About Us

Improving technology through feminist cooperation in Madison, Wisconsin.

Codecinella is a coalition of local feminist software developers, students and professionals, looking to strengthen our community, and to encourage more women and non-binary folks to become involved in the technology field. Most of us really like solving puzzles, writing code, and learning new technical skills. Some of us are geeks. Some of us are very new to the field, and think we’ll like it, but need a safe learning environment in which to figure out how fun it is and how well we fit. 

All are welcome to attend Codecinella events, however we ask that men in attendance support our women and non-binary members and do not center themselves and their own stories.

We focus on technical talks and hands-on technical workshops, as well as low-key hack sessions. If you want to present a technical talk, we’ll help you do that, too.  Visit meetup.com to learn more.

Where did Codecinella get its name?

Inspired by the lady bug, our name is derived from the genus coccinella.

“Feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression,” bell hooks author of Feminism is for Everybody