Our mission

women.code(be)* is a small community that aims to unite women who code in Belgium and provide them with a friendly, safe and harassment free environment.

We believe that our community can be an added value for both professionals and students. Through our meetups students will connect early on with experienced developers, which in turn can result in students having more insight of the expectations, future jobopportunities might entail. We hope this will also provide the newer/younger developers with rolemodels, something that we feel, is still lacking within our educational system and most of the companies out there.

This community is set out to be a place where:

  • members support and encourage each other
  • we can learn from one another
  • members can network with supporting companies and other members

In the long term we are working towards more inclusiveness, but probably not in the way you think. Our slack and meetup page will always be exclusive, but we would love to collaborate with other communities and companies to organise inclusive events.

* Pronounced as women dot code be(lgium).

a group photo with our women coders at our meetup in
          Brussels, dating from September 2018

Our team

Claudia, one of our founders

Claudia, founder

I'm a multipotentialite with a background in front-end development and product management and I am currently specializing further in the area of user experience. I'm also an advocate for working remotely and believe more companies should embrace this if they want to keep up with the future. Outside of work, I like to travel, play point-and-click adventure games, board games and break out of escape rooms with my friends.

Eva, one of our founders

Eva, co-founder

I'm Eva, a freelance web designer and front-end developer from Antwerp. Before I started focusing on design & code I studied philosophy and film studies, laying the foundation for why I like to combine both abstract and visual thinking. Outside of work I make illustrations and enjoy (web)comics, animation and gaming.

Maartje, one of our founders

Maartje, co-founder

I am a Software Engineer at source{d}, focussing on infrastructure. Aside from women.code(be), I am also a board member of Women Who Go, who organises scholarships, events and has a global community. I believe that each small step helps makes working in tech a little bit better, bit by bit. When I'm not working you can probably find me either experimenting with nailpolish, on a train or doing volunteer work.