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December 3: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 35

Another Tuesday, another issue of Women in Tech Weekly, and as always, it’s my great privilege to share stories of amazing women and their brilliant accomplishments with you ?

However, this issue is special, because, besides your weekly dose of female empowerment, inspiration, and very useful resources, I have a special announcement and a unique opportunity for you, so keep reading ?

Featured Woman ?‍?

Samantha and Air.sea.sam

Sam is an awesome human and a beautiful soul! She is currently in the process of getting her PhD in Air Sea Physics and creates amazing and super engaging content on the topic. I love learning more things more Sam, she always makes me discover something new!

Celebrations ??

Christina participated as a judge in a school’s STEM competition!

In her own words:

“I volunteer as a STEM professional at Hill End primary school in regional NSW. I recently helped judge their annual STEM competition. A number of remote regional primary schools were invited to send teams to participate in this competition. These remote schools are hundreds of kilometers apart, and some have only 15 children! The children had to complete 3 STEM-based challenges using creativity and teamwork. It was a fantastic day and a great initiative.”

It was a pleasure and privilege to be invited to be guest judge at Hill End's annual STEM competition. This school has just 13 kids and their principal is leading the way in improving the kids' engagement and interest not only in STEM, but in school altogether. | Teams from regional NSW schools in Glen Ines, Ulan, Lue, Wattle Flat, Hargraves, Ilford, and Hill End (my partner school) had to be creative and communicate to win challenges and take home the prize. | It was so inspiring and fun to watch their little minds thinking hard and coming up with all sorts of inventive ways to tackle the challenges. | Aaaand I also got to hang with their resident mummy and joey kangaroo, who hangs in their school garden for real! Check it out in stories today 💕 (also how cute is their old school bell?) #csiro #volunteeringisfun #volunteerlife #regionalnsw #stemkids #stemeducation #stemgirlsrock

A post shared by Scientist (@hello.neuro) on Nov 28, 2019 at 11:23am PST

Magda launched Python’s Advent Calendar!

In her own words:

“This year I’m launching the ??????’? ?????? ???????? challenge for those who want to improve their Python coding skills and.. win a nice, nerdy Xmas present! ⁣? The participants (over 150 coders!) need to solve all of the 24 small tasks on a daily basis to get a chance of receiving a gift from Santa’s helper ?”

𝐁𝐈𝐆 𝐗𝐌𝐀𝐒 𝐀𝐍𝐍𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐂𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓⁣ 🎅 ⁣ This year I'm launching the 𝘗𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘯'𝘴 𝘈𝘥𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘊𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘳 for all of you who want to improve your Python coding skills and.. win a nice, nerdy xmas present! ⁣🎁 ⁣ If you want to participate, just sign up for this challenge using the form provided on my profile (link in bio!) 💪 ⁣ You will need to solve all of the 24 small tasks on daily basis to get a chance of receiving a gift from Santa's helper 🎅 I'm not going to reveal all the great things you can win if you finish the challenge yet, but one of the special gifts is a 50€ coupon code for @devherobrand shop that can get you i.e. a cool coder t-shirt 👕❤️ ⁣ How does that sound? Are you in? 🎉 ⁣ ⁣ Tag a friend who might want to join as well!⁣ 👨‍💻 ⁣ ⁣ 📸@digitalwandering #adventcalendar #codingchallenge #programming #xmas2019 #gifts #python #coding #24daychallenge #adventskalender #pythonprogramming #learnpython #datascience #girlsinstem #womeninstem #stemgirls #geekgirl #digitalnomadgirls #digitalnomadlife #techinfluencer #travelingprogrammer #polishgirl #coder #codergirl #womenwhocode #womenintech #techlife #techgirl #techinfluencer #developer #devgirl

A post shared by Magda | Data Scientist (@travelingprogrammer) on Nov 27, 2019 at 5:51am PST

Nashali got her first internship offer!

In her own words:

“After a very difficult couple of years with personal problems, I’m finally getting back on track with my studies and future career. It’s been a dream for years to obtain an opportunity where I can finally have a little taste of what’s it like to work as a computer engineer and now this is my chance. And now I was offered an internship opportunity in Texas with Verizon.”

A post shared by Nara (@naracancel) on Jan 4, 2019 at 6:50am PST

Amber finished her first year of her BS in Computer Science program!

In her own words:

“Today marks one year since deciding to go back to school for a BS in Computer Science. One year down and I am halfway through my program ?”

A post shared by Amber Rae Toro (@amberraetoro) on Dec 1, 2019 at 9:45am PST

Alison made the 2019 Bitch 50 list!

“The Bitch 50 highlights the firsts and the pioneers; the people who created a ripple or a path from the margins to the center.” – and Alison was recognized in the Science and Tech section next to Katie Bouman who discovered the Black Hole!! This is amazing, Alison, we are all so proud of you! Thank you for inspiring all of us to make our dreams a reality even if it means creating a completely new path for them.

Resources ?‍?

Some great tips on how to find freelance work, because becoming a good programmer won’t attract you clients on its own! 

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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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