Welcome to the GW Coders Group!
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What We Do

GW Coders is a study group that brings together students and faculty to apply computational and data analytics skills in research. Share your favorite coding skills and tools with your friends and faculty in no-pressure work-alongs. Learn about new research projects that you can contribute to. Get together to collaborate on coding projects; helping each other out and sharing your work. Meet new people in your field and across the University -- and find out all that we can get done when we connect.

Skill Sharing

Share your favorite coding skills and tools with your friends and colleagues in friendly, no-pressure work-alongs.


Get together to work on your coding projects, help each other out and share your work.

Community Building

Meet new people in your field, organization or community - and find out what we can do when we work together.

Who We Are

We are a diverse group hailing from multiple departments across GW and the greater DMV area.

John Helveston

PhD, Engineering & Public Policy

  •  R
  •  Data visualization
  •  Technology change

Ryan Watkins

PhD, Instructional Systems Design


Yumna Dahab

Systems Engineering (Major), Public Health (Minor)

  •  Photography, travel, nature


Regular meetups

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 concerns, GW Coders will not be meeting on-campus until the University has returned to normal operations. To get the link to our online meetings, please complete this short form or subscribe to the calendar.

Post COVID, we will meet every Friday at 11:00am in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab at GWU (2000 Penn., 7th Floor) throughout the academic year. Light lunch will be provided.

Unless otherwise stated, all our events are open to everyone (i.e. no registration necessary, just show up!). A list of all previous events and sessions can be found on the "Past Events" page.

Upcoming meetups!

Click on events in the calendar to see the topic, or subscribe to to add the events to your calendar.


Groups and resources for coding and research


Here is a collection of free resources for learning a wide variety of coding techniques and skills

Come Say Hi

We use GitHub to get coding help, talk about events, and share files. Join us there!