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Julia Furst Morgado
Julia Furst Morgado

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Tech communities you should join! (online and in person)

Software development is such a challenging field that it’s almost impossible to succeed in it without having some sort of support system. With the many popular languages, frameworks, tools, and libraries available, having someone who can guide, mentor, and refer you will significantly increase your chances of success in this field.

So I’ve found amazing communities you can join for free, that will help you connect with others who share the same experience, failures, and successes within the industry.

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Community Classroom

Community Classroom is an initiative built to provide free quality education for all.

  • Training
  • Events
  • Mentorship
  • Community —Discord


Open Source community aimed at encouraging and promoting communication, best practices and technical expertise in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

  • Collaboration
  • Community — Discord
  • Projects and discussions on Github
  • Volunteer and put it on your resume & Linkedin


Free coding Bootcamp geared towards training people in tech for high-growth careers as software engineers.

Code and Coffee

A community for developers to grow and make friends, in-person and online.

  • Events
  • Mentorship
  • Community — Discord


The most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code.


CodeBuddies is a global community of amazing people who help each other become better at software development through conversations on Slack and peer-to-peer organized study groups and virtual hangouts.

Cloud Newbies Society

De-mystifying Cloud Computing with beginner-friendly resources and a friendly community of helpful peers and seasoned professionals to help you start your own Cloud Computing journey!


Nonprofit that serves the largest global community of Latinx professionals in tech.

  • Events
  • Job Board
  • Community — Slack channel
  • Volunteering Opportunities


Growing software engineers, one lesson at a time.

  • Education Content
  • Job Board
  • Community — Discord

Tech Jobs for Good

Girl Code

A female / non-binary career-focused online community and consultancy trying to close the gender gap.

  • Events
  • Mentorship
  • Job Board
  • Community — Discord

Ada’s List

Ada’s List is the place for professional women and non-binary people who work in the tech sector to connect, conspire, and take a stand.


A talent marketplace and community for under-supported tech talent.

Baddies in Tech

A community-powered organization that helps women of color break into and belong in tech.

  • Events and Workshops
  • Job Board
  • Community — Discord

Latinas in Tech

A non-profit organization with the aim to connect, support, and empower Latina women working in tech.

  • Events
  • Mentorship
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Job Board
  • Community — Slack channel

Women Who Code

Organization aiming to inspire women to excel in technology careers.

Ladies Get Paid

Ladies Get Paid provides the tools, resources, and community to help women negotiate for equal pay, and power in the workplace.

Moms in Tech Group

A supportive group of moms in tech (at all stages of the journey).


Community of people with disabilities (and the allies who support us), on a mission to amplify disabled voices.

Out in Tech

A non-profit that unites the LGBTQ+ tech community.

LGBTQ in Technology

The LGBTQ in Technology Slack is a space for LGBTQ people in technology to chat and support each other.

For more communities, check out this list from Diversify Tech and this list from TheHiveIndex.

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Top comments (14)

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Michael Tharrington

Such an awesome list! Really appreciate ya sharing, Julia. 🙌

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Andy Delso

This is a great list and I’ll look into some of them!

On a side note, I’m currently growing a small community that focuses on quality engineering but we talk about many things related to software development from professional experience. We like to link up remote workers and promote a positive mental state in all partaking in discussions. Shoot me a message if you are interested.

ivana1991 profile image

Check out – a community for curious developers.
It's the perfect place for web developers of all levels to connect, learn, and collaborate. And, it has the most inspiring and unique story as well! ☺️🐙
invite link:

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Dom | Five.Co

Thanks for sharing, Julia! And Go Bears! 🐻

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Jean-Michel (

Hello @katerinesg Julia's list of resources to build a support network could probably be useful for you!

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Chitransh Kulshrestha • Edited

Check out devbeta an online community where all the developers can come along and share there thoughts and get there doubts solved.
Especially for DevOps and Linux enthusiasts.

PS:- Would be glad if it is added this list.

peterboldex profile image

Great write up.

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Minho Cho

This is a great list! Thanks for making this!

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Yongchang He

Thank you for sharing this!

sadeedpv profile image

This is such an amazing list ♥️♥️

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Marcos Javier Gómez Hollger

Love your posts Julia! Thanks lady for this job. :)

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sami T

thanks for sharing tech jobs for good, haven't seen this site before.

wigzen profile image

i have one suggestion add Team shiksha

joset98 profile image

Thank you, i really need it, blessings 🙌