Tag Archive: Blazing Cloud

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    by Betsy Mikel

    Making Sense of Big Data: Without These People, Your Company’s Data is Useless

    You’re supposed to be mining big data to find insights. But how? Thanks to these amazing people, you can learn how to tackle data science for your business.

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    by Angie Chang

    Computer Programmers Learn Tough Lesson In Sharing

    Pairing is finding fans at technology companies…

    By Joseph Walker (Writer, Wall Street Journal)

    Virginia Woolf argued that a woman writer needs a room of her own. In Silicon Valley, some companies are questioning whether software programmers even need their own cubicles.

    Their method is “pair programming” — where two people share one desk and one computer.

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    by Angie Chang

    Blazing Cloud Will Match Your Contribution To Black Girls Code

    “Although our the number of women in tech roles in the Bay Area is still small, there are a number of incredible women whom I met at events such as RailsBridge, Women 2.0 and Women Who Code events who have volunteered for our classes from the beginning.” – Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code.

    By Sarah Allen (CTO, Mightyverse & Founder, Blazing Cloud)

    Black Girls Code seeks to increase the number of women of color in digital careers, starting with 7-14 year olds.

    The campaign to support their “summer of code” ends in just a few days and they are almost half way to their goal.

    Blazing Cloud is pledging up to $1,000 as matching funds if employees or anyone in our community (teachers, students, TAs, or anyone who has worked with us in the past) gives to this campaign before Wednesday, July 11 @ 11:59pm

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    by Angie Chang

    11 Female Founders To Watch Running Successful Mobile Companies

    From IPOs to acquisitions, these women entrepreneurs launched and grew successful mobile startups.

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    A few women pointed out that the upcoming MobileBeat 2012 conference has practically no women on the speaking page. Well, we think there are plenty of successful women running mobile startups.

    Here are successful women entrepreneurs in the mobile space who have celebrated exits, managed major product launches and can speak to any number of mobile topics, from developing mobile apps to mobile advertising.

    Smart mobile industry insights can be gleaned from the female founders of mobile companies below:

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    by Angie Chang

    Awesome DevChix Speakers At Fluent Conference (May 29-31 in San Francisco)

    Here are awesome women developers who will be speaking at O’Reilly Fluent Conference (May 29-31 in SF).

    By Sarah Allen (Founder, Blazing Cloud)

    The O’Reilly Fluent Conference 2012 in San Francisco on May 29-31 has an incredible line up of speakers. The conference is generously supporting DexChix and other community projects with booth space. Come join us!

    Lea Verou, will be giving a keynote in the Pure Languages track on Demystifying Regular Expressions. Sara Chipps, Javascript developer and Founder of Girl Develop It, will be giving an instructional talk on how to build your own Gmail browser extension.

    Sarah Mei, Pivotal engineer, Disapora contributor, and co-founder of RailsBridge will be sharing her insight on Backbone.js:

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    by Angie Chang

    Ruby: More Than A Fun Programming Language

    By Elaine Tsai (Organizer, Hack Nights for Beginners)

    The Ruby programming community in San Francisco is phenomenal. While there may be a shortage of Ruby programmers in the Bay Area, there is no shortage of people interested and excited about the opportunity to learn.

    I attended my first Ruby on Rails event a couple of months ago, a RailsBridge “Outreach for Women” workshop. Not knowing what to expect, I came with an open mind, an excitement to meet other female programmers, and finally, an opportunity to learn some programming in an environment where I wasn’t the only female with absolutely no background knowledge.

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    by Angie Chang

    Learn Ruby with Blazing Cloud in San Francisco (Nov. 22 – Dec. 13)

    Women 2.0 is proud to partner with Blazing Cloud in San Francisco to offer the Women 2.0 community programming class: Ruby for Programmers (November 22 — December 13, 2011 from 6:30pm to 9pm for a total of 6 Tuesdays.

    This class is designed for people with programming experience in another language or who have been introduced to Ruby through Rails and want to learn more Ruby. In this class, we will focus on learning the Ruby language through exploratory development and test-first teaching.

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    by Angie Chang

    Easy as Pie? Teaching Code Literacy (Giving Tech Talks)

    By Sarah Allen (Founder, Blazing Cloud)

    I’ve been doing technical talks for over 20 years, starting with guest lectures as a TA in college.

    One of the main reasons I started giving tech talks professionally was because I didn’t see women doing it and felt that it was important for there to be a diversity of voices.

    I spoke often to very small groups and women’s groups before I started speaking at conferences, and have found that speaking experience has elevated my status as an expert

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    by Angie Chang

    Partner event: Ruby on Rails Class in San Francisco

    Learn to program with Ruby on Rails over the course of 8 Monday nights (April 25 through Monday, June 13, 2011, 7pm – 9pm) in Blazing Cloud’s San Francisco office. If you are an experienced programmer who doesn’t know Ruby or doesn’t know Ruby well, feel free to sign up.

    Through test-driven and exploratory development, you will become familiar with ActiveRecord, including associations. You will gain an understanding of the SQL implicitly written through your Ruby code. You will learn about customizing views, view helpers, routes and controller actions and understand the log file. After taking this class there should be nothing magical about scaffold. A book will be provided. There will be homework assignments that include both reading and writing code.

    This popular Rails class has been extended to 8 weeks to also include two classes on Ruby. We’ll be using Rails 3 for class, but I will review the differences with Rails 2, so you will be able to work on an older project if needed. Classes are taught by Sarah Allen and Curtis Schofield.

    Women 2.0 members save 10% on Ruby on Rails classes with discount code “women2”.

    Feel free to email any questions to Bill Devine at [email protected].