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EVERYONE, please join us for #SheCoded 2018!

Jess Lee (she/her)
Updated on ・2 min read

International Women's Day is next week and we want to celebrate the heck out of it.

One of my favorite moments with The DEV Community was our 2017 International Women's Day celebration. "Nevertheless, She Coded" brought women and non-binary folks who wished to participate together to share their coding journey. This year, we'd like to continue building on #shecoded and tell more amazing stories.

Since Press For Progress is the official 2018 theme for IWD, we're excited to celebrate women and non-binary people's bragging rights in software development and gather advice for allies to take action. For those of you who participated last year, we encourage you to submit another post. And if you're new to the celebration, we welcome you to contribute to the collective.

On Thursday March 8th, we'll be boosting your stories all over dev.to and across our social channels.

Here's how you can get started RIGHT NOW:

For Allies:

  • Forward this to all the women and non-binary devs in your life. Encourage them to share their story. The more women who share, the more powerful this will be.
  • Read the stories!
  • Leave some love (comments and hearts and unicorns and retweets!) ❤️🦄

For Women and Non-binary folks:

  • Visit dev.to/new/shecoded
  • You'll see a template with some suggestions. This is only meant to get your ideas going, so please feel free to write your own narrative!
  • Your post can be of any length or format. I've also left some additional ideas below for inspiration.
  • PUBLISH THE POST 😊

✨Additional topics for inspiration✨

  • I'm an expert at...

  • I'm currently hacking on...

  • I'm excited about...

  • I recently overcame...

  • I want to brag about...

  • I want to show off...

  • I began/continue to code because...

  • I look up to...

  • I deserve credit for...

  • My advice for allies to support women and non-binary folks who code is..

  • My advice for other women and non-binary folks who code is...

Thank you all for being part of the community. We can't wait to read your stories.

Discussion (20)

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Christian Vasquez

I <3 this!

I remember I joined shortly before the last #SheCoded and my sleeping scheduled got messed up because I wouldn't stop reading everyone's stories. Can't wait to see more of it this year :)

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Liz Rodriguez

This will be amazing! I can't wait to read everyone's stories!

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Maurice Hayward

excited

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Pabi Moloi, but Forbes

Drafting my post :)

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Elena

I wrote this:
dev.to/ice_lenor/nevertheless-elen...

Bragging feels good actually :))

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Ben Halpern

Heck yeah!

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Sarah Dutkiewicz

I'm now reading last year's stuff. I've also tweeted about this to some of my female and non-binary dev friends, as there are a group of us together this week for the Microsoft MVP Summit. And we'll spread the word to get more visibility as well - and hopefully they'll share their stories too. Thanks for sending this to me!

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Klaudia

YEEEES! Cannot wait to read the stories!

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Lavinia

This is so good! I'm going to write a draft for my post!

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Ali Spittel

Should we mark these as published now or wait until Thursday? So excited about this!

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Jess Lee (she/her) Author

You can publish now! We just won't feature them until Thursday :)

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Miguel Soares

How amazing! <3

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Jennifer Georgevich

Hi! This is cool and I'm looking forward to reading people's stories. I do have a question though:

If I share my story as a non-binary person, is there a hashtag without a gendered pronoun I can use instead or in addition to #shecoded? I'd love to support this, but saying "she coded" about myself feels very strange when I don't use that pronoun...

Or if shecoded is actually intended only for use by women, that's fine too and I'll happily retweet those stories without sharing my own! Please advise.

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Jess Lee (she/her) Author

Hi! We've made #TheyCoded a supported tag in this campaign. A number of non-binary folks had expressed interest in #SheCoded but we should have done a better job making it clear that this was a valid tag in the celebration. Here's the template: dev.to/new/theycoded

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Jennifer Georgevich

Great, thank you!!

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Aga Zaboklicka
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Amara Graham

Just posted mine! Now I'm reading everyone's amazing posts in the tags. So inspired!!

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catrina

always feel like the "oldie" in this, but loved reading you guys and finally fessed up and gave my story: dev.to/catriname/shes-already-codi... #shecoded

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Jaime Trejo

Can't wait to read some amazing stories!

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Akanksha Sharma

Just published my post dev.to/akanksha_9560/nevertheless-...