The Sydney Morning Herald named Ally Watson, 29, as one of Australia’s nine most influential female entrepreneurs of 2017. She’s a developer, computer science graduate and co-founder of Melbourne’s highly acclaimed Code Like a Girl.
Code Like a Girl is an Australian organisation set out to inspire new generations of girls to acquire coding as a skill through their workshops and events.
No one defies the computer science stereotype quite like Ally Watson with her charming Scottish accent, disarming wit and colourfully tattooed skin. Her unique and refreshing insights into the life of a female developer in a male-dominated industry allow for the delivery of thought-provoking and action-inspiring presentations that are deemed to spark positive change in the technology industry.
Ally and her team's efforts in addressing the gender gap in tech have been commended numerously; receiving a Gold Disruptor award at 2016’s Australian Computer Society Awards, B&T Women in Media Award and taking home an Education award at last year's City of Melbourne Tech Diversity Awards.