January 27: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 43

We’re back with our new edition of Women in Tech Weekly, ready to inspire you once again! Super excited to share stories of these amazing women that are owning 2020 already!

Do you have some interesting stories to share as well? Then, make sure to check out the submission form below! ?

Featured Woman ?‍?

Victoria and Vicky’s Daily Stand-up

Vicky is an awesome human being and such an inspiration! She was drawn to technology for its almost magical powers and is almost entirely self-taught. She also creates incredibly valuable content and breaks down complex concepts into digestible and easy to understand videos. To sum up: you absolutely have to follow her!

Learn about Victoria’s story here!

Celebrations ??

Bianca is celebrating her promotion to IT project manager!

In her own words:

“Besides my role as a full-stack developer, I got promoted to IT project manager which brings not only a significant change in career but also in salary.”




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What are your wishes for 2020? Mine are: 1- be healthier. Eat healthier and exercise regularly. 2- eat less meat 3- learn more React 4- create an app 5- finish my graduation. And yours?

A post shared by Bianca | Front-end Developer (@biadev) on Jan 3, 2020 at 5:47am PST

Tierra got a CS Master’s degree @ UPenn!

In her own words:

“I studied journalism and media communication in undergrad and worked at a TV station for two years. I wanted a change, so I took a leap of faith and went all in as a graduate student!”!




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💭 what goals do you have for the future of the tech industry?⁣ ⁣ 👩‍💻 around the time i was born, American computer scientist Dr. Anita Borg spoke at a conference of her goal to have 50% representation for women in computing by the year 2020.⁣ ⁣ 🤝 today, many organizations are committed to achieving this by 2525, and i would love to see that happen! ⁣ ⁣ 📝 what needs to occur to make sure we’re on track, and what other goals do you have? ⁣ ⁣ 🧁 fun fact: Dr. Borg and i share a birthday — it’s this friday!

A post shared by Tierra 👩🏾‍💻 Design && Code (@tierrabyte) on Jan 14, 2020 at 10:28am PST

Hiba is celebrating an experience to remember!

In her own words:

“⁣⁣⁣⁣On Wednesday my team, @NorcoNasaSuits got the chance to have a virtual session with Astronaut Tyler N. Hauge! We’re nearly 3 months away from our project deadline. We’re creating an augmented reality HUD for astronauts that might be used for NASA’s Artemis Mission. ??‍??⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣”

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7tFFp1g1vR/

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We enjoyed listening to your experience as an astronaut and also getting the opportunity to ask you questions live! 😁🚀⁣ —⁣ 🎦 [01.22.20]⁣⁣ 🔂[Like & Share!]⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ➡️[Link in bio for other ways to stay connected!]⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ #️⃣[Follow our hashtag: #norconasasuits⁣⁣]

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Astronaut’s Page:




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Awesome time chatting all things spacewalk with #NASASUIT teams! Their efforts are taking exploration to the next level. Exactly what #Artemis needs!

A post shared by NASA Astronaut Nick Hague (@astrohague) on Jan 23, 2020 at 9:44am PST

Holly got the TechWomen100 award!

This is awesome, Holly! Congratulations, girl, this is super well-deserved 🙂 And what a wonderful company you’re in there – that list of 100 badass women makes my heart smile ?




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FAQ Q.11 // What do you do at Microsoft? 👩‍💻 . As you probably know, I am a software engineer at Microsoft on the Cortana for Windows team! I have collectively worked for the company for over 2.5 years. During that time I have worked on #Paint3D 🎨 (1 year internship), #Xbox 🎮 (3 month internship), and #Cortana on #Windows 💻 (1.5 years FTE). . My team and I are responsible for core client-side features and the main look and feel of Cortana on Windows. ✨ Because of this, I collaborate closely with designers to create experiences that users love, look and feel beautiful, and will make users more productive. . I'm very thankful to be able to also work on #Women#InTech initiatives like organizing the #DigiGirlz tech fair, building the women in tech community at @microsoftuk in my role on the Technical Women @ Microsoft Board, and connecting & support other female microsofties who reach out to me. 👯‍♀️ . My days are busy, but I have a blast every day. I am challenged, I learn constantly, I grow, and have fun doing it with amazing people. . . . #herhelloworld #womenintech #girlswhocode #girlpower #womeninstem #girlboss #builtbygirls #dev_girls #engineergirls #womenempowerment #ilooklikeanengineer #stemsquad #microsoft #stemforfem #femalehustlers #womenwhoengineer #stemher #earlyincareer #microsoftlife

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Marie is doing research at Johns Hopkins University!

Marie, this is incredible! We’re all so proud of you and are very excited to follow your journey into machine learning and also as a masters student at such an awesome place. Congratulations and super well done for going for your dreams!