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March 17: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 50

Happy Tuesday everyone, I hope you’re staying safe! Things have escalated quickly last week with Coronavirus (or COVID-19) being officially named a pandemic. The world seems surreal, I’ve never witnessed anything like it…

I hope you are taking the necessary measures to stay safe yourself and to take care of your community! At the same time, Coronavirus shouldn’t be everything you read/watch/talk about – because this information/panic overload it might have negative on mental health. So, to distract you from all of that – here’s another issue of Women in Tech Weekly!

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 👩‍💻

Laura and Technological Wellbeing

Laura is an absolute badass and a beautiful soul. Her background is in Psychology and she uses it to bring a new angle to the tech world! She is always up to something new and exciting (I mean she is working with technologies like VR, AR and Gaming!), so following her is always fascinating!

Celebrations 🥂🎉

Francesca is celebrating The HubSpot Product team leaders’ commitment to allyship!

In her own words:

“This year, in honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, HubSpot Product leaders got together to discuss what “each for equal” means to them. Learn more about HubSpot’s Product & Engineering team here.”

A post shared by HubSpot Life (@hubspotlife) on Mar 8, 2020 at 3:35pm PDT

Alex is celebrating a happy pregnancy and productive quarantine!

In her own words:

“After 3 losses we finally got far in our pregnancy 🤰 (going through the 6th month now) and I’m enjoying every second of it while staying productive and excited.”

A post shared by Ale Arce 🦩 (@theyogicoder) on Mar 15, 2020 at 6:10am PDT

Haley has a new blog website!

In her own words:

“I want to be a woman who uses the little platform she has to scream from the mountain tops that everyone *yes, EVERYONE* deserves a chance to be exposed to the beauty of science, technology, mathematics, and engineering. I am sick and tired of the STEM field feeling like this elite, inaccessible field that only certain “privileged” people belong in.

STEM is for everyone; that’s what this platform is all about.”

⁣⁣⁣⁣FUN FACT #1:⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ In the summer of 2017, a group of dedicated designers, researchers, and engineers at Google collaborated to create a comprehensive set of design guidelines — covering everything from typography and sound, to data visualizations.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ FUN FACT #2:⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ I wrote an article on my 𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐍𝐄𝗪 𝐁𝐋𝐎𝐆 hosted on my 𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐍𝐄𝗪 𝐒𝐈𝐓𝐄 talking about Google’s six design principles for any chart design. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Yes, that’s right folks!!! I finally went after a dream I’ve been avoiding for years now and started ✨my own website ✨ where I can share whatever comes into my brain.⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ I will be posting plenty of data science tips 📈, empowering thoughts 🌱, fun yoga workouts 🧘🏼‍♀️, and more ☕️🌊🌈🌃💅🏼, just like I do here. ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ But, as you guys have probably noticed, I tend to have a lot to say… Having my own website with no restrictions will open up so many doors for ways I can get creative with the content I share with you guys.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Head to the link in my bio if you get a chance and you can read up on the Six Principles for Designing Any Chart according to Google designers and engineers + a little bonus article about why I even started this new platform that I’m so excited about I can even contain it 🤓💗

A post shared by data dreamer | tech blogger (@data.dreamer) on Mar 15, 2020 at 5:25am PDT

Resources 👩‍💻

Alex says:

“Now that so many countries have asked society to stay home in quarantine to avoid the spread of Covid-19, we need guidance on how to keep our lives healthy productive and sane while we are indoors. So much has changed in our routines that we need tips to make the best out of these hard times. Only together we can succeed.”

Haley says:

“In 2017, a group of brilliant Google employees from different backgrounds (graphic design, research, engineering) came together to create a complete guide to data visualization. One of the byproducts of this guide was a list of six principles for designing any chart. These principles aren’t rocket science, but they are details that many people push under the rug. As a result, data visualizations are not as impactful as they could potentially be.”

Women in STEM by Maryville University – created and shared by Jenna

Jenna says:

“While serious obstacles remain and gender disparity stubbornly persists, the outlook for women choosing careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is brighter than ever. Two trends are converging at the right time: Societal misconceptions about women in technology fields are being blown up just as the industry’s need for skilled tech professionals skyrockets.”

Vicky covers SQL, Python and R – explaining how they work.

In today’s video, I would like to dive into three major languages in data science – #sql is a language to use to talk to the database. Consider it as the waiter at the restaurant it’s trying to tell you what are some dishes and what’s the kitchen specify is. – #python is a backend language. Widely used to created repetitive tasks. It has a better data handling. – #r is good for ad hoc and exploring datasets. It has extensive Visualization capabilities. . Hope that helps to explain a little bit of differences between those two 😘 . . . . ☝🏼Follow @vickysdailystandup for daily one minute video. . . . . Music by @iksonofficial . . . . #learntocode #computer #computerscience #coding #code #coder #data #datascience #dataanalytics #datavisualization #datascience #datascientist #datamining #programming

A post shared by 𝘝𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘢 𝘔𝘦𝘪 | 🇺🇸🇨🇳🇨🇦 (@vickysdailystandup) on Mar 11, 2020 at 5:25am PDT

A witty illustration of how data structures work.

A post shared by Learn To Code | What the Tech? (@_whatthetech) on Mar 14, 2020 at 10:51am PDT

A wonderful Instagram highlight by Tara with a compilation of thoughts, advice and resources on how to take care during these tough times.

Tech Salary Statistics You Need to Know – created and shared by me 🙂

Let’s look at some key tech salary statistics that I think you should know!

10 Highest Paying Jobs in Tech – created and shared by me 🙂

The tech industry is booming and you can tell that from the growing salaries – so let’s look at the 10 highest paying jobs in the industry!

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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