Natalie Sontopski studied Sociology, History and European Studies before joining the Code Girls founded a non-profit with the aim of offering free workshops and lectures on all aspects of code. In 2016 her book “We Love Code. The little 101 of programming ”. Since 2018 she has been employed as a research assistant in the digital culture complex laboratory at the Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, where she conducts research on the fundamentals of digital culture, code literacy, gender and digital technologies. She is currently preparing her doctorate on AI and gender using the example of digital language assistants.