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Introducing free memberships for womxn who code

Introducing free community memberships
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In the 3 years that we have been active, we have used the term “members” pretty loosely. This is something we have been working on for quite a while and now we are ready to launch community memberships! 🎉 These memberships are free of charge, but not open to all. After all, we are still a community for womxn who code in Belgium 🇧🇪 .

Looking back at the core elements of our organisation

From early on our goal has been to support, inspire and motivate womxn who code. By launching free memberships, we believe that we can do a better job at reaching these goals.

So far the following initiatives have been taken: 

Most of these initiatives have had a very positive impact on the people we have spoken with so far and so we feel this is a good direction for us to move forward in. Memberships are a part of that direction and they will help us grow our community. 

So what does this membership entail?

As mentioned before, memberships will be free of charge and will contain some extra benefits. 

The benefits we are offering on launch are as follows:

And possibly more can be added in the future with the help of members and volunteers.

*Temporarily postponed due pandemic

Who can apply for a membership?

Becoming a member of the women.code(be) community is open to all womxn who code, who are living in Belgium.

More specifically this means we welcome anyone who is an active programmer. This can be any of the following descriptions we listed:

Apply for membership


What about allies, partners, womxn who don’t code and so on?

We recently conducted an online poll to see wether there was any interest in a public community space. The good news is that 90% of the participants voted yes! 

So in response, we created a public space for everyone who is not eligible for a community membership but still wants to show support or interest in our community. Allies, partners, collaborators, womxn in tech who don’t code or someone looking into transitioning into a coding position, feel free to join our public server.

To join simply use this invite-link

By Claudia

I was never good at writing bio's, but here goes:
Avid (board) gamer, always wondering if someone got the number of that donkey cart? On a more serious note: Community founder and Chief of Sprinkles here at women.code(be), often planning our next move. May or may not have experience in front-end development, UX design and product management...