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Women in Tech Newsletter #7

A monthly dose of inspirational stories about women in tech

Get Inspired: Women in Tech Doing Amazing Things 🎉

Meet Mary-Katherine. A Self-Taught Rails Developer.
She shares her story on how she taught herself to code with the help of CodeNewbie and Women Who Code communities.

Women of Color That Are Fostering Diversity and Inclusion in Tech
A rising group of women of color are providing resources to help companies make better decisions when it comes to diversity and inclusion.

Tennessee Girl Creates Algorithm to Stop Adverse Reactions to Prescription Drugs
Sofia Tomov, 12, has made it her mission to help doctors prescribe the correct drugs to their patients.

26 of the Most Powerful Women Engineers in 2016
It’s time for a shout-out to the female engineers with fab careers, leading important technologies at their companies or being pioneers in other ways.

Words of Wisdom: Advice from Women in Tech 🙏

“I faced a lot of challenges in my life, but I always believe work hard and love what you do to get good results.” — Goory AL Hamed, Computer Engineer, Kurdistan Iraq

“If you think it’s interesting, just try it! At least take the intro course. You may just fall in love with this new way of thinking, puzzles, and problem-solving.”– Kelleigh Maroney, Senior Consultant at Credera

“You’ll be fine if it doesn’t work out.” — Frederique Dame, Product and Engineering Manager at Uber

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 I’ve Learned After Three Months of Coding

Finding Time to Become a Better Developer

Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Chrome’s Developer Console

Rails

Understanding Rails Routing

Python

An Introduction to Classes and Inheritance (in Python)

Java

How to Learn Java

Data Science

If you Want to Learn Data Science, Start with one of these Programming Classes

Algorithms

Dynamic Algorithm Visualization in the Browser

Algorithms in plain English: Time Complexity and Big-O notation

Career: Preparing for a Job in Tech 📝

What Makes a Good Developer Great

How To Setup A Learning Routine At Work

Coding Interviews: Things I Learned to Make the Most out of a Broken System

Food for thought: Interesting reads ☕

What I Learned from Reviewing 50 Portfolios

Hey Newbie Open Source Contributors: Please Blog More.

The Real Reason Women Quit Tech (and How to Address It)

Tech Term of the Month: Design Pattern

 

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