages in the future.

Our students include people with no prior programming experience and people with skills in other languages. The group and classes are free and open to all who identify as women and want to learn to code.

Young adults/teens may attend classes, too, but we ask that they be referred by an adult CLG member. (Recommended minimum age is 16, but if the referring adult believes the teen can be successful in a class of adults, we will trust their judgement.)

Lessons are held once a month on weekends, right here in Syracuse.

Thank you to The Tech Garden!

Thank you to our host and partner, The Tech Garden, for donating space for CLG lessons! To learn more about The Tech Garden and other events at their fabulous location in downtown Syracuse, visit The Tech Garden website.


You can send us a message using the Google Group Contact Owner form, or directly via email, or reach out to the group manager, Alison, on Twitter.