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April 21: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 55

Welcome to yet another confusing Tuesday! I hope you’re staying safe and that you are giving yourself time, space and grace with everything that’s going on. In the meantime, here’s this week’s issue of Women in Tech Weekly to put a smile on your face!

Don’t forget to share your story for the next one. Make sure to check out the submission form at the bottom of the post 🙂

Featured Woman 👩‍💻

Sohini and Coding and Travel Diary

Sohini is a multi-passionate human with a heart of an explorer! She is constantly growing and learning new things, which you can tell by her social media. Follow this wonderful girl for a source of inspiration and to get her advice on how to navigate the tech industry!

Celebrations 🥂🎉

Farida got accepted to ‘Code in Place’ project by Stanford University Professors!

In her own words:

“Stanford University professors got together to make a one-time ‘Coding in Place’ project to teach Computer Science 106A to people from all over the world 😍. Stanford Professors, CEOs and rockstar developers got together to create a program with a class schedule for 6 weeks that includes live sessions with professors, lectures, discussion forums, handouts, assignments and a final project.

For this program, the university received more than 80,000 applications from all over the world. I am one of the 10,000 people who got accepted to the program and will be studying Stanford’s Computer Science 106A Lesson for #FREE 😍!

I never would have thought that I could make it to such a wonderful program. It’s clear that a lot of effort and time has been put into the course planning. Big thanks to Prof.Chris and Prof. Mehran for getting together and teaching this course to us. Also, I want to thank all the developers and professors who are there to help us with the course! Can’t wait to start this new journey 🤓😍!”

Vivian gave her first webinar with WWCode Mobile!

In her own words:

“I gave my very first webinar with WWCode Mobile speaking about the basic concepts of Clean Architecture and how they can be applied to mobile applications. This was one of my goals in 2020 and I can’t wait to collaborate more with the amazing women of the Women Who Code Mobile track!”

A post shared by Vivian Smiari • ICT Engineer (@viviansmiari) on Apr 17, 2020 at 7:37am PDT

Kellyn started a job as a front-end developer 🎉!

In her own words:

“There has been a while since I decided that I wanted to become a developer, but I had many insecurities. So 10 months ago I started to do a #100daysofcode challenge and code every day, that’s when I really started to dedicate myself and decided that I would make it happen. Now a new stage has started in my life and I feel very lucky to finally be doing what I love every day. ❤️”

[EN] ⁣Happy friday! How was your week? Mine started different and it's been amazing. This week I started a job as a front-end developer 🎉 and I'm so excited that I don't want to do anything else. 😅 ⠀ There has been a while since I decided that I wanted to become a developer, but I had so many doubts, insecurities, fears… So 10 months ago I started to do a #100daysofcode challenge and code every day, that's when I really started to dedicate myself and decided that I would make it happen. It's been a challenging journey, full of ups and downs. But what makes it rewarding is the experience and the learning. Nothing is easy. What matters – as the cliché says – is to keep going and never give up.⠀ ⠀ A new stage has started in my life and I feel very lucky to finally be doing what I love every day. ❤️ Thanks for all the support and I’ll keep sharing all the new challenges. • ⁣ [PT] Happy friday! Como foi a sua semana? A minha começou diferente e tem sido íncrivel. Eu comecei um emprego como front-end developer e estou tão animada que não estou querendo fazer outra coisa.⠀ ⠀ Tem um tempo já ue eu decidi que eu queria me tornar uma desenvolvedora, mas eu tinha dúvidas, inseguranças, medos… Porém há 10 meses atrás eu decidi fazer um desafio de 100 dias de código e programar todos os dias, foi quando realmente eu comecei a me dedicar e decidi que eu iria fazer isso acontecer. Tem sido uma jornada desafiante, cheia de altos e baixos. Mas o que a torna compensadora é a experiência e o aprendizado. No final das contas, nada é fácil. O que importa, como diz o cliche, é continuar e nunca desistir.⠀ ⠀ Uma nova etapa se iniciou na minha vida e eu me sinto muito sortuda de estar finalmente fazendo o que adoro todos os dias.⠀❤️ Obrigada por todo suporte, vou continuar compartilhando todos os novos desafios.

A post shared by Kellyn Duarte (@kellynvd) on Apr 10, 2020 at 4:25pm PDT

Resources 👩‍💻

Vivian says:

“This post gives a great explanation and approach for applying Clean Architecture to iOS mobile apps written in Swift. They call it Clean Swift and they use the ViewController – Interactor – Presenter (VIP) architecture.”

If you are interested in making your software accessible, make sure you follow Jenny’s posts on the subject and use her #bytesized tips!

What is accessibility (a11y)? ♿️👩🏻‍🦽👩🏻‍🦯🦿🦾🤓 Dictionary definition: the quality of being able to be reached or entered, easy to obtain or use, understood or appreciated 😁 ————————————— . What does an #accessible software look like? Here are the 4️⃣ principles of accessibility (the POUR principles) 👩🏻‍💻 —————— . 1. Perceivable – users must be able to perceive the content/information being presented 2. Operable – Users must be able to navigate the software and perform required actions 3. Understandable – content and operation of the user interface (UI) must be easy to understand 4. Robust – Software must be powerful enough to allow access to users as the technologies evolves. This includes the ability to support assistive technologies (AT) like text-to-speech (TTS), sip-and-puff systems, screen readers among many others . . 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹 . Today’s #bytesized #tips: 1. Check your website/software against the POUR principles 2. Realize that #accessibility goes beyond making your software accessible for people with disabilities (I’ll talk more about this in the future post) 3. Develop accessible #software will allow you can reach wider rage of audience

A post shared by Jenny | Software Engineer (@codenbyte) on Apr 15, 2020 at 9:40pm PDT

Are you just starting your tech journey? Here are some awesome tips from Eden, who has changed her careers from pre-med to software engineering.

A post shared by Eden Adler | Software Engineer (@edenadler) on Apr 18, 2020 at 6:43am PDT

How to Find Clarity During Crisis – created and shared by me 🙂

We live in very strange and disorienting times. Everyone’s daily routines have been changed drastically and there’s so much uncertainty in the air – because no one knows how long we will be in this state for or what will happen tomorrow. So how do you find clarity and direction amongst this chaos?

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below and if you’d like to share something for next week’s issue, here’s the submission form!! Bookmark that and add anything you’d like to share in there 🙂

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