Most of us are self taught, but in order to run our businesses, a few mompreneurs have amassed a high level of programming skills. Some others have degrees in programming but have been home with kids for a while and are itching to get back into the swing of things.
Etsy serves women shoppers, and a vast majority of their shops are owned by women. But surprisingly, as of last September, only 3 of their 96 programmers are women.
Etsy is hosting an annual Hacker School. Hacker School is a New York-based project described by its founders (David Albert, Nicholas Bergson-Shilcock, and Sonali Sridhar) as “a three-month, immersive school for becoming a better programmer. It’s like a writers’ retreat for hackers.”