Hackspaces for women
A place for all the kickass tech ladies
Last summer at the Chaos Computer Camp, Kat
and Marie met many wonderful women in tech who were doing exciting and interesting things. Amazed, the two wondered to themselves, 'where have you all been!?'
In response, Heart of Code, a Berlin-based hackspace
for women, was created. Yes, other hackspaces are open to women, but the two
founders discovered that when places are explicitely for women, women show
up. When they're not, chances of having a large female presence is often
After less than a year, the group boasts a slack channel of over 400 members,
weekly meetups, and funding for workshops for teenagers. Kat and Marie are
proving that there are not only hundreds of eager & active tech ladies out
there, but also that this hidden community was just waiting for an opportunity
to support and frequent such a space.
In this episode we talk to Heart of Code
founders Kat and Marie about their hackspace for women, why these types of
communities are important, and their hopes for the future.
NOTE: This episode was recorded at the beginning of June, so all dates
mentioned relate to June.
- Heart of Code
- XHain Hackspace
- Music I dunno by grapes under CC-BY 3.0
- every Thursday - the Heart of Code Damensalon at Xhain Hackspace. See the
Heart of Code Calendar for details