Tag Archive: Women Who Code

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    by Angie Chang

    Because Knowing How to Code Isn’t Always Enough

    Women engineers entering the field now are definitely in a better support system.

    By Sujata Menon (Java Developer, Marqeta)

    For a woman in tech today, there are quite a few resources out there to help one advance technically and professionally. This was not the case even 5 years ago. Being the lone woman engineer in an all-male team was the norm for me; and I hardly ever discussed being female or anything related to it. I really did not miss any discussions that were female-centric, and was happy and proud being a techie.

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    by Angie Chang

    From "n00b" To Engineer In One Year

    I am joining Red Hat as a Associate Software Engineer.

    By Lynn Root (Founder, PyLadies San Francisco)

    It is my great pleasure (and squee!) to share with my friends, family, PyLadies, Twitter nerds, Women Who Code’rs, DevChixen, Systers, and everyone else that I can now say: I am an Engineer.

    Yes, the same person that once did not know the difference between a compiler and an interpreter, couldn’t explain

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    by Angie Chang

    4 Hacks To Learning To Be A Hacker, "A Python Ate Me!" & More

    Programming is by no means an individual pilgrimage; seeing what others are working on and helping/getting help from others can make learning much more fun and rewarding.

    By Michelle Sun (Student, Hackbright Academy)

    It’s the beginning of Hackbright Academy, working on Python.

    There has been ups and downs, some days (and nights) of pure nightmares, literally (quoting one of my classmates, “I dreamed that a python ate me last night”!), and some days of awesome state of “flow”, when hours seem to fly by and lots get done.

    I begin to realize I am approaching this 10-week course less as a syntax crash course, more of a training of the mind. Many hackers eventually build in other languages, but mastering

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    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

    Almost $20k Cash – AT&T Hackathon Recap (Engineers Don’t Blog)

    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

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    by Angie Chang

    5 Reasons Why Knowing How To Code Is Good For Entrepreneurs

    By Alicia Liu (Co-Founder, RivalMetrics)

    This is a version of the lightning talk I gave at the Women Who Code Meet Up last month. It’s in the context of why startup founders should code, but can be applied to anyone on a small tech startup team.

    #1 – Understand what is actually going on.

    So you have validated your business idea, now you need to build it. When you code, you learn how long things take to implement. You know what’s hard to do, what’s not, what can be done with the team you have, what skills you lack and need to hire for.

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    by Angie Chang

    Women Who Code Lightning Talk: Winning Hackathons (Video)


    By Anna Billstrom (Developer, Momentus Media)

    I spoke on “Winning! At Hackfests” for Women Who Code in San Francisco where we had 12-15 lightening rounds of women talking about coding. It was really awesome! Some favorites: using genetic algorithms to solve computing problems, and digital visualization.

    Back to me. Ever since seeing myself on cable access, singing and dancing in a musical at the age of 12, I’ve really cringed whenever I see myself on screen. Mostly because of the disconnect between how I think I appear, and how I really appear. Not that I’m judging the quality of my haircut or anything.

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    by Managing Editor

    Women Who Code: First Lightning Talks Event Videos Posted!

    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

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    by Angie Chang

    Female Founders to Follow (Women 2.0 Startup Weekend Mentors)

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

    Women 2.0 Startup Weekend (November 18-20, 2011 in San Francisco, CA) will host 150 hackers, designers, business and marketing people to build early-stage startups in 54 hours.

    Women 2.0 Startup Weekend 2011 MENTORS and their ventures:

    Sasha Laundy (Founder, Women Who Code)
    Sasha loves helping others learn cool things

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    by Angie Chang

    Bringing Together Women Who Code in the Bay Area

    By Sasha Laundy (Founder, Women Who Code)

    I love startups and the vibrant technical community in the Bay Area. While many men were friendly and helpful to me, I grew tired of being the only technical woman at event after event. I craved a space -— just one night a month! —- where I wasn’t the only one. Where I didn’t constantly have to prove myself with every introduction, and where I could see what other technical women were accomplishing. So I launched Women Who Code.

    Two months later, I have been overwhelmed by the community response. More than 300 women have joined