WE ARE HACKERS, HUSTLERS AND HIPSTERS
Girl Geek Academy is a global movement encouraging women to learn Join Girl Geek Academy!
technology, create startups and build more of the internet.
Our face-to-face programs currently run in Australia and the USA.
Our night of nights for 2017
Join us to raise a glass to women working in tech and celebrate the role women play in changing the face of the industry.
Leading mentors and role models of the Victorian startup ecosystem will join us on the night to showcase their achievements and share their tips for success.
Early career workshop
#SheMakes Games is a one-day event designed to meet the learning needs of early career practitioners in the games industry.
This event is a great place to start if you’re building a successful career in the games industry, with panel discussions, networking, game play and more.
Online and In-Person Events
Are you a woman founder in Victoria? You are invited to join us for the inaugural #SheHacks Incubator. We will be giving you the skills required to take your MVP and build your startup.
To our knowledge, this will be the largest cohort of women in a startup incubator.
Teacher Training Workshops
Online and In-Person Events
This comprehensive training course for teachers is designed to bring our popular #MissMakesCode to their classroom.
It ensures the priorities of the Digital Technologies Australian Curriculum F-Year 2 (as adopted by each state) are comprehensively and explicitly delivered to primary teachers.
WE ARE FAMOUS FOR...
We create educational experiences that bring female hackers, hustlers, hipsters and startup enthusiasts together to learn, teach, share, form teams and build the internet.
TEACHING 1 MILLION GIRL GEEKS TO BUILD TECHNOLOGY AND CREATE STARTUPS BY 2025
LET'S CHANGE THE RATIO
Only 12% of engineers are women but we know women can change the ratio.
The current internet was primarily built by men, but our Girl Geek community is driven to bring more women and girls into STEM careers. Because we think it’s great 😀
Here's a question...
WHAT WOULD THE INTERNET LOOK LIKE IF THERE WERE MORE WOMEN BUILDING IT?
We invite Girl Geeks to learn and teach through our workshops, intensive weekends, online courses, hackathons, game jams, meetups and makerfests.
Our programs increase the number of women with technology skills. Girl Geek Academy is designed by Girl Geeks for women who want to learn more about technology and aspire to a Girl Geek future.
You all ready for this?
THE GIRL GEEK MANIFESTO
Boldly going where no girl geeks have gone before. There are things to learn, mistakes to make and fun to be had. Where we go, we go together. We support-forward: we are there for each other before we even know we need help.
We sometimes say no: We aren’t about being unhealthy, burnt out and undervalued. This means we say no to pizza at meetups, crazy long hours for hackathons and not being paid to teach. We celebrate our achievements because they are achievements – not just because they are the achievements of women.
Emojis welcome 😀