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Women in Tech Newsletter #5

A monthly dose of inspirational stories about women in tech

Get Inspired: Women in Tech Doing Amazing Things 🎉

Meet Tonia. She’s Saving the Environment with Code.
My co-worker Tonia talks about how she got started in tech.

Beyond the Map, Rio de Janeiro — Paloma’s Story [VIDEO] Paloma is from Maré — one of Rio’s most notorious and dangerous town. But this intelligent young woman is determined to make her dreams of studying artificial intelligence come true.

5 women in tech across the world you can get inspired by
Top women in technology who are an inspiration for women in tech across the world.

 

Words of Wisdom: Advice from Women in Tech 🙏

“Don’t be afraid. There may be a lack of women in tech right now, but you can be part of the change. And it is changing. Right now is a really good time to enter the industry and to make your mark.” — Arfah Farooq, Head of Marketing at Makers Academy

“With skill and strategy, even David can conquer a giant” — Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code on how the next Steve Jobs will be a woman of color.

“Find a few people who believe in you, and listen to them. Don’t listen to the haters and the criticism” — Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack, a tech entrepreneur and author of Women in Tech.

 

Your Toolbox: Resources on Coding 📚

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

Learn to code

What is an API? In English, please.

Download and Solve Practice Problems in over 30 Different Languages.

Front End

Interactive Guide to ES6

Python

Building a ‘Read It Later’ App with Python

Ruby on Rails

Ruby in 100 Minutes

10 Easy-to-fix Ruby / Ruby on Rails Mistakes

Data Science

How to Become a Data Scientist

 

Career: Preparing for a Job in Tech 📝

How to Pass a Programming Interview

Get the Salary you Deserve [VIDEO]

How To Ace A Data Science Interview

 

Best Practices 💯

On Building Small Things

This Ruby Style Guide recommends Best Practices

Github Etiquette

 

Food for thought: Interesting reads ☕

Strategies for a Healthier Dev

The Truth about the Pay Gap

Harvey Mudd College took on Gender Bias

 

Tech Term of the Month: Programming Paradigm

 

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