Girl Develop It is an international organization, certified by the Board of Education, that exists to provide affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software development through mentorship and hands-on instruction.
Our vision is to create a network of empowered women who feel confident in their abilities to code and build beautiful web and mobile applications. By teaching women around the world from diverse backgrounds to learn software development, we can help women improve their careers and confidence in their everyday lives.
We are committed to making sure women of all ages, races, education levels, income, and upbringing can build confidence in their skill set to develop web and mobile applications. Our goal is to provide powerful hands-on programs to women seeking professional help in software development and create basic to advanced web and mobile applications
Your Amazing Support
Thank you for supporting Girl Develop It on our mission to make software development easy, affordable and accessible to all women. Your contribution helps us expand our mission to create great programs and opportunities for women learning to code. We are in the final stages of completing our 501(c)(3) status through the Internal Revenue Service.
Sara Chipps - Co-Founder
Sara is the CTO of
where she focuses on developer happiness as a metric for success. In 2010, she cofounded Girl Develop It because she thinks that the development community could use a few more ladies.
Sara blogs at
Vanessa Hurst - Co-Founder
believes every person should be empowered to use technology to make the world a better place. She started Girl Develop It to provide judgment-free learning opportunities with a focus on results, and to support women teaching and learning from one another. She’s a lifetime Girl Scout, a teacher, and a passionate supporter of open source software.
Vanessa is currently building
to help people improve their software skills while improving the world. She also founded and organizes
Developers for Good
to connect technologists who want to use their skills to make an impact with organizations that need help.
Previously, Vanessa led the database and analytics efforts at