Larene Le Gassick - Round 1, 2019 Champion

Helping women pursue careers in digital technology

Located in Brisbane

Larene Le Gassick is the volunteer organiser of the Women Who Code Brisbane meetup which is inspiring women to excel in technology careers. This organisation has a vision for a world where women are proportionally represented as technical leaders, executives, founders, board members and software engineers.

She voluntarily organises monthly meet-ups and other community events to support and encourage women to pursue careers in technology. Larene is seen as a pillar for women in the software community in Brisbane and works hard to find sponsors and speakers for Women Who Code whilst managing her full-time work commitment. She also shares her technical knowledge as a speaker at some of Australia’s largest software conferences such as YOW!, DDD, and NDC Sydney.

Larene has worked as a research engineer in robotics and computer vision, led tutorials in software engineering and machine learning, and held after-school coding classes for primary and secondary school students. In 2014, she travelled to Silicon Valley in the USA to find out more about the digital start-up culture.

She is currently a software engineer at Work180, a startup that advocates for working women to have access to employers who support diversity, inclusion and equality.

Larene’s activities:

Monthly Women Who Code meetups, to provide skills training in coding to assist women to move into STEM employment areas.

Providing technical addresses to conferences and be a role model for women in the ICT industry.


Larene is nominated by Muses Code JS (previously “Node Girls”)

Helping women pursue careers in digital technology

Located in Brisbane

Larene Le Gassick is the volunteer organiser of the Women Who Code Brisbane meetup which is inspiring women to excel in technology careers. This organisation has a vision for a world where women are proportionally represented as technical leaders, executives, founders, board members and software engineers.

She voluntarily organises monthly meet-ups and other community events to support and encourage women to pursue careers in technology. Larene is seen as a pillar for women in the software community in Brisbane and works hard to find sponsors and speakers for Women Who Code whilst managing her full-time work commitment. She also shares her technical knowledge as a speaker at some of Australia’s largest software conferences such as YOW!, DDD, and NDC Sydney.

Larene has worked as a research engineer in robotics and computer vision, led tutorials in software engineering and machine learning, and held after-school coding classes for primary and secondary school students. In 2014, she travelled to Silicon Valley in the USA to find out more about the digital start-up culture.

She is currently a software engineer at Work180, a startup that advocates for working women to have access to employers who support diversity, inclusion and equality.

Larene’s activities:

Monthly Women Who Code meetups, to provide skills training in coding to assist women to move into STEM employment areas.

Providing technical addresses to conferences and be a role model for women in the ICT industry.


Larene is nominated by Muses Code JS (previously “Node Girls”)