Listen: Julia Taylor and the Rise of GeekPack

Julia Taylor didn’t set out to create an e-learning business for women; she was just trying to find a job that she could perform regardless of where the military stationed her husband. In 2014, she stumbled across website building and began teaching herself to code. The journey wasn’t easy. There was no curriculum, no benchmarks, and no community. Sometimes when she’d ask a question, the responses—usually by men—were derogatory. She pushed on and eventually founded GeekPack, a company that not only teaches women to code, but also provides a supportive, online community for learning and professional development. 

Today, GeekPack is known for its signature product WP Rockstar—an in-depth WordPress tutorial—live coding challenges, and advice on starting your own business, including how to look for clients online and marketing. 

"Learning to code gives them that added benefit from the tech side, but also from a confidence side."

Julia Taylor, Founder of GeekPack in Durango, CO

Julia Taylor, founder of GeekPack in Durango, CO

Julia Taylor is the Founder of GeekPack, in Durango, CO

Julia Taylor is a (former) military wife, self-taught web developer, lover of location independence, and a passionate advocate for women in tech! In the pursuit of her own career and career progression, she taught herself how to code. Julia recently participated in the Southwest Colorado Accelerator Program for Entrepreneurs (SCAPE) in Durango and will soon join the Colorado SBDC Tech Venture Accelerator for Women. She now lives at the base of the La Plata Mountains near Durango, CO.