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Episode 036 : Software Developer Shannon Turner Encouraging Women in the Tech Sector

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In her day job, software developer Shannon Turner manages tech needs for a non-profit that supports women’s rights and social justice. In this episode, we focus on Shannon’s side gig — she is the founder of Hear Me Code, a non-profit group with a creative approach to teaching coding to women who want to get into tech.
Shannon started HMC with a few women sitting around her kitchen table. Today, women in the group are teaching other women how to code, and all their beginner-friendly classes are free. Together they’ve built a community of more than 3000 female coders around Washington, DC. We talk about why and how Shannon created HMC, as well as other issues related to overcoming barriers to women in technology. See more: and