WSU Hosts Computer Science Program for Utah Mothers

OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University is partnering to offer a new community course to help working mothers get involved in the technology industry and advance their careers. Called MotherCoders, the course will run for eight weeks, from Sept. 26 through Nov. 21. Participants will meet each Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Community Education Center (2605 Monroe Blvd, Ogden).

WSU’s Division of Online & Continuing Education and the School of Computing (SOC) in the College of Engineering, Applied Science & Technology (EAST) have teamed with RizeNext, a professional development agency based in Utah, to launch the MotherCoders program for the first time in Ogden.

“The unique opportunity provided to students in the MotherCoders program fully realizes each of Weber State's core themes and objectives – access, learning and community,” said Brian Rague, EAST associate dean and School of Computing professor. “A diverse and inclusive technical workforce is critical to the future economic growth of our region. WSU is excited to be an active and ongoing participant in supporting the education of Utah women dedicated to expanding their skill and influence in the technical workplace.”

The MotherCoders program is designed to provide women interested in learning or improving skills in technology with a better understanding of web development, coding and other critical roles driving the technology industry.

Throughout the course, participants will build relevant technical skills, establish a network of like-minded peers and gain knowledge about the industry. The course will be taught using a variety of formats, including online and in-person coding exercises, classroom workshops and lectures.

“We are thrilled to partner with Weber State to launch this pilot program in Ogden,” said Robbyn Scribner, RizeNext community and corporate programs director. “Tech is the fastest growing sector in Utah, yet many jobs go vacant as there aren't enough trained people to fill them. At the same time, Utah women are often underemployed and face the largest wage gap in the nation. By training women to fill the highest demand tech roles, combined with our commitment to creating a community of support for women in tech, we can address both challenges.”

RizeNext strives to empower women to achieve their professional goals through community education programs, personalized consultations and leadership training. Space in this year’s program is filled. For more information about RizeNext and registering for MotherCoders in 2021, visit

Students who successfully complete the MotherCoders program may be eligible to receive financial assistance to attend an additional coding bootcamp.

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