About us

she codes; is a community of women in technology

she codes; is a community of women in technology, created to achieve an equal number of female and male software developers in Israel. Founded in 2013 by Ruth Polachek and a small group of volunteers from different tech fields, today she codes; includes approximately 30,000 members. Our members include women who want to learn software development or make a career shift into high-tech, developers who want to advance their skills and network with other women in high-tech and high school students who are learning to program.

Our core values are Confidence, Perseverance, and Community. We operate over 30 branches all over Israel. Branches include programming learning tracks, project co-working with support from community volunteers, tech lectures, events with Inspirational Women, career advising and more. Volunteer opportunities at she codes; contribute to the personal and professional development of members. Branches, learning track planning, events, and more are all volunteer-run.

Our core values

Self-confidence

Perseverance

Community

Join Us

Welcome to she codes;

This short guide will explain everything you’ll need to join us and start learning, improving, and getting to know other developers.

I want to…

✓ Learn to program

Before you start studying, you should decide what and where. The Tracks page has information about the different programming languages you can learn at she codes;. We currently offer learning tracks in Web, Android, and Python. Tracks open at the beginning of each month in our branches – visit the Branches  page to find addresses, operating hours, and tracks offered at each branch. Please bring a laptop and headphones to every meeting. After you’ve decided what to learn, stay in touch! Sign up for the newsletter to receive news and updates.

✓ Work on a project at a she codes; branch

If you’re already an experienced programmer, she codes; branches are a great place to work on projects and meet other developers. The page lists each branch’s address and operating hours. You can work on projects at all branches, but we have dedicated Projects branches for members to work on their own ventures. In addition, sign up for the newsletter to receive news and updates.

✓ Join the staff

Interested in helping transform the tech industry? Joining she codes; as a staff member is an excellent way to give back to the organization and develop professionally and personally. Send an email to roles at she-codes.org and we will be in touch soon.

✓ Attend lectures and events, and meet other developers

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she codes' Branches

Tel Aviv

♦ CheckPoint

Web and Python tracks only

Sundays, 18:30

Tracks opening 7.1.18

CheckPoint, Hasolelim 5, Tel Aviv

 

♦ Google HackNight

Android track only

Sundays, 18:30

Tracks opening 7.1.18

Google Campus, Yigal Alon 98 34th floor, Tel Aviv

Registration is required – sign up here 

 

♦ Google HackDay

Web, Android, Python

Thursdays, 10:00-13:00

Tracks opening 4.1.18

Google Campus, Yigal Alon 98 34th floor, Tel Aviv

 

♦ IBM Trusteer

Web, Android, Python

Wednesdays, 18:30

Tracks opening 3.1.18

Ariel Sharon 4, Hashchar Tower 2nd floor, Givatayim

 

♦ Klarna

Projects branch (no tracks opening)

Tuesdays, 18:30

Klarna, Yigal Alon 98 13th floor, Tel Aviv

 

♦ Shenkar

Web, Android, Python

Tuesdays, 18:30

Tracks opening 2.1.18

Shenkar College, new computer lab – Beit Rosen, Habonim 14 4th floor,Ramat Gan

 

♦ qSpark

Projects branch (no tracks opening)

Sundays, 9:00

qSpark, Beit Rubinstein, Menahem Begin 37 30th floor, Tel Aviv

 

♦ Tel Aviv University

Web, Android, Python

Mondays, 18:00

Schreiber building room 006, Tel Aviv University

Meeting location may change – stay up to date through the Facebook group

 

♦ Wix

Web track only

Mondays, 18:30-21:30

Tracks opening: 1.1.18

Booth 27, Tel Aviv Port – Wix Small Business Center


Center

♦ Weizmann Institute

Web and Python tracks only

Wednesdays, 18:00

Tracks opening 3.1.18

Weizmann Institute, de Picciotto building, Rehovot

 

♦ Bar Ilan University

Web, Android, Python

Wednesdays, 18:00

Tracks opening 3.1.18

Bar Ilan University, building 1105 (Engineering), classroom 53

 

