’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.
Girls need more inclusion and more role models. How many female Mark Zuckerbergs can you think of?
By Martha Kelly Girdler (Alumnus, Hacker School)
Right now (in technology) girls are rewarded when they fit in with the boys, but what about the girls that don’t and just want to be themselves? The outlets for them are few and far between.
There are many girls and women
By Joash Wee (Writer, E27)
With Lady.py concluding last month, Rails Girls brings more knowledge to the local developer community and hopefully will spur more execution of ideas. Join the Rails Girls for a two-day crash-course on October 7-8 in Singapore to the exciting world of building web applications with Ruby on Rails, with an Asian twist.
If you are a female programmer/aspiring programmer (guys may be considered but you will have to bring a female friend who is interested), you can apply for the one-day program here.