LexLadiesCode is a women's coding club based in Lexington, Kentucky gathered to increase the visibility of and possibilities for women in technology.

Our goals are:

  • to create a welcoming environment to foster the growth of women interested in technology;
  • to learn and create things together;
  • to strengthen the community of women programmers in Lexington and surrounding areas.


LexLadiesCode KYCC-WiC Celebration 2015

Summer and Sarah gave an overview of LexLadiesCode at the KYCC-WiC Celebration 2015 at BCTC.

  • By Summer Smith, Sarah Vessels
  • 11 April 2015

Command Line Presentation

Introduction to the format and possible uses of the command line for improving your computing.

  • By Summer Smith
  • 30 October 2014

Building a Web Game Using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS

How to get started building a browser game using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.

  • By Sarah Vessels
  • 13 October 2014

Introduction to Haml

Introduction to using Haml in place of HTML to write less code while you develop a web site.

  • By Sarah Vessels
  • 26 August 2014


Sublime Text Gist Plugin

The Ladies are in the process of writing a Sublime Text plugin to upload Gists to Github and share them on this site.

Once we’re finished, our members will be able to upload tricky snippets of code so that we can help each other remotely.


The Ladies designed and developed a new website for the coolest conference in the area: The Grace Hopper Women in Computing Celebration.

The conference is April 10-11th, 2015 on BCTC’s Newtown Campus. Hope to see you there!


The Ladies designed a wedding website for our member Kristen. The site gave guests all the details they needed to make the weekend as effortless and memorable as possible. We told the couple’s story through a comic strip created by Kristen and Rebecca. The site gave information on the registry, location, and Lexington landmarks for folks from out of town. Sarah created a webscraper to get the latest data from the registry to view the funding progress of each gift.

Organization Website

Our current project is the website for this organization, LexLadiesCode!

We’re using jekyll to create the site, Twitter Bootstrap for style, and hosting the site on GitHub Pages.


LexPlayPacman was our first project, designed to complement one of Adult Services Librarian Eli Warner’s programs for the Lexington Public Library. LexPlayPacman is a Ruby on Rails web application that acts as a score leaderboard for a Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man tournament. Games were played on arcade machines around Lexington.

The tournament spanned the month of April 2014, and over 80 scores were recorded. Both the library and the project received a lot of great publicity. It was a great team effort for our first project!

Contact Us

Are you a lady who is interested in learning to code or in teaching others to code? Want to know more about our projects? Send us a message on Facebook or Tweet @lexladiescode.

If you are a lady interested in membership, join our LexLadiesCode Google Group. We'll send you information on how to join our Slack channel and instructions on some of the tools you may need to work on our projects.