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Women and Color: Frontend Web UI

Women and Color is an online community of talented women and people of color available for speaking opportunities at tech-related events.

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Get Involved

  1. Review our Contributor Guidelines and Code of Conduct
  2. Jump into our Slack chat channel, #womenandcolor
    • Anyone can request an invite to the CivicTech Toronto slack team.
    • Ping one of our project members (@heymosef, @sharonk) and say hey!
  3. Check out our Roadmap and Task Tracker to see what we're working on.
  4. Join us at a weekly CivicTech Toronto hacknight.
    • Join the meetup and RSVP to see the location.
    • We're there most every week, but you might want to jump into chat first, and ask us to make sure!


This code repository is the visual frontend part of the website. It's built in React using Material UI and CSS modules.

The other CivicTechTO/women-and-color-backend code repository powers the backend API, storing and retreiving data from the database that underpins the website.

Technology Used

  • ReactJS
  • Heroku

Local Development


  • Node.JS 8.x (Recommended install is via nvm)

Setting up and running the app

npm install --global yarn

Now (and whenever you pull new package changes), do this:

yarn install
yarn start

That's it! Your local development site is now available at: http://localhost:8080/

Integrating with the API

In order to use the API functionality, the backend code needs to be set up locally as well. The set up steps are:


Heroku is a platform for easily deploying applications.

A buildpack provides framework and runtime support for apps running on platforms like Heroku.

Please see for important details, including our use of:

  • Heroku Review Apps

License & Copyright

Copyright (C) 2017 Women and Color This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, version 3.0.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

See the LICENSE file for details.


👀 An online community of talented women and people of colour available for speaking opportunities at tech-related events.




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