For women that want to break into a tech industry that resembles a brogrammer boys club, resources that inspire, empower and educate are invaluable catalysts. (U of M creative writing professor Eileen Pollack offers more analysis if you're curious.) Girl Develop It does an excellent job of helping women make gains in tech through classes that teach students how to build kick-ass websites, mobile apps, games, write code, and network with industry pros in a setting largely devoid of Star Trek memorabilia.
The group is throwing a party for its Two-Year Ann Arbor Anniversary Fundraiser this Thursday, June 9, from 6-9pm at The Forge by Pillar (301 E. Liberty St., 7th floor).
Guests can look out for a community expo tables at which they can schmooze with local tech pros, hosted dinner, raffles, a photo booth, miscellaneous swag, as well as speeches by students, teachers, and volunteers.
And, because it's a party party, adult drinks will be on the house.
If you're remotely interested in advancing women's share the tech industry's gender pie chart, it's not too late to grab tickets for $25.