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Women in Tech Weekly Issue Number 4

Today’s issue is full of goodness! I was editing this on a plane (and on the floor of an airport – check my stories to see that haha!), and all of the amazing women here made me so inspired that I forgot where I was!

Seriously, thank you so much to everyone supporting this project by submitting your news and resources – and by reading these issues! Please let me know if you have any ideas/feedback/comments 🙂

Alright, let’s get to the:

Celebrations ??

Jenny was asked and gladly accepted to mentor our new intern!

In her own words:

“I’m excited and honored to officially be a mentor! I’ve learned a lot from my mentors throughout the years, and I can’t wait to share everything I know with my fellow woman in tech. First thing I plan to do is get to know her, and find out what she wants out this internship. Then, set achievable goals, and come up with a strategic execution plan. We have just a little over five months together, I hope to help her feel as ready as possible to enter this male-dominated industry. ”

This is awesome, congratulations, Jenny! I hope it’s unbelievably rewarding ??

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

Luba hosted an opera concert in San Francisco!

In her own words:

“Hosted my 3rd opera concert in San Francisco, it was completely sold out, I had about 70 people and everyone loved it!”

How does this girl manage it all? This is incredible, you super woman!!

✨GIVEAWAY✨ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Do you want to be able to accomplish more? Do you want to learn how to code but have been procrastinating for a long time? How about wanting a promotion and feeling restless to put in the work?⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I'm giving away 2 of my favorite books on productivity: ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 📗 Deep Work by Cal Newport 📕 Make Time by Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ To enter the giveaway: ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ 🏷 Tag 2 friends in comments to this post (the more you tag, the more entries you have)⁣⁣ 👍🏻 Like this post⁣⁣ ❤️ Share this post in your stories explaining why you want to win the book! Tag me so I can see it!⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ I will choose the winners randomly on Monday and announce then! I will ship the books internationally too 📪⁣⁣

A post shared by Luba Yudasina (@lifeoflubaa) on Apr 27, 2019 at 8:47am PDT

Roxana won 1st prize at a Hackathon!

This is incredible, congratulations, Roxana!! Learn more about her team, ARrested developers, and their Augmented Reality Assistant below:

👩🏼‍💻This weekend’s @nodesagency hackathon marks the 7th hackathon I participated in and 3rd 1st-price won 🎉Our team, ARrested developers (too creative for their own good 😂), worked on a smart augmented reality assistant. ✨ The features we worked on were: 1. 🗓 Augmented meeting room boards – where each room would have a poster/painting that when recognised will show real time meeting room info and availability; 2. 👩‍🚀Virtual signs and decorations for a more futuristic office – using persistent world maps we placed 3d models around the “office” (hackathon summer house) like an astronaut welcoming you at the office door and department signs; All of this was done using Apple’s native ArKit which is AMAZING! 🙌 There were many cool projects built by my colleagues like different slack bots that would help us with daily work tasks, a raspberry pi system that detects when there is too much noise in the office and a smartphone test farm for automated tests.👏 Looking forward to the next one! Have you been to any hackathons recently? What cool projects did you work on? 😊

A post shared by Rox • Mobile App Developer📱 (@coderox) on Apr 28, 2019 at 3:59pm PDT

Sabeen has published her first medium article with awesome tips on how to improve your resume!

In her own words:

“I wrote up an article that contains tips on how to write or improve your resume. I’ve been in the tech industry for over 10 years now and have interviewed tons of people so I wanted to share some tips that I’ve seen are helpful!”

Thank you for sharing your invaluable insights, Sabeen! And congratulations on your first article ?

Lauren has launched a Podcast: We Belong Here Podcast { Lessons from Unconventional Paths to Tech }!

In her own words:

“A weekly podcast that aims to interview career changers & folks that are diversifying the tech industry. We’re celebrating unique journeys and sharing stories about the different paths people have taken to enter the tech industry. We’re chatting about the skills they learned in their prior jobs, schooling, or life experiences & how they apply them to their current roles in tech.”

I’m very excited to add another podcast to my list! Super well done, Lauren!!

This past week has been incredible. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you SO much for such enthusiasm and kindness surrounding my new project, the We Belong Here Podcast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'm feeling so excited to be able to share a new episode w/ the world every Sunday. (Look for episode 6 in your podcast player later today!!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you for believing in the goal, which is to celebrate those who are diversifying the tech industry & also for believing in me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My hope is to continue to interview folks who are badass career changers and to create a community and space for those interested in taking the leap of faith and entering the tech industry themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you, or someone you know, has a story to be told, please reach out! 📬 This is just the beginning, folks! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Join the fun @ #WeBelongHere

A post shared by Lauren Lee (@lolocoding) on Apr 7, 2019 at 11:46am PDT

Emma got the highest score in her robotics class!

In her own words:

“I recently received an email from my tutor to let me know that I had the highest score in my class for my robotics assignment. I put a lot of work into reflecting on my code and writing interesting answers so I feel very proud!“

Ahh yes, you go girl!! We are all so proud of you, keep killing it!

