July 27, 2018 / Karissa Kuhle

A Welcoming Place to Connect, Collaborate [About Tech]

Are you a web developer looking to collaborate and connect with other women in the field? If so, you’re in luck. One of Ackmann & Dickenson’s talented developers made it her goal to continue fostering a community for female developers in the Twin Cities.

Allyson Wehrs will host monthly women in tech meetups across Minneapolis and St. Paul to give women interested in coding and development a comfortable environment in which to learn more and network.

“I think women in tech meetups are really helpful,” said Allyson Wehrs, a web developer who joined A&D earlier this year. “When I first moved here two years ago, I joined Girl Develop It — it was amazing, and I found some great mentors.”

Allyson Wehrs

Allyson hosted the first WordPress-based meetup in mid-July to brainstorm topics of interest, guest speakers and future formats and locations.

“I want to keep hosting the women in tech meetups because they’re a welcoming place to come and share experiences and tips with talented women in the field,” she said. “It’s a very comfortable environment, and all are welcome.”

Allyson said she wants to keep the meetups collaborative and beginner-based, ensuring they’re accessible for new developers. “People have found these meetups really useful, and we’ve already got another scheduled for next month,” she said.

Join the next Minneapolis – St. Paul Women Who WP meetup.

Next month’s topic
Introduction to WordPress

When
Aug. 15, 2018

Agenda
5:30-6 p.m. Hellos and dinner
6-6:30 p.m. Speed networking
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Intro to WordPress
7:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. Goodbyes

Location
Clear Night
515 N Washington Ave #200
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Enter the Clear Night building through the side door by walking up the ramp on the East side of the building (next to Cuzzy’s). Take the elevator to second floor, Suite 200.