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Women in Tech Newsletter #6

A monthly dose of inspirational stories about women in tech

Get Inspired: Women in Tech Doing Amazing Things 🎉

Meet Barbara. She works on software that’s used in over 5000 hospitals!
Barabara tells her story about how she got into Healthcare Tech.

Q+A With The First Female Director Of MIT’s Largest Research Lab
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) is the largest on-campus laboratory. Daniela Rus is the first female head of CSAIL.

Michelle Obama asked Girls to Build Solutions to Improve Access Education
Girls between the ages of 15 to 17 worked on tech products to help increase girls’ access to education. The finalists built many projects including a bracelet kit to help girls feel more safe on their way to school.

Words of Wisdom: Advice from Women in Tech 🙏

“Reach out to strangers even if you feel they are super experienced and won’t have time for you. Be open to change. Take care of yourself.” — Fadumo Osman, Computer Science & Politics Student at NYU and Former Facebook Intern

“When looking into future job markets, technology is one of the safer bets for a job that can last a lifetime.” — Brenda Cooper, City of Kirkland’s Chief Information Officer and author of nine Science Fiction and Fantasy books.

“If you’re struggling with speaking up, find a safe, supportive group of peers and practice with them. Set a goal. Practice conversations, share advice, and support each other.” — 6 Female Leaders on How to Have Your Voice Heard

Your Toolbox: Resources on Coding 📚

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

Learn to code

Becoming a Web Developer from Scratch without a CS degree

7 Good Developer Habits I Wish I’d Adopted Sooner

How Today’s Developers Are Learning to Code

Front End

20 Resources and Tutorials about ReactJS Framework

Angular 2 is Out — Get Started

Python

Python for You and Me

Python Pandas Cheat Sheet for Data Analysts

Ruby on Rails

What is Ruby on Rails?

Build a Blog using Rails

Data Structures

Simplified Examples of Common Data Structures

Career: Preparing for a Job in Tech 📝

Change Your Career Without Having to Start All Over Again

Practice Coding Interviews for Free

How To Answer A Hiring Manager’s Inappropriate (Or Illegal) Questions

Food for thought: Interesting reads ☕

Women Land more Job Interviews when Tech Firms judge on Skills alone
What Coding Taught me About Running a Startup
You will Randomly bomb Technical Interviews

Scholarships 💸

Iron Yard is offering Full-tuition Scholarships
They are offering full-tuition “Community Forward” scholarships for eligible students in five cities: Charlotte, DC, Detroit, San Antonio and Twin Cities. Applications to apply to the program close on Monday, September 26th.

Kode with Klossy Career Scholarship for Women
One applicant per month will be chosen for the scholarship. They will join the Learn.co platform to complete Flatiron School’s online Full Stack Web Development Program.

Tech Term of the Month: Client-Server Model

 

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