We are Black Female Coders (BFCs). Coding is what we do and what we are proud of. BFCs know what it’s like to sit in a classroom and not see too many faces–if any–that look like ours. BFCs know what it’s like to go into our development/IT jobs and feel an incessant, compulsive desire to prove ourselves both to a community of coders who may not fully understand us and, more importantly, to ourselves.
BFCs are intellectually diverse and deeply passionate. BFCs do what we do because we love it and we let no one stop us. BFCs know the odds and see the statistics–we know it can sometimes get rough out here in the computer science world–but we still choose to keep it moving anyway. BFCs are multifaceted with interests that aren’t only anchored within CS. BFCs are intelligent, creative, persevering, tenacious, strong-willed and just all around awesome. BFCs are self-proclaimed geeks, computer wizkids, creative geniuses, programming divas, crafty technologists and practical artists.
BFCs == awesome. If anyone doubts it, we can write a full inductive proof to show it because that’s just how we roll.