20 Jun 2017
Bridge Foundry volunteers share skills by creating open source curriculum, at free teaching events and in online mcommunities. Through teaching and organizing, we learn to be leaders, as well as levelling up our own tech skills. Most workshops are organized by independent communities, sometimes by one individual who has been to a workshop at a conference and then decided to create a community where they live.
09 Dec 2015
26 Aug 2015
The Bridge Foundry community is filled with passionate change agents.
29 Apr 2015
Last weekend, PlanGrid hosted the third MobileBridge iOS workshop, teaching iPhone app development to women and their friends. We split into 3 classes. Two classes taught the Rotten Tomatoes curriculum — populating a tableview with data from the internet. The third class learned from the new prototyping curriculum, where students sketched app UI on paper, consulted quick usability tests, then used photos of the sketches as screens in a working iOS app.
21 Mar 2015
In the early days of computing, coding was women’s work. The word ‘computer’ used to refer to people (mostly women) whose job was to compute. Early computers calculated with slide rules and later with mechanical calculators. Then during World War II, women with Math degrees were recruited to program the first digital computers. With the end of the war, many stepped back, giving up their jobs to returning veterans, and by the 1960s, software development became a male-dominated field.
08 Feb 2015
We’re bridge builders. We are dedicated to doing whatever it takes so that the makers of technology are reflective of our society, because diversity fosters innovation. We also believe that programming literacy is a fundamental skill, and that people need to understand the technologies they depend on. To reach this goal, we’re helping organizations train, mentor, network, and encourage people – particularly those who are underrepresented – to fully participate in technology, and have fun doing it.