Announcing ClojureBridge Pittsburgh

by Brittany Martin

I'm excited to announce Pittsburgh's first ClojureBridge on September 9th - 10th, 2016 at Truefit. Unlike Railsbridge, this is an event that will is geared towards intermediate female developers. To me, intermediate means that you are either coding professionally or you have a solid grasp of one programming language and are comfortable with Git and the command line. 

Why An Event Geared Towards Intermediate Developers?

  • I wanted to plan a great event for the female Academy students to TA/teach at so they can build their confidence. I'm also hoping they will want to organize future Bridge events. 
  • There is a low amount of programming in Pittsburgh aimed at intermediate women. 
  • Since Abstractions will have ended the month before, I want this event to serve as an opportunity for connections there to be carried over. Don't have a ticket yet? Buy one here
  • I get to participate as a student. Clojure is a general-purpose programming language with an emphasis on functional programming so it will be more difficult to learn. 

How You Can Help

  • I'm looking for female TAs and teachers that are comfortable teaching the ClojureBridge curriculum. Please sign up here
  • Know a Pittsburgh-based intermediate developer? Please encourage her to sign up here.  

I'm lucky that I have all of the sponsorship that I need from Truefit, StitchFix and Startup Weekend Pittsburgh. I'm also fortunate to name Marissa Torre, CTO for Culpeper Creative, and Jess Nebgen, VP of Engineering at Jetpack Workflow as my co-organizers. 

I'm counting down the days until September!