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Women in Tech Weekly Issue 16

This week’s edition of Women in Tech Weekly Newsletter was especially dear to me because I got to celebrate a dear personal friend of mine this time, too ?

Of course, besides her, we have more amazing women with great news to celebrate, and wonderfully useful resources to learn from, so enjoy!

Celebrations ??

Monika graduated from university!

In her own words:

“It was such a roller-coaster journey, but it was worth every sleepless night! Hard work really pays off, you just really have to dream big! To all the challenges yet to come ?“

Natasha paid off her student loans!

In her own words:

“After less than a year of working, I paid off my undergraduate student loans. Means a lot to me! A huge relief from my mind :)“

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Is it crazy that I cannot stop reading machine learning papers on vacation? 🙈 Does this ever happen to anyone? ☺️ . . . . . . #womenwhocode #techie #code #appleandcoffee deeplearning #ai #datascience #stem #girlsintech #stemfluencer #developer #vacation #hawaii #happy #smile #tech #software #technology #computer #startup #ilovetraveling #traveling #ocean

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Christina got her first web development job after teaching herself to code!

In her own words:

“I’ve been teaching myself to code in my free time, and was just offered my first web development job! It’s easy for me to get impostor syndrome since I didn’t get a Computer Science degree or even go to a coding bootcamp—I’m just teaching myself. It feels super affirming that I was able to get this job!“

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Learning Python 🐍 One of my favorite things about learning to code is how many free resources are available. I’m new to development, but I’ve already used freeCodeCamp, webinars, YouTube tutorials, and more. Plus, there’s always clear documentation, open source frameworks, free text editors, and more! A coworker of mine has been programming for years, and he volunteered to teach us a Python class each week. Generosity like this is what helps to make coding a lot less intimidating, more fun, and unexpectedly rooted in community.

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Estefannie is part of a museum exhibit!

In her own words:

“I made a mechanical component using resin and a free form circuit for an Apollo Command Module hatch replica! This hatch was created by ~40 makers and was led by Adam Savage and is now part of the exhibits at The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. (one of the most visited museums!). The build of this hatch was LIVE at the Smithsonian last week as part of the Apollo 11 50th year anniversary celebrations in D.C., AND I was asked to come up and help on stage 🙂 The entire hatch was scanned and is Open Source if anyone wants to build one.“

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What an incredible celebration for the 50th year anniversary of Apollo 11. I can't believe I got to help out during #ProjectEgress not only by making this part, but also during the build! I'm still shaky from all the excitement today. @therealadamsavage is AWESOME. Also, the whole hatch will be exhibited at the Smithsonian!! 😭⚡ Scroll through to see all the molds and tests I had to do to get this one piece done. #makersgonnabreak

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My amazing friend Naila has launched a line of dresses!

Naila is a superwoman who has launched a line of gorgeous dresses – while working full-time at Google! The brand is called S.O.D.E. – which stands for Serotonin.Oxytocin.Dopamine.Endorphins. and the dresses are absolutely stunning, summery and will definitely add some sunshine into your life. Check them out here!

Naila, you are a wonderful human – thank you for showing the world that our dreams are worth pursuing!

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The juiciest dress of Summer’19, if we do say so ourselves 🌈💛

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Resources ?‍?

One LEGO at a time: Explaining the Math of How Neural Networks Learn – shared by Xenia

Xenia says:

“Nicely illustrated math behind neural networks on the example of LEGO blocks.”

Apollo 11 Command Module Hatch by the Smithsonian – shared by Estefannie

Estefannie says:

“What is so great about this resource is that ANYONE can use these 3D models to print, carve with wood, sculpt with clay, or re-create with any material and learn about the mechanics and literally play with “Rocket Science”.”

Technical Interview Tips with Mayuko – created and shared by me 🙂

Technical interviews are daunting, so I’ve invited a special guest to give you her professional advice. Mayuko has done a lot of technical interviews already and she has also now given them herself, so she is definitely an expert in them!

As always, these amazing women never fail to impress and inspire me with their achievements, thirst for knowledge and the willingness to go the extra mile for their dreams! Sharing their success and learning from them is one of the great perks of doing what I do. Thank you ?

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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