Tag Archive: Girl Develop It

  1. new-york-city
    by Managing Editor

    New York’s Top Lady-Led Startups

    Cindy Gallop’s site “If We Ran The World” encourages members to tap into great intentions and get help to follow through. Breaking down big goals into “microactions” that members can accomplish to chip away at audacious goals.

  2. moocs
    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.

  3. pitch nyc
    by Angie Chang

    Get Introduced To Startup Ecosystem Leaders At PITCH NYC 2012 – NY Tech Meetup, 85 Broads, Girl Develop It, Springboard Enterprises, Pipeline Fellowship, Startup Weekend, Girls Who Code, Golden Seeds

    Representatives from organizations will be attending PITCH NYC 2012.

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

    We are a little more than a week away from Women 2.0′s first PITCH Conference in New York – a full day of successful women entrepreneurs speaking about starting up and going big!

    Along with mentoring at lunchtime, we will be introduced to the startup ecosystem in New York on November 14 during lunch by:

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    by Angie Chang

    (Infographic) Ada Lovelace Day Celebrates Women Leaders In Tech

    The goal of Ada Lovelace Day is to create new role models for girls and women in these male-dominated fields by raising the profile of other women in STEM.

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

    Today is Ada Lovelace Day – October 16, 2012 is about blogging and sharing stories of women, from engineers to scientists, from technologists to mathematicians. Who has inspired you?

    Over the last year, a number of technical women

  5. hacknjill
    by Angie Chang

    Makers, First And Foremost

    At Hack’n Jill, our hackathon attendees are concentrating on building amazing products and services.

    By Eugenia Koo (Co-Founder, Hack’n Jill)

    Recently Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave some serious kudos to software engineer Nora Mullaney on Quora for Mullaney’s response to the question, “What advice would seasoned women in tech give to younger girls deciding to make a tech career for themselves?”

    The total response thread is delightfully lengthy

  6. code_615
    by Angie Chang

    Are You Aspiring To Code? Join The Club, Literally…

    A conference attendee said she didn’t study computer science in school and didn’t know any code a year ago, but is now working as a full-time developer.

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    by Angie Chang

    Interviews With Women Teaching Women Coding

    Talking with Girl Develop It, Ladies Learning Code, Web Start Women and Startlucks.

    By Jennifer Lindner (Organizer, RailsBridge & Freelance Open Source Developer)

    There’s a rapidly growing movement of women teaching women technology skills: all over the Americas, self-starting organizations are running hands-on classes to huge success. Girl Develop It, Ladies Learning Code and Web Start Women are all great examples of startup-savvy applied to gender in technology.

    Here are some excerpts from a series of interviews with each of these organizations. Although in very different locations, all report similar experiences with breaking down fears about technology, building confidence, support from their local technology community, and the success of hands-on teaching techniques.

  8. stock-footage-portrait-of-female-finance-manager
    by Angie Chang

    Why The Web And Global Financial Systems Need Female X Factor

    By Twain Liu (Founder, Senseus)

    The global financial crisis is causing $100+ trillion of effects to our households, communities and economies, and its root causes go beyond the behaviors of a few dozen bankers and the responses of regulators and politicians.

    The system’s failings are actually also in the code and mathematical models underpinning the technologies that are supposed to support intelligent decision-making but which are sub-optimally smart because their Y logic is missing female X factor.

    Since 2008, there have been calls to increase the

  9. Color.xxx Launch Party
    by Managing Editor

    Presenting the 7X7 Mentoring Salon at New Work City

    By Christina Vuleta (Founder, 40:20)

    Every woman deserves to have her own advisory panel.  As part of 40:20 Vision’s mission to start conversations and facilitate mentoring between generations, we offer live mentoring events between older and younger entrepreneurs.

    The idea is that we can have more than 20:20 vision if we share our knowledge in a mentor-like, collaborative setting.

    7X7 is not a networking event or cocktail party. Rather, it’s a group of 7 experienced and 7 aspiring / new female

  10. Hamptons-Hackathon-oo
    by Angie Chang

    Hamptons Hackathon for Humanity Produces Game on Human Trafficking to Raise Awareness

    By Deborah Jackson (Founder & CEO, JumpThru)

    The Hamptons Hackathon for Humanity, or #GDIHHH on Twitter, was not your typical hackathon. The location was unique —- in South Hampton, New York two miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The food was better -— instead of pizza we dined on fresh fish, marinated skirt steak and fresh local peach pie.

    The participants were all female, except for one awesome male programmer. We also had a full range of ages from a recent high school graduate to women who have had multiple careers. I was in the latter group, having been an investment banker