It’s so nearly friYAY and I don’t know about anyone else but I can’t wait. __ So my little maths nugget for you today is about Calculus! There are two main types of calculus: differential calculus and integral. It is the mathematical study of continuous change. __ If someone walks in a straight line at a constant speed the whole distance then we can work out the average speed (eg 1.2km in 60 minutes = 72km/hr) but if my speed was constantly changing, maybe I got tired towards the end of the walk and slowed down, I want to know how slow I was going at the end. I want to know my speed at an exact moment in time! Calculus can do that. __ Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhem Leibniz both independently developed the basic ideas. However, Leibniz was accused by Newton’s friends of plagiarising his work! At the time the accusation upheld, but it was investigated by Newton’s friends (ha) __ Modern day historians have now shown the accusation was unjust, Newton and Leibniz arrived at the same results following different paths of discovery. __ Do you know any cool history facts? Let me know ⬇️⬇️

A post shared by Emma McKellar (@em_mckellar) on Apr 25, 2019 at 11:52am PDT

Anna was part of an awesome project for a nonprofit organization, Coder Dojo Denver!

In her own words:

“We built an MVP web app (minimum valuable product) for Denver coder dojo with our way how we would change their current website and our ideas how to improve not only functionality but also user experience. It was really successful!! They really liked it and I would like to celebrate such an awesome project! I was so honoured to be able to contribute to such an incredible organization.”

It sounds like such a cool project, Anna! Congratulations, girl!! ?

Last week , presenting our project for Coder Dojo Denver. . . Coder dojo is an international nonprofit organization for kids to learn coding for free. Anyone can volunteer to teach and encourage kids to learn technologies!They have about 12000 volunteers around the world!😍 . . We built a mvp for Denver coder dojo web app with our way how we would change their current website and our ideas how to improve not only functionality but also user experience.It was really successful!! . . I was so honored to be able to contribute to such an awesome organization. . . . I encourage everyone if you ever have some time to give back to community, definitely do it!It feels amazing 💚 . . . . . #nonprofit #nonprofitorganization #community #giveback #inspiration #womenintech #womeninstem #womenwhocode #girlswhocode #techie #girlsintech #girlpower #codingisfun

A post shared by Anna🙋‍♀️ Software Engineer 💻 ( on Apr 24, 2019 at 10:00am PDT

Itzel has launched the DNI Youtube Channel to Provide Advice and Expose Students from her Community to the World of Tech!

In her own words:

“According to the National Center for Women and Information Technology, Hispanic women made up only 1% of the computing workforce in 2017. Looking at the data from the National Science Foundation, the percentage of Hispanic women working in Science and Engineering occupations has stayed flat at an average of 1.8% over the past 20 years. Being the only Latina who graduated from the UC Berkeley class of 2017 with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, I’ve seen and felt the impact of these percentages firsthand. I strongly believe that you can’t be what you can’t see, and I come from a community where I didn’t have any role models who were engineers or scientists growing up, and I want to change that. I feel a sense of responsibility to use the resources that I’m blessed to have to expose my community to the world of tech, to support and empower students who don’t know about opportunities in the tech industry, and hopefully by sharing my story, inspire others around the world to consider pursuing a degree in STEM.”

Yesss another awesome techy YouTube channel is joining our community! I love your videos, Itzel, keep them coming! ?

A post shared by Latinx In Tech | Career Advice (@danteanditzel) on Apr 12, 2019 at 5:25pm PDT

Resources ?‍?

For general goodness:

1. Girlboss Media – shared by Luba

Luba says: “Great website for women! (not just in tech)” – and I couldn’t agree more!

If you haven’t read the #Girlboss book by Sophia Amoruso, add it to your list for sure!

Sabeen says: “This is a great resource for learning the importance of vulnerability.”

3. Emma Wedekind on Twitter – shared by Sabeen

Sabeen says: “Emma is a woman in tech, she posts regularly on Twitter. She has great insights and information.”

AI & Machine learning:

Emma says: “I find Claire’s blog really useful for keeping up with everything AI and also for finding useful resources (for learning python etc). She also gives fantastic explanations of how to set up neural networks etc!”

Yes, Claire is amazing indeed!! If you’re interested in Artificial Intelligence and/or like nerdy fashion, you have to check out her blog!

Emma says: “I find this resource invaluable for understanding machine learning. Andrew Ng explains things wonderfully and guides you through to completing your own assignments- I learn by doing so this is amazing!”

Learn to Code

6. Python Institute – shared by Emma

Emma says: “A great website for learning python – it gets you prepared for certification in python and once you’ve completed it will give you a discount on one of their certifications!”


Itzel says: “This video lists out 5 tips to help students develop a stellar resume that will set them apart from other candidates. These tips are applicable when creating both technical and non-technical resumes.

If you are currently in the process of applying to internships or job roles, this video is a great resource to help you develop a strong resume.”

Thank you ladies, for being such badasses and making this issue as inspiring as ever!

Also, I’ve just realised that Issue n4 marks a month since I’ve started this project ?time flies when you’re having fun!

Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below and if you’d like to share something for next week’s issue, email me at! I’m prototyping the system right now, but I’ll come up with a permanent submission tool soon

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