It is amazing what a twit can do. Back in June 2011 Heather Payne twitted about a group of ladies in California that get together to learn how to code. The response was unbelievable. The first meeting to just talk about the idea rallied 85 people. The first session in Sept was sold out. The Ladies are learning how to code from scratch, no experience necessary by volunteers will to spend time training.
Did you know there is a 12% to 88% mix of women to men in the IT industry?
Ladies Learning Code website