Women in Tech Weekly Issue Number 4

Today’s issue is full of goodness! I was editing this on a plane (and on the floor of an airport – check my stories to see that haha!), and all of the amazing women here made me so inspired that I forgot where I was!

Seriously, thank you so much to everyone supporting this project by submitting your news and resources – and by reading these issues! Please let me know if you have any ideas/feedback/comments 🙂

Alright, let’s get to the:

Celebrations 🥂🎉

Jenny was asked and gladly accepted to mentor our new intern!

In her own words:

“I’m excited and honored to officially be a mentor! I’ve learned a lot from my mentors throughout the years, and I can’t wait to share everything I know with my fellow woman in tech. First thing I plan to do is get to know her, and find out what she wants out this internship. Then, set achievable goals, and come up with a strategic execution plan. We have just a little over five months together, I hope to help her feel as ready as possible to enter this male-dominated industry. ”

This is awesome, congratulations, Jenny! I hope it’s unbelievably rewarding 😍😍

Luba hosted an opera concert in San Francisco!

In her own words:

“Hosted my 3rd opera concert in San Francisco, it was completely sold out, I had about 70 people and everyone loved it!”

How does this girl manage it all? This is incredible, you super woman!!

Roxana won 1st prize at a Hackathon!

This is incredible, congratulations, Roxana!! Learn more about her team, ARrested developers, and their Augmented Reality Assistant below:

Sabeen has published her first medium article with awesome tips on how to improve your resume!

In her own words:

“I wrote up an article that contains tips on how to write or improve your resume. I’ve been in the tech industry for over 10 years now and have interviewed tons of people so I wanted to share some tips that I’ve seen are helpful!”

Thank you for sharing your invaluable insights, Sabeen! And congratulations on your first article 😎

Lauren has launched a Podcast: We Belong Here Podcast { Lessons from Unconventional Paths to Tech }!

In her own words:

“A weekly podcast that aims to interview career changers & folks that are diversifying the tech industry.
We’re celebrating unique journeys and sharing stories about the different paths people have taken to enter the tech industry. We’re chatting about the skills they learned in their prior jobs, schooling, or life experiences & how they apply them to their current roles in tech.”

I’m very excited to add another podcast to my list! Super well done, Lauren!!

Emma got the highest score in her robotics class!

In her own words:

“I recently received an email from my tutor to let me know that I had the highest score in my class for my robotics assignment. I put a lot of work into reflecting on my code and writing interesting answers so I feel very proud!“

Ahh yes, you go girl!! We are all so proud of you, keep killing it!

Anna was part of an awesome project for a nonprofit organization, Coder Dojo Denver!

In her own words:

“We built an MVP web app (minimum valuable product) for Denver coder dojo with our way how we would change their current website and our ideas how to improve not only functionality but also user experience. It was really successful!! They really liked it and I would like to celebrate such an awesome project!
I was so honoured to be able to contribute to such an incredible organization.”

It sounds like such a cool project, Anna! Congratulations, girl!! 😎

Itzel has launched the DNI Youtube Channel to Provide Advice and Expose Students from her Community to the World of Tech!

In her own words:

“According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, Hispanic women made up only 1% of the computing workforce in 2017. Looking at the data from the National Science Foundation, the percentage of Hispanic women working in Science and Engineering occupations has stayed flat at an average of 1.8% over the past 20 years. 

Being the only Latina who graduated from the UC Berkeley class of 2017 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, I’ve seen and felt the impact of these percentages firsthand.

I strongly believe that you can’t be what you can’t see, and I come from a community where I didn’t have any role models who were engineers or scientists growing up, and I want to change that.

I feel a sense of responsibility to use the resources that I’m blessed to have to expose my community to the world of tech, to support and empower students who don’t know about opportunities in the tech industry, and hopefully by sharing my story, inspire others around the world to consider pursuing a degree in STEM.”

Yesss another awesome techy YouTube channel is joining our community! I love your videos, Itzel, keep them coming! 😍

Resources 👩‍💻  

For general goodness:

1. Girlboss Media – shared by Luba

Luba says: “Great website for women! (not just in tech)” – and I couldn’t agree more!

If you haven’t read the #Girlboss book by Sophia Amoruso, add it to your list for sure!

2. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown – shared by Sabeen

Sabeen says: “This is a great resource for learning the importance of vulnerability.”

3. Emma Wedekind on Twitter – shared by Sabeen

Sabeen says: “Emma is a woman in tech, she posts regularly on Twitter. She has great insights and information.”

AI & Machine learning:

4. Artificially Intelligent Claire’s blog – shared by Emma

Emma says: “I find Claire’s blog really useful for keeping up with everything AI and also for finding useful resources (for learning python etc). She also gives fantastic explanations of how to set up neural networks etc!”

Yes, Claire is amazing indeed!! If you’re interested in Artificial Intelligence and/or like nerdy fashion, you have to check out her blog!

5. Machine Learning by Andrew Ng – shared by Emma

Emma says: “I find this resource invaluable for understanding machine learning. Andrew Ng explains things wonderfully and guides you through to completing your own assignments- I learn by doing so this is amazing!”

Learn to Code

6. Python Institute – shared by Emma

Emma says: “A great website for learning python – it gets you prepared for certification in python and once you’ve completed it will give you a discount on one of their certifications!”

Career

7. Resume Tips 2019: 5 Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out! – shared by Itzel

Itzel says: “This video lists out 5 tips to help students develop a stellar resume that will set them apart from other candidates. These tips are applicable when creating both technical and non-technical resumes.

If you are currently in the process of applying to internships or job roles, this video is a great resource to help you develop a strong resume.”

Thank you ladies, for being such badasses and making this issue as inspiring as ever!

Also, I’ve just realised that Issue n4 marks a month since I’ve started this project 😍time flies when you’re having fun!

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below and if you’d like to share something for next week’s issue, email me at hello@codingblonde.com! I’m prototyping the system right now, but I’ll come up with a permanent submission tool soon 

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