This supportive community, that ranges from behemoths like Google, to active and innovative individuals like James Governor, is a testament to the sheer potential of London’s startup tech marketplace.
By Francesca Krihely (Community Manager, MongoDB)
I moved to London in May and after living there for six months, I was pleasantly surprised at the market opportunity and community for startups in London. There have been a number of wildly successful London-based startups, namely Canonical, supporters of the Ubuntu Linux distribution and Last.fm, which was acquired
“I’ve noticed that many female founders are more conservative when talking about their personal accomplishments and contributions versus their male counterparts (who conversely overemphasis theirs).” – Stephanie Palmeri, SoftTech VC
By Abby Goldman (Producer, General Assembly)
Venture capitalist Stephanie Palmeri will be one of over 20 venture capitalists and founders speaking this Saturday at General Assembly’s Assembled Capital: A Founders’ Guide to Fundraising event. Save 15% on your ticket with discount code “Women2″
’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.
Come to Poornima’s workshop at General Assembly in San Francisco on October 27 for an Introduction to Product Development class to learn the process for picking features to create a viable MVP – register here to save 15% as a Women 2.0 member.
By Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder & CEO, BizeeBee)
I’m not sure they why the call it software, it’s so damn hard to build. In fact, I’m convinced the only reason they call it software is because hardware is harder to build.
UX Design Scholarship Winner Wendy Fong Shares Her Inspiring Woman Entrepreneur: Catchafire’s Rachel Chong
Wendy Fong (pictured) won a full scholarship to General Assembly’s UX Design course in San Francisco taking place this fall.
By Danielle Barnes (Programming Producer, General Assembly)
We are pleased to announce the recipient of General Assembly’s User Experience Design scholarship for Women 2.0 reader Wendy Fong.
As a teacher, designer, and artist, Wendy has always considered her audience while processing and creating work.
Win a FULL SCHOLARSHIP for General Assembly’s User Experience Design Course – enter your email for a chance to win!
By Christina Wodtke (Product Designer, Wodtke Consulting)
Historically, designers in technology companies often feel like the only girl in the room. They were brought in late, more often than not and shown a ugly product and were asked to “make it pretty.” This sounded mighty familiar to some, who also heard in their personal life to “just sit there and look pretty.”
Women 2.0 Discount On San Francisco General Assembly Classes (Taught By Clare Baley, Anna Pereira And Poornima Vijayashanker)
Save 10% on General Assembly’s classes in San Francisco with discount code “women2″.
Women 2.0 has partnered with General Assembly to offer a 10% discount on classes popping up in San Francisco this summer!
Mobile apps are hot. If you are interested in learning the basics of Android development, the Writing Your First Android App class on Wednesday, August 8 (6:30pm – 8pm) is for you! Clare Bayley, a product engineer at Hattery Labs, will teach you how to build a fully functional Android application – what software to use, how to architect your app’s life cycle and how to run your app on a device.
UC Berkeley Ph.D candidate Anna Pereira will be teaching