Systers, an Anita Borg Institute Community

A community that supports all women involved in computing. We have both Peace Corps and Systers open source projects that help volunteers gain resources in their countries and build communities.


Systers was founded by Anita Borg in 1987 together with 12 other women as a small electronic mailing list for women in “systems”. Today, the list has over 6,000 members from at least 60 countries around the world. We continue to serve the community's original purpose by providing women a private space to seek advice from their peers, and discuss the challenges they share as women technologists.


  • Malaria[MLR] - Peace Corps gaming mobile app to help volunteers with prevention tactics.
  • Peace Corps Hub[PCHB] - Bringing all Peace Corps applications together in a Mobile App Control Center.
  • Peace Corps Sexual Assault App[PCSA] - An app that provides a compassionate and supportive response to all Volunteers who have been sexually assaulted.
  • Portal[PRTL] - Systers Portal is a unified platform for Systers and its sub-groups to share information and get the latest news.
  • PowerUp[PWR] - An educational choose-your-own-adventure game that allows young girls (12 to 14) to learn about reproductive health and self-esteem. (iOS)
  • Ushahidi Crowdmap[USH-A/USH-G] - The project is to identify homes where there are potential need of deaf services or someone in the home who is deaf.
  • Volunteer Management System[VMS] - Manages volunteer contact information, track hours and events they worked, and providing reporting functionality.


Email to be added to our Slack Group with the subject line: "Invite me to Slack for GCI 2015!"

Primary Open Source License: GNU General Public License version 2.0 (GPL-2.0)

Programming Languages:

  • python
  • ruby on rails
  • java
  • css
  • selenium


  • systers
  • women in tech
  • web development
  • mobile development