About Seattle

Seattle and the surrounding area are a well-known technology hub and home to many industry icons, including Microsoft, Boeing and Amazon, among others. According to Forbes, the Seattle metro area has seen a 12 percent increase in tech jobs over the past two years, and a 43 percent increase in tech employment from 2001 to 2011.

Who We Are

ABI.Local is a newly launched network of local communities that connects women technologists from around the world to network, find new opportunities and support each other in their careers. ABI.Local communities offer meetups, codeathons, GHC/1 conferences and other valuable events for technical women. We created ABI.Local to help further the mission of, a non-profit dedicated to advancing women technologists. We aim to sustain the inspiration and excitement generated at our flagship event, the Grace Hopper Celebration. As the largest gathering of women technologists in the world, it’s an incredible event – but it only occurs once a year. ABI.Local communities provide a year-round platform for women to network, find inspiration, and advance their careers.