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Women in Tech Newsletter #9

A monthly dose of inspirational stories about women in tech

Get Inspired: Women in Tech Doing Amazing Things ?

This Data Scientist Proved That Women Are Underrepresented In D.C. Tech Talks, Then Did Something About It
Kate created a database called We Speak Too. In just a few weeks, more than 60 women and non-binary individuals have added their names and specialties.

Meet the Penn Sophomore who Patented her own Technology to Prevent Gun Violence
Nastasia Efremkina is recognized by The Huffington Post as one of this year’s 20 Under 20 STEAM pioneers to watch for.

They had 15 Hours to come up with an Idea that’d Improve Lives. They did it.
A team of 6 women built a prototype of Tactile, a real-time text-to-braille converter.

Words of Wisdom: Advice from Women in Tech ?

“I firmly believe the one personality trait you really need to be a programmer is stubbornness.” — Mel Reams, Senior Developer at Referral SaaSquatch [Read more]

“If you completely over load your mind, your learning will come to a halt. Remember to breathe and focus on your goals — don’t stress the small stuff.” — Alea Qawiyy, Software Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton [Read more]

“Do not wait for the future, do everything you want to, today.” — Meha Kaushik, Graduate Computer Science Student, Robotics Research Center, IIIT-H [Read more]

Your Toolbox: Resources on Coding ?

If you are new to coding, start with one of these resources:
Codeacademy, Coursera or FreeCodeCamp.

Learn to Code

5 Ways to Become a Strong Junior Developer

Survival Guide for Junior Developers

Learn by Doing new

Javascript 30: 30 Day Vanilla JS Coding Challenge

A Beginner’s Guide to Open Source

Building a Slack Bot in Golang

Week of Code 27 on HackerRank: A 7 day Contest

Front End

Debugging JavaScript with Chrome DevTools Breakpoints 

A Study Plan To Cure JavaScript Fatigue 

Angular 2 In 60 Minutes

React Native Express

A Visual Guide to CSS

Top JavaScript Frameworks & Topics to Learn in 2017

Python

How to Learn Machine Learning: The Self-Starter Way

C#

Beginning C# for Unity

Ruby

A Beginner’s Guide to Exceptions in Ruby

Algorithms

Algorithms to Live By with Brian Christian

Career: Preparing for a Job in Tech ?

How I Landed a Top-tier Tech Internship by Doing Something I Love

I Spent 3 months Applying to Jobs after a Coding Bootcamp. Here’s what I Learned.

Food for thought: Interesting reads ☕

Microsoft Researchers on what to Expect in 2017 and 2027

An Engineering Program with 40% Women? How this Microsoft Vet Cracked the Code for Gender Diversity

My Search for a MacBook Pro Alternative

Tech Term of the Month: Service Worker

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