Gen Ashley talks with us about Coed:Code, Meetup Groups, and other efforts she is a part of to help encourage and support women, non-binary people, & allies in technology, and ways we can be more inclusive at conferences and in general.

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 197,
  title: 'Women in Tech',
  topics: [ 
    'women', 'diversity', 'inclusive'
  guest: 'Gen Ashley'
  hosts: [
    'Ward Bell', 'John Papa'

Recording date: July 22, 2022

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Gen Ashley @CoderInHeels

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  • 00:49 Coming late to a project
  • 02:49 Guest introduction
  • 06:11 What got you interested in supporting women in tech?
  • 10:37 What is Coed:Code?
  • 11:35 Sponsor: Nrwl
  • 12:06 Using to organize
  • 14:41 What progress are you seeing? What impediments?
  • 18:42 What can we do to be more inclusive?
  • 27:49 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 28:46 How can we encourage more women to be speakers at conferences?
  • 33:35 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.