Tag Archive: Silicon Valley

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    by Angie Chang

    Keep on Swinging – Even with Corn In Your Eye

    That’s the mantra I’ve adopted – being dropkicked, half-nelsoned, or even having a big corn in the cob stuck in your eye (Mexican wrestling is pretty dramatic), I’ll keep on swinging.

    By Tania Rojas (Co-Founder, JetFreely)

    Recently, an interesting thing happened to me during a demo at a large tech meet up. A gentleman waited patiently for me to finish my conversation with someone else. I approached him, prepared to make a stance on how my startup planned to make money or acquire customers. “Miss, you must tell me,” he said with eager eyes, “Where did you get your tan?”

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    by Angie Chang

    Help Kickstart Infographic Book "Becoming An Entrepreneur"

    Support Anna Vital’s book of infographics on entrepreneurship on Kickstarter here.

    By Vlad Shyshov (Co-Founder, Vash)

    Most people struggle with reading text – truth is, no one has time to read anymore. There is a person who had this problem and found a solution – let me tell you a really short story about her.

    The dyslexic kid Anna Vital was bright but never read much. She loved learning, but text just didn’t make sense to her. She learned by doing.

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    by Angie Chang

    CODE2040 Matches Black And Latino Student Engineers With Internships At Startups

    Applications for CODE2040 fellowships are due October 31, 2012.

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

    People of color will become the majority in the United States by the year 2040. Some have noted that the minority achievement gap will not be closed that same year, and started a technology program to actually do something about it.

    CODE2040 aims to close the gap by increasing the number of underrepresented minorities in technology

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    by Angie Chang

    Lisa And The 30-Pin Adventure, Or "Why I Built A Hardware Startup"

    Here I am, over two and a half years later, and to date, Revel has built not one, but two pieces of proprietary hardware!

    By Lisa Falzone (Founder & CEO, Revel Systems)

    When I finally took the leap into Silicon Valley entrepreneur-dom, hardware was certainly the last thing on my mind. I had started a software company, after all — the award-winning leader in the iPad point of sale space, Revel Systems. Sure, hardware was a necessary component, but we could just buy all that. Right? Why venture into the unknown?

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    by Angie Chang

    Middle Eastern Tech Women Visit Silicon Valley (TechWomen)

    The goal of the TechWomen program is to empower high-potential technical women.

    By Laura Yecies (CEO, SugarSync)

    When I learned about the TechWomen Program of the US Department of State, I knew immediately I wanted to be involved. Readers of this blog know of my early career goal to be a diplomat. I have long been interested in the Middle East and have visited Israel, Egypt and Jordan.

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    by Angie Chang

    After 10-Week Python Training Program, Women Engineers Receive Job Offers From Silicon Valley Startups

    Hackbright Academy in San Francisco trains women to be developers.

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

    Andree Brazeau moved to San Francisco from Canada and began teaching herself to code. A year later, she still wasn’t able to find a job as a developer, so she applied for Hackbright Academy. The Python training program was already full, but Andree persisted. Thanks to a last-minute dropout, Andree was admitted to the all-female software training program in June.

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    by Angie Chang

    Computer Programmers Learn Tough Lesson In Sharing

    Pairing is finding fans at technology companies…

    By Joseph Walker (Writer, Wall Street Journal)

    Virginia Woolf argued that a woman writer needs a room of her own. In Silicon Valley, some companies are questioning whether software programmers even need their own cubicles.

    Their method is “pair programming” — where two people share one desk and one computer.

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    by Angie Chang

    What Is A Design Product Manager?

    Design Product Managers sit at the intersection between technical and business (engineers and marketers).

    By Samihah Azim (Design Product Manager, BizeeBee)

    This is a question I’m often asked. Sometimes we’re labeled as Product Designers, other times it’s Product Managers, and even other times we’re Product Managers of User Experience. But labels are just that – labels. To fully understand what a Design Product Manager is, I’m going to attempt to summarize below.

    Traditionally, Product Managers have either come from engineering (technical PM’s), or they’re more business minded, typically hailing from Marketing (PM’s focused on growth). But what we’re seeing in Silicon Valley is this understanding that users

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    by Angie Chang

    Top 10 Ways 500 Startups Open Doors For Love With Food

    The 500 experience has definitely helped us grow in many unimaginable ways, more than I can list…

    By Aihui Ong (Founder & CEO, Love With Food)

    There are so many incubator/accelerator programs in Silicon Valley (e.g. AngelPad, 500 Startups, YC) and each has a different application process, providing different levels of investment in exchange for equity. However, they all share a common trait – they aim to open doors for you, help propel you to the next stage of your startup growth. What they don’t do is spoon-feeding. Hand holding not included.

    Love With Food is fortunate to be part of 500 Startups (graduated Feb’12), one of the top 10 startup incubators