Women in Tech Weekly Issue 8

Can you believe that it’s already been 2 months since I’ve started this newsletter? I can’t!

It’s been so much fun celebrating all of you, amazing women – please keep all of these personal and career wins coming – as well as resources that you’d like to share with the world!

So let’s start with:

Celebrations 🥂🎉

Christina has started an Instagram account to document her journey learning how to code and to keep herself motivated!

Christina says:

“I’m teaching myself to code in my free time, and I’m really liking it! I’m trying to keep myself motivated to continue to learn, even when it’s hard, so I created an Instagram account to show off my work and build a network of supportive developers that I can learn from.”

Welcome to this awesome tech community, Christina! You can do this and we are all here for you in case if you need support or motivation ❤️

Sonia was selected to be an LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation) Peer Mentor!

Sonia says:

“LSAMP is a program at my college (Oregon State University) that provides support for minority students interested in STEM. Every summer the program offers a ten-day camp for new incoming students. I am an active member of the program. This year I applied to be a mentor for the incoming class of students. To my surprise, I was selected! So excited to “pay it forward” to help a future generation to succeed.”

Congratulations, Sonia!! I’m so excited for you and for all of the students that you will mentor 😎

Priyanka is starting an internship at Booz Allen Hamilton!

Priyanka says:

“I am starting an internship at Booz Allen Hamilton. Their internship program is called the Summer Games.”

Yessss you absolute rockstar! This is awesome, Priyanka, congratulations!!

Rebecca wants to celebrate the achievements of Women in Data: Megha, Olga, Kim and Beth

Rebecca says:

“We created this video to promote the awesome work these women do for our client every day. Of our data team, the majority are women like these. This video is their interesting and inspiring story.”

Celebrating other women’s wins is the ultimate badassery, Rebecca! Thank you for sharing this, it makes me so happy to hear their stories!!

Alexa is celebrating the launch of imagiCharm!

Alexa says:

“We are a female-founded company called imagiLabs that wants to spark interest in technology among more girls across the world. We’ve created our first programmable accessory, imagiCharm, which is launching via Kickstarter for pre-orders TODAY at 5 pm London time. imagiCharm connects via Bluetooth to our app where you can customize your gadget while learning how to code in python. There’s even a community in the app where girls can upload their coded creations and collaborate with others.”

I’m so excited that you are inspiring the next generation of badass girls in tech!! Super well done, Alexa, I can’t wait for this product to become mainstream 😍

Resources 👩‍💻

Ace Your Tech Interviews: What got me into Google, Microsoft and More – shared by Dasani

Dasani says:

“Tech Interviews are hard and there aren’t a lot resources out there. I’ve given over 50 technical interviews in the past few years and I’ve got a good handle on what does and doesn’t work. In the article I share the tips that got me and my friends into top tech companies like Google Apple Amazon Microsoft and more!”

#React100 with Lenora

Lenora has created an awesome community that’s learning React together and keeps each other accountable. She is also sharing her own journey with React on her Instagram!

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#react100 #reactjs #100daysofcode #codejourney

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7 Best Books for Frontend Development Novice to Level Up – by Victoria

Victoria wrote an awesome article that will be useful to anyone who is becoming a Frontend Developer!

Software Engineer Journey and Overcoming Struggles – interview with Ashley

Ashley has shared her journey into Software Engineering and was very open about the obstacles and struggles she had along the way – as well as how she has overcome them! This girl is such an inspiration!!

I’m so inspired by all of these badass ladies!! Cheers to you and to everyone who is reading this! Here’s to all of the things you will achieve this week 🥂

As always, 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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