Who Are We?

We are a group of women (and friends) teaching and learning code together. We believe everybody has something to contribute, and nobody knows everything. Our classes are encouraging and supportive, and all questions are valued and answered (to the best of everyone’s ability).

There are some really talented women working in Anchorage’s tech sector, so we plan to bring in various volunteers to run classes. If you’re interested in teaching, contact us!

Future Host of Anchorage Programming Workshop:

Exciting announcement coming soon! :)

FormerĀ Hosts of Anchorage Programming Workshop:

Becky Boone

Becky Boone is a Sr. Programmer / Analyst at Resource Data Inc. Professionally, she works primarily in C# but dabbles in Python and JavaScript. For side projects, she prefers Ruby.

Becky is a co-captain of the local Code For America Brigade. She became involved with Code For America through the Race for Reuse where she was part of a team from Anchorage that deployed a local instance of Adopt-A-Hydrant, an open source project for shoveling hydrants. The Brigade’s aim is to serve community through civic tech. They primarily focus on Anchorage open data and welcome everyone, tech proficiency not required!

She holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of South Alabama.

Coral Sheldon-Hess

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Coral Sheldon-Hess (blog) is the Web Services Librarian at the University of Alaska Anchorage; she manages the library’s web presence, including designing/developing websites, integrating web-based software systems, and managing the library’s social media team. At work she does development primarily in HTML/CSS, PHP, JavaScript, and MySQL, and she uses the MODx and WordPress content management systems heavily. In her spare time she is learning to love Python.

She holds a Masters of Library & Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and an MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon. She loves birds, coffee, snarky craft projects, and the Oxford comma.