♦ Applied Materials

Web, Android, Python

Mondays, 18:00

Tracks opening 1.1.18

Bergman 4, Park HaMada, Rehovot

Registration is required – sign up here

 

♦ Modiin

Web, Android, Python

Tuesdays, 19:30

Tracks opening 2.1.18

Modiin Youth Center, HaEla 13

 

♦ Herzeliya-IDC

Web, Android, Python

Wednesdays, 18:30

Tracks opening 3.1.18

Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya

 

♦ Herzeliya Pituah-Infinidat

Web, Android, Python

Wednesdays, 18:30

Tracks opening 3.1.18

Infinidat, Hamenofim 9, Herzliyamall Business Center


Jerusalem

♦ American Center (morning)

Web, Android, Python

Sundays, 10:00

Keren HaYesod 19, Jerusalem

 

♦ Cisco

Web, Android, Python

Sundays, 18:30

Shlomo (Momo) Halevi 5, Har Hotzvim

 

♦ Hebrew University-Givat Ram

Web, Android, Python

Tuesdays, 18:30

Tracks opening 2.1.18

Givat Ram campus, Computer Science building room B220

 

♦ Hebrew University-Har Hatzofim

Web, Android, Python

Wednesdays, 18:00

Tracks opening 3.1.18

Har Hatzofim campus, main library room 329 (3rd floor computer room)

 

♦ Machon Tal

Web and Python tracks only

Sundays, 16:30

Beit Hadfus 7, 2nd floor, Hermon room


South

 

 Ben Gurion University (Android and Python)

Android and Python tracks only

Mondays, 18:30

Ben Gurion Universrity, Building 35 room 116, Beer Sheba

 

♦ Ben Gurion University (Web)

Web track only

Wednesdays, 18:30

Tracks opening 3.1.18

Ben Gurion Universrity, Building 35 room 211, Beer Sheba

 

♦ Sami Shimon-SCE

Web, Android, Python

Sundays, 18:30

Floor G, room G09

 

♦ Ha’av Eilat

Web, Android, Python

Mondays, 17:00

Ha’av Eilat, Eltam Park


North

 Haifa University

Web, Android, Python

Sundays, 17:30

Haifa University, Jacobs building, classroom 205

 

♦ Technion

Web, Android, Python

Tuesdays, 18:30

Tracks opening 9.1.18

Technion Fischbach building, classroom 507, Haifa

Our Tracks

start every month in one of our branches

Tracks start at the beginning of each month. Click here to see which tracks are offered in which branches. Updates about track opening dates in each branch will be available on the website.

There is no need for prior knowledge or experience. Learning is independent, with online lectures and exercises, and there are mentors in each branch to assist you. Please bring your laptop and headphones to each meeting.

Web Sample Track

5 meetings:

  • Introduction to CSS + HTML – 1 meeting
  • Using CSS + HTML – 2 meetings
  • Introduction to JavaScript – 1 meeting
  • Using JavaScript – 1 meeting

Web Track

32 meetings (100 hours):

  • Basic CSS + HTML – 6 meetings
  • JavaScript – 10 meetings
  • jQuery – 5 meetings
  • Angular JS – 5 meetings
  • Final project – 6 meetings

Android Track

32 meetings (100 hours):

  • Basic Java for Android – 10 meetings
  • Android for beginners  – 7 meetings
  • How to build an app training  – 3 meetings

Final project  – 12 meetings

Python track

25 meetings (50 hours):

  • Introduction to Python
  • If-conditions, recursion and loops
  • Pythonic way of coding
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Tkinter GUI
  • Final Project

Our Team

Ruth Polachek

Founder and Chairwoman

Karni Wolf

Beer sheva area manager

Sharon David

VP NG - the Next Generation

Lea Polachek

CTO

Shir Peri

COO & VP Nationwide Teams

Yael Ben-Arie Steinberger

VP NG - the Next Generation

Rony Jacobson

TLV area Manager

Reut Ben-Shai

VP Nationwide Teams

Gal Wainer

BGU branch manager

Rotem Haber

VP Branches

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