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PyLadies is an international mentorship group which focuses on helping more women become active participants in the Python open-source community.[1][2][3] The mission of the group is to create a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences and social gatherings. PyLadies also provides funding for women to attend open source conferences. The organisation was created by seven women in Los Angeles[4] in April 2011, with the aim of increasing the participation of women in computing. PyLadies became a mult-chapter organization with the founding of the Washington (D.C.)[5] chapter in August 2011. The group currently has more than 40 chapters around the world.[6]


PyLadies has conducted outreach events for both beginners and experienced users.[7][8] PyLadies has conducted hackathons, ladies' nights and workshops for Python enthusiasts.[9]


PyLadies also runs a mailing list for discussing issues related to gendergap in tech-community and programming in Python.


  1. ^ Pantozzi, Jill. "Presenting PyLadies: Python Programmers". The Mary Sue. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "About PyLadies". Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "PyLadies". GitHub. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Payne, Heather. "Review of PyLadies:Intro to Python". Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "DC Pyladies Meetup". Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "List of Pyladies Locations". 
  7. ^ Nam, Esther. "Events, Workshops, Hackathons and startup kits". Women 2.0. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Gonzales, Nanette. "Pyladies, a gang of female computer programmers". LaWeekly. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "PyLadies:Past events". PyLadies. Retrieved 1 August 2012. 

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