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September 17: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 24

Hello and welcome to a very special issue of Women in Tech Weekly! It marks exactly 6 months since I’ve started this initiative and since then we’ve had 97 celebrations and shared 83 resources! Cheers to many more to come ??

I truly believe in the power of community and that we are stronger when we work together – and I have big plans for this newsletter! Today I’m launching Women in Tech Weekly Features and soon you will be able to discover lots of incredible women who you can follow, learn from and get inspired by! So expect some design changes on my website to accommodate that 😉

But without further ado, here’s the first Women in Tech Weekly Feature:

Featured Woman:

Alison and Sex Tech Space

Alison is a huge inspiration for me! She is incredibly authentic and unapologetically herself, creating her own reality. Her story is awesome, she got into tech in a non-traditional way and has since created the perfect niche for herself. Alison has introduced so many of us to the area of sex tech and is creating a space to discuss important issues that the industry is facing.

Please let me know what you think of this idea and who else I should feature! Again, watch put for design changes in the coming weeks because I want to help women connect with other amazing women in tech out there!

And now, back to the familiar programming:

Celebrations ??

Eden organized a hackathon for 115 participants!

In her own words:

“I thought it would be fun to organize a hackathon. It definitely was fun, but it was also a LOT of work. More than 200 people applied! It was amazing seeing the 115 participants come with so much passion and energy.“

Just heard “The Man” by @taylorswift for the first time the other day. Usually when I listen to music I’m not paying attention to the lyrics, but this song was different. If you haven’t heard the song or paid attention to the lyrics. Listen. Mixed into a catchy and fun song she’s saying something deep. Something I can personally relate to on so many levels. 🎶 “I’m so sick of running as fast as I can. Wondering if I’d get there quicker if I was a man.” 🎵 There’s so many lines in the song that were so spot on. Felt like she took the words right out of my mouth. It gave me goosebumps and brought tears to my eyes. Did this happen for anyone else? If you haven’t heard it yet. Listen and lmk what you think 🎧 . . . . . #themantaylorswift #shemeansbusiness #spotify #womenwhocode #womenwhohustle #womenintech #girlboss #steminist #womeninstem #softwaredev #coder #techladies #shecodes #fempire #hersuccess #dailyhustle #techblog #girlbossmovement #codergirl #stemfluencer #ilooklikeanengineer

A post shared by Eden Adler | Software Engineer (@edenadler) on Sep 11, 2019 at 11:50am PDT

Kellyn has finished her #100daysofcodechallenge!

You go, girl, this is super exciting, Kellyn! Developing any skill requires consistency and grit – thank you for sharing your journey and inspiring us to do the same ❤️

[100/100] #100daysofcode 🚀 [EN] Yes!!! 🎉 I've finished challenge #100DaysOfCode and it was amazing! This challenge was really meaningful in my career transition, as it helped me to keep the consistency and consequently improve my programming skills like I've never done before. I've completed courses, books, several tutorials, worked on personal projects, contributed to open source project, had a lot of fun and met so many lovely and talented people whom I draw most of my inspiration from. Being involved in a developer community has done a lot more than I expected, and has been so important to the progress I've made, especially on days when you feel down, some community positivity can help you stay strong. . Besides all that, I've learned that sitting down and writing code every day is not easy, keeping motivated requires effort, being excited about your project makes a big difference, and finally learning takes time and dedication, so, in fact, the real challenge, which is building a successful career as a developer, is just beginning. So, I will continue to share the next chapters of this journey here. Thank you all so much for being a part of this. ❤️😍 . #100daysofcode🇧🇷 [PT] nos comentários 🙂

A post shared by Kellyn Duarte (@kellynvd) on Sep 15, 2019 at 8:12am PDT

Jenny celebrated her birthday surrounded by people from this awesome community!

Once again, happy birthday, girl! Thank you for being the sunshine and reminding us all how important it is to meet in real like and build in-person connections. You and your story inspire me so much ✨

Mondays are usually the toughest 😩😖 day of the week for a lot of people especially me. Today, I’m trying to break out of my old habit of waking up late and rushing  to work. I woke up at 7am, solved 1 algorithm problem 💻 , wrote 📝 this post and set my goals for today. The rest of my goals today are: 1. Work 🤓 2. Study during lunch 🥗 💻 3. Hit the gym 💪 🏃‍♀️ 4. Record my weekly algorithm walkthrough video 5. Continue working on my Node API project Today’s #bytesized #tips are: 1. Identify a habit that you want to change, then form a new one ✅ 2. Your habits/rituals make you who you are, so make sure they align with who you want to be ✅ 3. Replacing your old habits will take time and consistency, be patient ✅ . . #womenempowerment #womenwhocode #girlswhocode #dev #coding #codingbootcamp #nerdygirl #dreamchaser #programming #programmer #coder #foodie #mac #ilooklikeanengineer #engineeringlife #geek #womensupportwomen #stemgirls #techie #codingislife #techgirl #codelife #learntocode #goals #habits #change

A post shared by Jenny | Software Engineer (@codenbyte) on Feb 25, 2019 at 7:40am PST

Masha is celebrating 6 months of the Women in Tech Weekly newsletter!

Can you believe that it’s been 6 months already? I can’t, to be honest! I was planning to start this newsletter for a long time and kept of mulling it over in my head, preparing myself to launch it – until one day I decided to just go for it.

It was Monday evening and I wanted this newsletter to go live on Tuesdays – so I quickly messaged a ton of women in this community to collect their news/favourite resources and scrolled the feed to see if anyone is publically celebrating anything.

Even though it was super rushed, it was the best decision I could make because this newsletter gives me life and never fails to inspire me! And I’ve heard positive feedback from the community, so that means it’s all been worth it ✨

I’m very excited to grow it and develop it further!

I can't believe that it's the 20th issue – the latest Women in Tech Weekly post is up on my blog ✨ Check it out using the link in my bio!⁠ .⁠ Today we are celebrating @nariel_137 @stemgirl_ and @millywebdeveloper and have resources created and shared by and myself :)⁠ .⁠ So many awesome celebrations including a long-awaited Instagram return by @millywebdeveloper 😍 And of course, there are some great resources there – so make sure to check out the post 😊⁠ .⁠ As always, if you'd like to share something for next week's issue, use the link at the bottom of the issue or check my stories – I share it on a regular basis!⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #girlboss #womeninbusiness #bossbabe #ladyboss #bosslady #entrepreneur #shopsmall #smallbiz #mycreativebiz #femaleentrepreneur #makersgonnamake #supportsmallbusiness #goaldigger #communityovercompetition #creativelifehappylife #womensupportingwomen #girlpower #smallbusiness #motivated #risingtidesociety #calledtobecreative #handsandhustle #bossbabes #savvybusinessowner #womenentrepreneurs⁠

A post shared by Masha | Stereotype Breaker (@codingblonde) on Aug 20, 2019 at 7:56am PDT

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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