Wǒ Men Podcast: Gu Xi, Female Coding Pioneer (Redux)


The Wǒ Men podcast is a bi-weekly discussion of life in China hosted by Yajun Zhang and Jingjing Zhang. Previous episodes of the Wǒ Men podcast can be found here, and you can find Wǒ Men on iTunes here.

In April 2018, we interviewed Gu Xi, a Chinese female coder and founder of Techie Cat, an online community that teaches Chinese women to code. Earlier this summer, she joined Apple’s “Behind Mac” campaign as a Chinese female innovator in this global initiative. We can see her beautiful face at London Bridge tube station, Hollywood’s Santa Monica Boulevard, and in the busy Beijing neighborhood of Sanlitun.

Chinese Coder Gu Xi Joins Grimes and AR Rahman as Face of Apple’s “Behind the Mac” Campaign

Today we will presented a re-edited version of this episode. Through our conversations with her you will hear more about her story as a typical and atypical example of the post-’95 generation in China, and how she built a tech community and while fighting against the strict and rigid Chinese education system to pursue the mission that she believes in. Enjoy!

Have thoughts or feedback to share? Want to join the discussion? Write to Yajun and Jingjing at [email protected].

Previously on the Wǒ Men Podcast:

Wǒ Men Podcast: Collector’s Edition

Wǒ Men Podcast: From a Chinese Military Officer to a Feminist

Wǒ Men Podcast: #MeToo Finally Takes Off in China

Wǒ Men Podcast
Wǒ Men Podcast is produced and hosted by Yajun Zhang and Jingjing Zhang, who discuss a variety of topics and share a diversity of voices from on the ground inside contemporary China.

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