Women in Tech Weekly Issue 12

Another Tuesday, another Women in Tech Weekly Newsletter!

Preparing this column weekly and finding out about all these amazing women and their achievements is just the perfect way to start the work week… Hope their stories inspire you as much as they inspire me!

Celebrations 🥂🎉

Shay launched her first website!

In her own words:

“I just launched my first website! I wanted to have a central place for my followers to go and download all my free templates! You can find my habit tracker, simple budget spreadsheet, and so much more!

URL: https://techisthenewpink.wixsite.com/mysite

Priyanka got a new job!

In her own words:

“I was called for a trial week where I had to complete a task in 5 days after that couple of interviews happened and finally they gave me an offer.“

Sonia celebrated her birthday!

Happy birthday, you smart, talented and gorgeous person! Cheers to many smiles and incredible moments in your new year 🥂

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Resources 👩‍💻

Habit Tracker – created and shared by Shay

Shay says:

“Life can be crazy! We are all constantly moving at an incredibly fast pace and it seems like we let a lot of things slip. This Habit Tracker can be so useful to help you reach your goals, stay consistent, and stay accountable. Write down a few healthy habits you would like to start implementing and start tracking!”

Make your content more accessible – created and shared by Dasani

Dasani says:

“Making your content more accessible makes it better and easier for people to use. And all it requires is a little bit of awareness.”

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Let's talk about accessibility Want to reach more people? Make your content more accessible! It doesn't take a whole lot of extra work and accessibile content isn't just great for people with disabilities but also just better content for everyone involved. Here's a few things you can do: Use Alt Text: this is text that gets read aloud when someone is using a screen reader (software that helps visually impaired people navigate software). Make sure that you write out any text your image has here – and describe the image at hand. The goal is to convey to the user the message the image at hand is trying to say. Contrast & Size: in your stories or images make sure you have high contrast. This will really help people with color blindness or honestly anyone read your content better. Same goes for text size Audio: if you post a video make sure it has captions. In your stories if you're talking aloud make sure that you also describe in text what you're talking about – this is super useful for forgetful people like me who don't remember to bring their headphones all the time too. Tools like Amara and Dotsub can help you do this. Those are 3 really simple and easy things you can do. Just being mindful goes a long way! I'm still learning about how to be more accessible and I might be reposting and deleting some of my more inaccessible posts for this reason. If you know of any resources I haven't mentioned or any other best practices please share them in the comments! . . . #accessibility #webdevelopment #appdeveloper #computerscience #tech #bettercontent #accessibilitymatters #minoritiesintech #womenintech #developers #learnitall #learntocode #coder #codepeople #codinglife #programmers #programming #devlife #dailydoodles #dailytype #typographydesign #digitallettering #artistsoninstagram #bloggerart #newblogger #newartist #bloggersoninstagram #buildupdevs #python

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Thank you for the Feedback by Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen – shared by Dasani

Dasani says:

“It’s a book that helps you understand and utilize feedback to maximize the amount you grow – and growth is always a good thing.”

11 do’s and don’ts for your first programming job – created and shared by Eden

Eden says:

“This post is full of advice I wish I knew when I first started out and tips for ditching that ‘junior’ title.”

It’s been such a pleasure sharing in your achievements and going through the amazing resources you shared – thank you so much for being part of Women in Tech Weekly! ❤️

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below and if you’d like to share something for next week’s issue, here’s the submission form!! Bookmark that and add anything you’d like to share in there 🙂

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