Ally Watson – CEO & Co-Founder of Code Like a Girl

The Sydney Morning Herald named Ally Watson 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 spark change in the tech community; inspiring new generations of girls to acquire coding as a skill through their workshops and events.

Ally and her teams efforts in addressing the gender gap in tech have been commended numerously; receiving a Gold Disruptor award at last year’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.

At the heart of Code Like a Girl is a passion to create innovative learning environments where every girl, from any background feels included, inspired and capable in the world of technology


Atlantec 2019 Talk : You Had Me At ‘Hello World’

Ally shares a humorous, honest and inspiring account of how she fell in love with computer science, what it’s actually like being a minority in the Technology industry. Hear the story of why she was motivated to start the award-winning social enterprise ‘Code Like a Girl’ and her vision for empowering women and girls with coding and digital literacy skills for a better and equal future for all.