Tag Archive: Jane Wang

  1. 2013-03-18-angelinvestors
    by Angie Chang

    The Changing Face of Startup Angel Investors

    While the issues facing female entrepreneurs are complex, a key obstacle lies in that the gatekeepers to capital are predominantly and were historically men.

    By Jane Wang (Software Engineer, Etsy)

    Funding is a tough nut to crack for many first-time entrepreneurs, and even a tougher nut for those from atypical backgrounds, such as minorities, women, LGBT members.

    In a restaurant in south Austin, a group of powerful women

  2. bet-on-yourself
    by Angie Chang

    Women: 5 Tips To Be A Standout

    Whether it be picking up new skills, throwing away your fear of the unknown, or just betting on the right person or plan, here are a few tips to get your started.

    By Jane Wang (Hacker, Etsy)

    We all know that women outperform men academically, but for whatever reasons our professional careers seem to be far less rewarding – both financially and personally.

    Well, work isn’t school, but it is the place where we spend the majority of our lives. So I ask what is that’s holding us women back

  3. Web
    by Angie Chang

    How I Learned To Code

    It requires a commitment of putting your life on hold. It was a right time for me, because I had achieved enough proficiency that I knew I could build. Being able to do well at Hacker School has validated for me that I have been initiated to this path of software engineering.

    By Jane Wang (Hacker, Etsy)

    Learning to code is one of the most empowering things that I’ve done and I’m thankful for learning it everyday. My journey started in January of 2011 when I signed up for a beginner web development class at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

    My motivation was mostly out of curiosity

  4. slideshow_01-540531c0d5690f948a4d5d02c5400827
    by Angie Chang

    Hacker School Alum Answers 5 Questions About Applying

    Apply early and do your best on the application, but do not agonize over it. Also please don’t wait until the start of Hacker School to start building. Start now. If you want to go to Hacker School, just remember – keep building.

    By Jane Wang (Hacker, Etsy)

    I have received questions about Hacker School from the ladies at Women 2.0, members of NYTechWomen, and friends of friends through email introductions. I will do my best to address these below.

  5. LearningToCode
    by Angie Chang

    5 Reasons You Should Apply To Hacker School

    There’s a focus at Hacker School to ship. People will ask you about what you build every week. You get to ship and tell people about it.

    By Jane Wang (Hacker, Etsy)

    Women who are interested in programming and computer science should be encouraged to take the leap in the new year and apply to Hacker School now. The application is open until Tuesday, January 1 at 11:59pm EST.

    Here are 5 reasons why you should apply

  6. slideshow_10-946606d26b237ebc765bf52fd2ed70f1
    by Angie Chang

    Is Coding For Women?

    I’m afraid that women may fall into the trap of thinking that it is harder than it actually is and thus approach it with an expectation that they can only scratch the surface and cannot go deeper.

    By Jane Wang (Hacker, Hacker School)

    Why you ask?

    David Albert, a co-founder at Hacker School, a program that is targeting towards 50% female enrollment, says software engineering requires less pedigree than other competitive professions, because a degree says less about how good someone is as a programmer than his or her code.

    It’s hard to argue with good code. True to the Hacker Ethic, software engineering is a field for real meritocracy.