Helping communities through service

Our mission

We are a community of passionate software developers that provide support, mentorship, and exposure to in-demand technologies and careers for adults from underrepresented groups or those making career transitions starting their tech journey.


It goes without saying, but it should be no surprise that our world and pockets of society have not always treated people fairly. No matter a person's gender, color, creed or situation, we want to empower the tech industry to serve and be led by all people.

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Whether through mentorship at one of our meetups or a conversation through our online chat community, we think people deserve free, no-strings-attached assistance.


When diving into a new trade and industry, it's incredibly hard to know where to go or who to talk with to get help. We take great pride in directing people to a next step that fits within their schedule and won't break the bank.

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Our team

Teamwork makes the dream work

For real though, the people listed below are the salt of the earth and deserve so many pats on the back. They lead meetups, develop project-based presentations, connect with potential partners, answer all sorts of questions, and generally keep this ship afloat. Looking to connect with good, driven, knowledgeable technologists? Look no further.

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Ted Patterson


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Lawrence Lockhart

Volunteer Coordinator /
Memphis leader

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JC Smiley

Online Community Manager /
Memphis leader

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Autumn Ragland

Marketing Manager

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Coriano Harris

Onboarding Manager

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RJ Beers

Web Manager

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Stefan Hodges-Kluck

Knoxville leader

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Stefan Formentano

Birmingham Leader

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Tim Mathis

Memphis leader

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James Q. Quick

Memphis leader

Interested in volunteering and joining our team?

We think that's great and would love to talk with you!

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These companies and teams have made our efforts possible

Without the people behind these wonderful initiatives and products we would not be able to support our mission. For this we are greatly thankful and think that you should definitely check them out!

BASE (Birmingham Alabama Software Enthusiasts
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Epicenter Memphis
Memphis Technology Foundation
Awaken Coffee
Lehigh Valley Tech
CoWorking Night
Innovation Depot
Downtown Allentown Market
Central Arkansas Library System
University of Memphis
I85 Cyber Corridor
Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
Learn Build Teach
Starbucks Coffee
The Empty Cup
Memphis Public Libraries
Birmingham on Rails

Our incredible partner

Memphis Technology Foundation

Memphis Technology Foundation is a group of people and 501(c)(3) organization with a diverse interest in technology looking to raise the tech tide in Memphis, TN and beyond.

Send word our way

Whether you're needing assistance or just want to say hello, we'd love to hear form you.