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ISSUE 30
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,

 This week, I moved Diversify Tech to Gatsby which is a static site generator for the React library. I've not worked with React before. It was fun to learn something new. If you want to try Gatsby, I recommend their tutorial and starting with one of their starters. If you are curious about why one would use a static site generator, here is why. I had to look up myself.

 I gave a workshop on how to get a job in tech. I used to have a fear of public speaking and I'm trying to practice at least once a year. I didn't get very nervous which was great. However, I had too much content. I had to rush and I didn't have enough time to answer questions. Lessons learned for next time!

I did put together several worksheets to help you find a job in tech: 1. To think about the role you are looking for. 2. To see what your online presence says about you now 3. Checklist to grow your network and look for a job. Let me know if you'd like a copy!

 I'd love to hear about what you are working on as well as any feedback about the newsletter. Feel free to reply and let me know what you think! 

Happy Coding!
@venikunche

Get Inspired: Women in Tech Doing Amazing Things 🎉

 
Fast Company
Liz Fong-Jones, a Google Cloud Platform engineer, has been a passionate advocate of inclusion–for employees and users–since 2010: “Employee organizing [in tech] is not new. It’s just [this] public manifestation of it that is.”
 
Fast Company
Leigh Honeywell, a security engineer who was working at Slack during the election in November 2016, felt a call to action.

Words of Wisdom: Advice from Women in Tech 🙏


“I often describe my journey of not letting where you start define where you will end. My story is not impossible, but one many would consider improbable.” - Merline Saintil, CEO of 7 Cups [Read more]
 
"Attention everyone lol you do not need to go to a coding bootcamp or go back to college for a CS degree. I taught myself through a variety of tutorials & like 1 or 2 Udemy courses. In total I spent $15. If you have an internet connection and passion to make it, it can happen" - Tae'lur Alexis, Software Engineer at Mercutio [Read more]

Your Toolbox: Resources on Coding 📚

If you are new to coding, start with one of these resources:
CodeacademyCoursera or FreeCodeCamp.
5 Resources I Used to Learn Full-Stack Development
Sarah Saber
        Sarah Drasner
 

Career: Preparing for a Job in Tech 📝

   
Command Line Heroes
 

Food for Thought: Interesting Reads ☕

   

Opportunities


2019 King Women in Game Scholarship
This scholarship will give you the opportunity to attend the 2019 Game Developer Conference in San Francisco and complete an internship in a game studio.

Pixelles GDC Ensemble: Mid Career
Game Developers Conference + Summits passes for women (cis/trans), trans men and non-binary/genderqueer folks in the games community.
 
$10,000 scholarship for college tuition, fees and books. Must be a U.S. Citizen. Must be pursuing, or intending to pursue, a degree with a cybersecurity or information security focus. Eligible applicants must have: Participated in at least one National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (any qualifier or regional) between 2016 and March 25, 2019.
 
A full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity. The winner of the Science Ambassador Scholarship will receive full tuition coverage for up to four years. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply.
 
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