Problem is, if you're not a full-time student, face-to-face instruction can be hard to find.
GDI Burlington chapter founder Maureen McElaney (pictured) explains that the low-cost, accessible sessions will be geared toward helping women break into the male-dominated IT industry. The target audience, she says, is “professional women who are working full time who want to gain more technical skills so they can either advance in their company or find a new job.”
McElaney, who works as an account manager at Dealer.com, is part of that demographic. The 30-year-old Pennsylvania native is not a full-time developer. "It's something that I'd like to do," she says. "Part of my interest in starting the chapter is to be able to take the classes."