Why the Bmore on Rails Workshop for Women is so important


Authored by: Stephen Babcock, Technical.ly Baltimore

Last Saturday wasn’t the only Saturday that Kareshma Mohanty has spent coding with other women.

A year ago, the project manager at Medical Decision Logic participated in the first Bmore on Rails Workshop for Women to get a better handle on what developers are experiencing.

On Saturday, Feb. 20, Mohanty was back at Betamore for the Workshop for Women’s second edition. This year, she planned to make strides toward finishing the self-paced tutorial, which included this one on Ruby and Rails, review sessions and a few dev talks about core concepts throughout the day.

“I just didn’t accomplish what I wanted to [last year], which is why I’m back this year, to push myself over the edge and get it done,” she said.

Mohanty was joined by more than 75 other women for the all-day session. The prospect of sharing her love of programming and coding with other women was enough to motivate Fractured Atlas developer Natasha Jones to head up organizing the event, which was also supported by Bmore on Rails members and Betamore. But the act of bringing women together and introducing them to coding also has wider implications in an industry that remains male-dominated.

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