CodeVA is a non-profit that partners with schools, parents, and communities to bring equitable computer science education to all of Virginia’s students.
“It is great to have such amazing support from the computer science community in Richmond and beyond,” said CodeVA Executive Director Chris Dovi. “Ensuring our students are ready for future workforce opportunities is essential – there are more than 40,000 open and unfilled computing jobs in Virginia, and Virginia jobs in computing fields are growing at four times the national average among all industries.”
Women Who Code is an international non-profit organization that provides services for women pursuing technology careers and a job board for companies seeking coding professionals. The organization aims to provide an avenue into the technology world by evaluating and assisting women developing technical skills. Women Who Code has a local chapter in Richmond.
Donations to both organizations will be made in honor of Daniel Farrell, who was a mentor and an ardent friend of the software development community in Virginia.
CodeVA is an educational non-profit created to promote computer science all across Virginia. Based in Richmond VA, our teacher training efforts and outreach to districts, parents and policymakers assumes a statewide footprint. CodeVA was founded with the principle that anyone can code, and that every Virginia child has a fundamental right to computer science literacy. Since 2014, CodeVA has taken great strides in making computer science a priority for Virginia. In 2016, Virginia became the first state in the nation to pass sweeping computer science education reform. This law mandates that every Virginia child will receive access to essential computer science literacy – to include coding – from Kindergarten through graduation. CodeVA seeks to build a strong, vibrant 21st century Virginia workforce by providing access to computer science education for every child. Anyone can code. Everyone should.
About Women Who Code
Women Who Code (WWCode) is an international nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. WWCode is building a world where women are proportionally representative as technical leaders, executives, founders, VCs, board members and software engineers. The organization has executed more than 7,000 free events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 137,000, and has a presence in 20 countries. Help empower even more women to advance in tech with the training and community they need to succeed by supporting WWCode.