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Pushing the conversation on gender equality.

Month: July 2017

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Top tips for supporting more women in cyber security

This week we caught up with two of our HutZero graduates, Chongyan Gu and Kiran Bhagrota. We wanted to see how far they have come since last year and how programmes like HutZero can help support more female entrepreneurs. It…

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Why Wouldn’t You Want to Work at a Tech Startup?

A year ago, I left my job as a Process Engineer at a copper mine to become a Software Engineer at a startup, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. With the tech industry exploding…

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Why Wouldn’t You Want to Work at a Tech Startup?

A year ago, I left my job as a Process Engineer at a copper mine to become a Software Engineer at a startup, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. With the tech industry exploding…

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#BookingHacks All Women Edition — My experience

A couple of months ago I found an advertisement from Booking.com for one of their Hack-a-Holiday events. I had been to a hackathon before — HackTrain — and during their selection process I remember being told how difficult it was for them to find…

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Cómo pasé de ser socióloga a ser desarrolladora de software en un año

Escrito por Clémentine Pirlot y traducido al español por Maria Alejandra Yepes para Code Like a Girl. Ver artículo original en inglés aquí Tengo 28 años, y como muchas mujeres, nunca consideré la tecnología cómo una opción de carrera. Siempre fui…

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Life lessons learned while learning to code

Today is graduation day, but I’m gonna miss the ceremony. Final projects finished up last Saturday, and I arrived home to two sick kids and a tired husband. My daughter’s sickness led to pneumonia. So I’m home with her today….

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Are you even trying?

The hiring pipeline in tech is easy to blame. You’ve probably heard the excuses. Maybe made some of them yourself. I know I have. “There aren’t enough female candidates.” or “We don’t get many people of color applying for jobs.”…

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Imagination Is Your Only Constraint

I often speak about the power of public-private partnerships and frequently tout one of the Department of State’s cornerstone programs as a prime example: WiSci. The WiSci, or Women in Science, program is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Design,…

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Rails Girls Summer of (more than just) Code

What outreach actually means One month of Rails Girls Summer of Code 2017 is almost drawing to a close and we, at Team 200 OK, are absolutely overwhelmed by the interest you are showing in our progress through the summer. Thank…

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I Almost Left Tech Today, Here’s Why

https://pixabay.com/fr/femme-hai-le-grand-requin-blanc-2435605/ Today I read an article on why so many women leave engineering, and wanted to share it with my colleagues. I am the only woman on a team of 9 (5 male developers, 1 male scrum master, 1 male…

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5 Takeaways from Winning a Hackathon as a Female Business Student

My cofounder and I are two business women, and we attended our first hackathon — with no technical skills. Yes, it was intimidating, but we won 2 awards and learned so much more than we were expecting. These are our 5 key…

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How the Community Approach can Save Venture Capital from its Systemic Gender Power Dynamic

These past few months working in the tech world strongly reminded me of my early years in college, when I first began to comprehend the rampant power dynamics between women and men. In college, fraternities have parties and formals, in…

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Tuve una computadora en mi habitación y no me convertí en una programadora.

Escrito por Anabel. y traducido por César Arias para Code Like a Girl. Encuentra la versión original del artículo en inglés aquí En respuesta a “Como pasé de la sociología a ser desarrolladora de software en un año” de Clémentine Pirlot…

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Tech Industry Chaos brings Opportunity for Women

If you read the news, you might think that it is a terrible time to be a woman in tech but according to Christine Whitman, CEO of Complemar, this is the best time ever. Christine Whitman Christine has navigated gender bias…

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What Do Array Methods, Amazon Web Services, and Top Gun All Have in Common?

They were all extremely picky today — is the answer — sorry for being clickbait-y. This morning I tried to set up an Amazon EC2 instance to host my portfolio and I followed this video with varying degrees of success. https://medium.com/media/e6be51db23cffc5490972c12565f7624/href When I followed along…

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Mind The Gap: Negotiation Tips for Women

A recent bill passed in NYC prohibits employers from asking prospective job applicants about their salary history. The law goes into effect in October and was enacted as an effort to fight gender wage inequality. The logic behind the legislation…

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Plateau of the Gender Gap in Tech: A Story of Oblivious Education

Last week, I attended the Grand Global Challenges Summit, GGCS for short, a conference aimed at promoting social awareness in the world of engineering sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering in the US, UK, and China. During the second…

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When is a woman doing woman-things, and when is she just doing?

Is this a woman rock climber, or just a rock climber? [stocksnap.io Tommy Lisbin] I recently had a story requested by a publication that appears to be for all entrepreneurs, regardless of age or gender, or anything else as far as…