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Join us for #WeCoded 2023!

On behalf of the DEV Team, I’m excited to announce our first #WeCoded event!

For the past five years, we’ve celebrated women in tech on International Women’s Day with a celebration called #SheCoded. Over time, #SheCoded has become a powerful collection of our community’s experiences with technical success, unequal treatment, discrimination, and courage in the face of adversity.

This year, we’re expanding the scope of the celebration to include all people who are underrepresented and otherwise marginalized in software development on the basis of gender: including women, transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, and two-spirit individuals. It takes all of us to advocate for greater gender equity in the tech industry, so everyone is welcome and invited to participate in #WeCoded regardless of gender.

How to Participate in #WeCoded

Share Your Story

Contribute to the conversation by selecting one of our prompts…or make your own! Everyone who participates will receive a coupon to order a free #WeCoded sticker pack.

Write Your #WeCoded Post

A few reminders:

  • Please be kind and supportive of each other. We ask that you review our Code of Conduct before posting and commenting.
  • Take responsibility for your words, think before you speak, and avoid hypotheticals and “devil’s advocate” arguments.
  • Give feedback that moves the conversation forward by asking questions, explaining your views, and remembering that we all have different life experiences.
  • If you see a post or comment that contains abusive, hateful, or intolerant language, please report it using our moderation tools.
  • Please read what our community has already shared and respond in kind with your own story or advice for others.

Join the Conversation

Our team will be sharing discussion posts on gender equity in tech between March 8–17. Look out for these posts and share your thoughts with your fellow #DEVCommunity members!

Add Your Pronouns to Your Profile

In case you missed it: you can now add your pronouns to your DEV profile! To do this, first make sure you’re logged in, then navigate to your profile settings > Personal > Pronouns.

Not sure what this means? Check out this helpful guide to learn more.

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WeCoded is a celebration of individuals who are underrepresented and otherwise marginalized in software development on the basis of gender: including women, transgender, gender non-conforming, and two-spirit people.


In an effort to bring awareness to and connect the DEV community with tech affinity groups and organizations that support women, transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, and two-spirit tech professionals, DEV will donate all proceeds from WeCoded merchandise sold during the event to the following 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations:

A note on International Women’s Day
Like #SheCoded, #WeCoded coincides with International Women’s Day (IWD), which is held annually on March 8. Women’s equality is a key part of gender equity in tech, but it’s not the whole story. We encourage you to celebrate and empower women and girls in tech on IWD, throughout #WeCoded, and every other day of the year, too!

Thank you all for being part of the DEV Community and helping us make this space a home for all coders — we can only do it together! #WeCoded

Top comments (66)

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Rachel Fazio


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Rita Brown

Awesome!!! Can't wait!

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Michael Tharrington

Wooohooo! 🙌

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Gender equality is must in tech place

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Wade Zimmerman

For anyone looking for inspiration check out the iOS jailbreak community. There is quite a bit of diversity including women and openly trans. Believe or not a lot of the work goes towards patching security exploits and pushing forward consumer demands. Without these devs, many features popularized by Android would never make it into the Apple ecosystem. Themes, folders, widgets, etc were all possible with Jailbreak years before Apple implemented the features.

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Aaron Reese

I'm a white, middle age middle class male in a G7 country writing code. I am not sure I could be more of a stereo-type 😁
There have never been fewer Technical barriers to entry than there are today. YouTube, codeacadamy etc, for learning resources, open source development tools and platforms, cloud resources for hosting and running solutions.
The only real barriers now are social.

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Paul Gift Chibueze

We're all matter our Gender.

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Lovepreet Singh is getting better day by day

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Rachell Sincere

Truly empowering. Thank you DEV team!

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Handi Priyono


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Priyadarshini Chettiar

Great initiative

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This is awesome

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Mohd Amir

Thank you for creating a space where beginners like myself feel encouraged to speak up and share our experiences. It's reassuring to know that we're not alone in our journey, and that there are resources available to help us grow. Looking forward to checking out these articles! #wecoded

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Great Initiative...!!🤘🏻

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This phenomenon is nice.

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