About Front-End Foxes

Front-End Foxes Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity (EIN 83-3866803), is an initiative founded by Jen Looper in 2018 that creates and hosts workshops to teach front-end technologies to people who identify as women in a cool and fun way. Our activities include free self-driven code labs completed in a workshop format in groups with mentoring by volunteers. The goal of the program is to familiarize women and those who identify as such with front-end technologies in a supportive and inclusive environment. We also manage a scholarship fund to help women attend technical conferences. We have also hosted successful longer events such as Vue Vixens Days in Argentina, Colombia, and the US. We also have many chapters worldwide.

About Our Activities

What can you expect from a Front-End Foxes event? Well, as a student, perhaps new to the field of front-end development, you are given the opportunity to learn about various frameworks for building both web and mobile apps. Over the course of a breakfast, a lunch 'n' learn, or a full day workshop, which we call ‘skulks’, you'll work with a mentor in small groups in a hands-on, self-driven learning environment. You'll complete the task of building a web app and a mobile app that will teach you about the framework and programming in JavaScript. You'll also get a chance to meet and work with like-minded students and interface with leaders in the industry and make valuable professional connections.

A note to mentors: if you're joining one of our skulks as a mentor, firstly, thank you! Because of you, we can offer free workshops to new developers in a supportive environment. Your job is to stay with your mentees throughout the day, helping them over any difficulties and giving them a view of the life of a seasoned professional developer. You're the best! Just to be clear, anyone can be a mentor for Front-End Foxes! We are grateful for your participation.

A note to students: unsure if you will fit into one of our skulks? If you are a new front-end developer who identifies as a woman, you are welcome. This group’s focus is on the education and promotion of women developers, and those who identify as such. The founder of this organization, Jen Looper, is a Wellesley College Alumna (class of '92) and takes the college's admission criteria as a blueprint. To paraphrase their statement of admissibility:

"We will admit any person who lives as a woman and consistently identifies as a woman. We also welcome those who were assigned female at birth and who feel they belong in our community of women. We seek to provide students with a uniquely empowering learning environment—one designed specifically to prepare women to thrive in a complex world."

Thank you for your support! 🦊

Sponsoring Front-End Foxes

Would you or your company like to sponsor Front-End Foxes as an organization? We are very grateful that you are thinking along these lines. We are happy to accept sponsors at these levels, and recognize our Sponsors as such on our Sponsors page. We split our finances into two pots: money for our incidentals and chapters, and money for scholarships. If you sponsor us, you may tell us what percentage of the grant will benefit which pot.

  • Platinum: $5000 or more per year.
  • Gold: $2000 - $5000 per year.
  • Silver: $1000 - $2000 per year.
  • Software sponsor: Gift us with a software subscription.
  • Patreon sponsors: Community members are welcome to donate via our Patreon.