Initiative announced for Women in Tech

June 12, 2015

TORONTO, ON – has announced an initiative to ensure that talented women who code are represented at the upcoming Angular U conference in San Francisco (June 22-23). With a range of stats suggesting women represent only 25% of employees in tech, with an even smaller percentage of women who code, has committed to actively working against the gender imbalance one initiative at a time.

CEO Nick Van Weerdenburg says, "In building as a diverse company in one of the world's most diverse cities, I always imagined we would do fine in hiring and building a strong female core. However when we stopped and looked at the facts once we hit 50 people, we realized we needed to be more proactive to reach our goals- not just as a company but as an industry.” is continuing the dialogue on important issues such as gender socialization, barriers to access in education and career advancement, and some of the more subtle self-perpetuating social dynamics. “Due to the low attendance numbers of women at developer events, my colleagues and I launched this initiative to send one more woman to a conference, as well as generate dialogue on diversity within the web development field. We believe it is vitally important to proactively engage more women in our industry and our companies" says Amanda Connon-Unda, Sr. Marketing & Communications Manager.

Web developers who identify as women are encouraged to enter the contest. Prize package includes a return flight from your destination; 2-day ticket for Angular U conference; and hotel booking with an estimated prize package value of $3000.00 USD. Entry is done simply by answering a few questions about your interest in the conference at


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