Tag Archive: Coursera

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    by Angie Chang

    Tech Women in 2013 TIME 100, Because Software is Eating the World

    What do the 100 most influential people in the world, as named by TIME magazine, have in common? Impact.

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

    TIME magazine’s annual 100 list of the world’s most influential people is out. Each individual is described in accolades by another influential person in a postcard moment.

    Here are some notable women in tech in the TIME 100, as described by another TIME-worthy notable individual:

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    by Angie Chang

    8 Female Founders to Watch Disrupting Education with Technology

    Education is ripe for disruption, and women entrepreneurs are at the forefront of the movement.

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

    From the educational aspect of gamifying the improvement and education of people, the possibilities are endless – many apps and companies are popping up looking to educate people (kids, second/third career adults, and everyone in between) on computational thinking, financial literacy, etc.

    Traditional academic institutions are going online, starting with university courses on YouTube and ending with massively open online courses available free of charge to whoever wants. Online collaboration is possible for students located in different areas of the world, and textbooks are increasingly going digital.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women At The 2012 Crunchies Awards, Tech’s Academy Awards

    Women took the 2012 Crunchies Awards stage as presenters, winners.

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

    Attended by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (accepting the award for “Best CEO of 2012”) and kicked off by presenter and sponsor Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, the 2012 Crunchies Awards in San Francisco last night did not disappoint.

    Women represented onstage, from Kleiner Perkins

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Become A Femgineer (Infographic: MOOC)

    ’bout time a girl founded the next Facebook/Google/Apple.

    By Frances Advincula (Software Engineer, Accenture)

    What I love most about being an engineer is at the end of the day, I am helping build a product, something tangible and measurable. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that right now, everyone wants to learn how to program, since the tech industry is currently so hot and well, it’s now cool to be a geek. To top it off, I’m sure you’ve noticed how everyone wants to hire top-notch engineers.

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    by Angie Chang

    Owning Your Education (Hungry For Life)

    While it is easy to read and read about certain theories, it is important to apply the learnings to a tangible output. For programming, the best way is to make a project, be it a mobile app, a website or a patch to an open source project, which leads to the next step.

    By Michelle Sun (Recent Graduate, Hackbright Academy)

    After a summer of intense, guided learning, I feel empowered and very blessed to be equipped with the right skills to pick up new skills along the way. Learning to program

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    by Angie Chang

    Software Engineering: Another Form Of Self Expression

    The barrier to learning how to program has been reduced to a computer and an Internet connection.

    By Martha Kelly Girdler (Software Engineer, Etsy)

    Initially, I didn’t think of programming as a way of expressing myself. The best analogy I can think of is learning to program is similar to learning how to write. In the beginning, you learn the letters, then the words, then after reading and studying others’ work, you begin to write on your own.

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    by Angie Chang

    Solving Signal:Noise Through Adversity And Diversity

    There’s a persistent signal:noise problem across the Web and women can do a lot to help solve this issue. We can do it because we’re great at contextualizing info and evaluating it in a way that’s different from what currently exists.

    By Twain Liu (Founder, Senseus)

    They say entrepreneurs are irrational optimists so I must be one. Who else but an irrational optimist is developing technology that might enable them to discern why consumers are buying their products and not just an app that teaches us how to apply lipstick