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.
This is my story of how I almost won $20k.
By Hadiyah Mujhid (Co-Founder, Black Founders)
This weekend I participated in the AT&T Mobile HTML5 Hackathon. I had very mixed feelings in the beginning about my participation for multiple reasons.
The first reason in which I was against participating is because I have a number of uncompleted apps from previous hackathons that I have yet to complete, and I didn’t want another incomplete project. But the top prize was $20k.
The second reason in which I was against participating
By Lukas Black (Build & Release Engineer, Mozilla)
On November 18th, 2011 — I jumped into the deep end of the Bay Area startup culture I have been lurking on the periphery of for the past two years of living here.
After going to my first Girl Geek Dinner at Microsoft a month ago, and preparing to talk about women in open source at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, it seemed very much up my alley to sign up for the Women 2.0 Startup Weekend held in San Francisco at The Hatchery.
I do always have ideas for new projects/apps though
By Jeffrey McManus (Co-Founder, CodeLesson)
When we started CodeLesson in 2010, we knew that people could benefit from a place online where they could learn to program on a flexible schedule. We figured we’d be most useful in helping people who code for a living stay on top of the latest languages and technologies.
But we were surprised when novice coders asked if we could help them become more technical. In fact, in our first PHP courses, more than one of our students described themselves as startup CEOs.
By Elaine Tsai (Organizer, Hack Nights for Beginners)
Women Who Code (WWCode) held our first lightning talks event on Tuesday, October 25. The event was filled with excitement, involvement, and proof that there are plenty of women interested in programming, hacking, and all things related to changing the gender gap in the tech industry.
With an amazing turnout rate of over 70 women, the ladies had plenty of time to meet new friends, reconnect over past programming projects and discuss new ideas. Sasha Laundy, founder of Women Who Code, kicked off the event by announcing
This is a rare opportunity to learn Node.js programming from an experienced developer who’s using the system in production today. For the full course outline and to register, click here. Class starts this Monday, sign up now!