November 12: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 32

It’s time for our favourite column – Women in Tech Weekly! The November issue is packed with incredible achievements, interesting events, and useful links to some cool learning resources ?

I hope you enjoy reading this issue, and I’m looking forward to getting your contributions for the next one! Take a look at the submission form below ?

Featured Woman ?‍?

Claire and Artificially Intelligent Claire

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Claire in real life and she has so much passion, drive and curiosity! She has had a fascinating path into tech and it’s incredible to follow her progress as she dives deeper into AI and creates educational materials around it. Claire as also such a bright and fun human being, I’m very glad that this community has allowed me to get to know her!

Learn about Claire’s story here!

Celebrations ??

Margarita got a new job!

In her own words:

“I have changed to a smaller and nicer consultancy. I am really excited about it and I want to let the women know that they should not settle, they should go out and seek the place that is best for them!”

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So I have been working on this client project and we are supposed to create a series of data visualizations. Cannot tell you much yet, but this will be quite fun and exciting beginning for me! I never thought I knew so much about data visualizations before I started working with the team! Turns out a lot of my knowledge was coming from years of hobby practice and a lot of it was intuitive and subconscious. After trying to accumulate some tips from the experience, I wanted to take you through some of the things I have learned while doing #datavisualisation 1. A great book called Great Chars by Scott Berinato is something I would recommend to anyone who wants to understand the basic principles of how to create good graphs, visualize complex information, think critically about your solutions. 2. Always try to analyze your data and make it reliable first! Create a couple of very simple graphs first with excel tools or #tableau to see how the day looks raw. 3. Always look for the visual inspiration and create a few different concepts before going with the final one! It might be really good to play with them! Check #Pinterest #dribbble 3. Pick the best tools for your visualization! This might require you doing some little research on what libraries exist out there! Weather that is #d3js or #greensock or #threejs Some really good books on D3.js are SVG Animations by Sarah Drasner and D3.js in Action by Elijah Meeks 4. Last but not least: enjoy it and play with it! Thai is so far one of the most fun parts of my job! #coding #coder #codergirl #programmer #dataviz #goals #motivation #learndatavisualisation #d3 #developer #womenwhocode #data #codegirlcode

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Bailey is celebrating a career + life milestone!

In her own words:

“Celebrating five months in a new city across the country and five months working at an awesome tech company, GoDaddy! I’ve never learned so much about technology in so little time and I’m so delighted to be in a dream job in a new city with my fiancé!”

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A year ago, I was reaching out to an online tutor for help with a school assignment. I’d just started learning JavaScript and needed help understanding how it all worked. He told me that if I didn’t understand it right away, I should just change my major. Look at me now, butthead. 🤗 I know for a fact that I’ve been given so much grace and taken the time and effort needed to be where I am now, and that’s the difference between us. I hope you learn that.

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It was Milly‘s birthday yesterday!

Happy Birthday, Milly! I hope you’ve had a wonderful day with your loved ones 🙂 May this year take you to the next heights and bring you a ton of happiness!

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Happy Birthday to me 🎉🎉🎉 @millywebdeveloper —— Glad to be back to celebrate my birthday with my family 😀. Thank you so much for all the love 💕 Happy Sunday ☀️ . . . #mybirthday #birthdaygirl #happybirthdaytome #webdeveloper #womenintech #girlswhocode #developer #programmer #codergirl #thankyou #happysunday #webdev #girlboss #peoplewhocode #softwareengineer #techgirl @millywebdeveloper

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Laura spoke on a panel at Glamour Women of the Year event!

Congratulations, Laura! Super well done and incredibly well-deserved 🙂 That panel sounded so badass, we are all very proud of you!

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WOW. spoke on a panel about STEM today. My co-panelists developed algorithms that can predict (with 100% accuracy!!) the right treatment for brain tumors and are creating more environmentally friendly toys. And they are still students!! Checkout my stories for more details. 💪🏼 Its inspiring to see how young women are solving serious problems today and makes me even more driven to celebrate STEM, break stereotypes around it and get young girls to realize this is SUCH A COOL AND FULFILLING PLACE TO BE IN. We need their brains and perspectives to make sure we are solving important problems in inclusive ways. 🌟 Thank you @glamourmag for including our voices in your event, celebrating STEM leaders and providing great role models for young girls! cily #codergirl

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Resources ?‍?

How to Create Your Portfolio Website – created and shared by me 🙂

Having a portfolio website is a great way to allow your work and projects do the talking while letting your personality shine. Whether you’re looking for a full-time job or project-based work, it can be much more actionable and convincing to a potential employer than just a simple Resume. Here are my tips on how to build one!

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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