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ISSUE 36
A weekly dose of inspirational stories about women in tech
Each issue will include stories about women in tech who are doing amazing and inspiring work. It will also include tips, advice and resources on coding for those who are just getting started.
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Hi,

I've had an intense morning. I launched DiversifyTech on Product Hunt today. I thought I'd be lucky if I make it in the top 20. At this moment as I'm writing this message it's at #2! 😂

The funny thing is I was considering not launching it. I had so many mixed emotions, like this isn't ready, this isn't worthy enough to share, and this won't make a difference. I had already postponed it by a week. I thought I'll launch it next year.

I am so glad I calmed my negative thoughts. It may not be "ready" but I got it out there. The outpouring of positive comments and support has been amazing. Now, I can figure out what to add and how to improve the site based on people's feedback. Instead of being stuck at step one. I moved forward to step two.

If are thinking that you are not ready to apply for that job, get that promotion or whatever you next step is, try it and see what happens ❤️. What's the worst that could happen? 

Cheers,
@venikunche

Get Inspired: Women in Tech Doing Amazing Things 🎉

 

Your Toolbox: Resources on Coding 📚

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

Career: Preparing for a Job in Tech 📝

 

Opportunities


Recurse Center
We're offering $10,000 Fellowships to women working on open source programming projects, research, and art for our batch starting Jan 7. 50% of funding is reserved for women, trans, and non-binary people of color. 

Engineering Manager - QA Automation  PROMOTION 
npm, Inc. | Remote | US $180,000 - $195,000
Your role will be to build a team and help establish process, practices, and tooling in order to:
  • Translate acceptance criteria from Product into automated tests
  • Improve the quality of our releases through automated test suites
  • Increase the confidence and frequency of releases to production
  • Introduce automated load and resilience testing along with performance criteria
If these are elements you are excited about and are interested in helping npm build a team of engineers dedicated to this mission, this is the ideal role for you.

What's your team like?
 18 total
 8 women
 2 people of color

Read more about their interview process and their efforts in increasing diversity within their company on the job board.

Find more opportunities at Diversify Tech.
Are you hiring? Add your job posting.
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