What are we all about?

Codess is a community for female coders initiated by Microsoft, established to explore ways to promote gender diversity in the engineering field.

Engineering has historically been a male dominated industry and it is part of our mission to help change the future of this profession.

Where are we?

Codess delivers a series of worldwide events and workshops from academia through to the executive level. With events across Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and the US, Codess is continuously growing and servicing the International engineering community.

Our mission

Codess aims to inspire female coders and help them achieve their professional goals. Through networking events, mentoring and sharing advice and experiences, we hope to offer a forum to women unlike any other.

Find out more about why we created Codess.

Not the only cool kids on the block

Codess is just one example of the gender diversity initiatives that Microsoft is engaged in. Microsoft offers the technology program DigiGirlz, which is designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about. Microsoft UK's TParty also brings you It Starts with a Spark where nominated women are able to learn how to build their own app in a day, opening a window into a world of technology-related careers.

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