I was inspired to conduct this survey after noticing that there wasn't much data out there on women learning to code before landing a coding job. The infographic below presents my survey results.
I hope this information both comforts and inspires all women who are working towards a career in coding! Please reach out to me on Twitter or LinkedIn with any questions or suggestions.
I was pleased to see that most women learning to code feel at least a little supported by the tech community. 31.3% of women learning to code feel 'Quite Supported', and 15.2% feel 'Very Supported'.
There is a dearth of opensource participation among women learning to code. This one really hit home for me, as it was my opensource contributions that set me apart during my job search. To help, I've created a tutorial for getting started with the DevTo opensource project.
Women learning to code are moderately under-represented at tech conferences. Almost all those who have attended a conference went to an in-person one (as opposed to a virtual conference).
|Resource||Number of times mentioned|
|Coding Peer Group in-real-life||15|
|Customized Learning Path for getting started & making progress||10|
|Better Technology/Internet Access||5|
|Finances for Paid Learning Resources||4|
|More Time For Learning||4|
|Living Stipend while learning-to-code||3|
|More Help from school instructors||2|
|Practical, based-on-real-job project ideas||2|
|Greater Representation In Tech||1|