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Girl Develop It Anniversary Party: celebrate Philly women tech

It’s been one year since 123LinkIt founder Yasmine Mustafa launched Girl Develop It in Philly. After nearly two dozen meetups and classes geared toward women in tech, it’s time to celebrate. The group is throwing a nerd-themed anniversary party at SEER Interactive‘s “Search Church” in Northern Liberties on Sept. 27.  You set your own ticket […]

It’s been one year since 123LinkIt founder Yasmine Mustafa launched Girl Develop It in Philly. After nearly two dozen meetups and classes geared toward women in tech, it’s time to celebrate.

The group is throwing a nerd-themed anniversary party at SEER Interactive‘s “Search Church” in Northern Liberties on Sept. 27.  You set your own ticket price ($10 minimum) and all proceeds go to the nonprofit TechGirlz.

Get tickets here.

The event is for everyone in the community, not just women, Mustafa said.

“The women in the tech community wouldn’t be where it is without everyone’s support,” she said in an email to Technically Philly.

Community response has been great so far, Mustafa said. She actually stopped accepting sponsorships last week because of overwhelming participation from local companies like Solve Media, Chariot Solutions and Jarv.us Innovations. Mustafa said the extra funds will go toward a GirlDevelopIt scholarship fund to help unemployed women take GDI classes.

Local companies like IndyHall, Uber and General Assembly Philly have also donated $3,000 worth of prizes.

Mustafa hopes the party can become an annual event.

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Juliana Reyes

Juliana Reyes began as lead reporter at Technical.ly Philly in July 2012. Previously, she was a city services beat reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, as part of a project called “It’s Our Money.” She is learning to drive, learning to bike (in the city) but is an expert at taking SEPTA. She grew up in North Jersey and Manila, Philippines but she left the tropics for Bryn Mawr College, where she majored in linguistics. She now lives in West Philly.

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