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 is a community for all women involved in the technical aspects of computing. The list has over 5,000 members from at least 54 countries around the world. We welcome the participation of women technologists of all ages and at any stage of their studies or careers. Systers is the world’s largest community of women in technical roles in computing. It was founded by Anita Borg in 1987 together with 12 other women as a small electronic mailing list for women in “systems”. Systers continues to serve this purpose by providing women a private space to seek advice from their peers, and discuss the challenges they share as women technologists. Many Systers members credit the list for helping them make good career decisions, and steering them through difficult professional situations. Systers is curated by Her Systers' Keeper, Rose Robinson.

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

Programming Languages:

  • java
  • php
  • django
  • swift
  • python


  • women in computing
  • games
  • web
  • graphics
  • mobile