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ISSUE 28
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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Hello,
 

🎲 I'm excited to have Nadya Primak, front-end lead and game developer, share her story with us this week. Her main advice to us is to "Take baby steps. The tech industry is so overwhelming that it is very easy to look at it and just run away screaming. When I was starting out I forced myself to ignore all of the noise and just focus on completing a small project. I think this is how I maintained my sanity and also built my confidence." Read her story here.

It was Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday. I wanted to celebrate the day somehow and was pretty disappointed that I didn't know any Indigenous People in Tech. After some research, I made a thread on a few Native Americans in tech that we should get to know and follow. Check it out!

👩‍💻 I'm making good progress on Diversify Tech. I added several bootcamp scholarships to the site. If you are considering a bootcamp, make sure to take a look at the site for scholarships available to women. Let me know if you have suggestions on what else I should add.

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 Belated Ada Lovelace Day!
@venikunche

Get Inspired: Women in Tech Doing Amazing Things 🎉

 

Words of Wisdom: Advice from Women in Tech 🙏

 
"Using online tutorials and feel like you're not taking it in? When you finish a section *stop*, make notes, delete the code you just wrote, then try and do it again without the tutorial. Don't beat yourself up if you can't remember it - look back at the tutorial, then continue. Basically, active learning > passive learning. Plus you've written the code once, so you know it's possible, and the answer is there if you need it." Yvette Cook, iOS Developer, Makers Academy [Read more]
 
"Learn to learn, and learn terms to google. The rest you get from practice and trial and error. Build something tiny from start to release. Every step will teach you something new and important. After that, add a new feature. Keep building. That project will help you get a job." - Jen Luker, Lead Software Engineer at Formidable Labs  [Read more]

Your Toolbox: Resources on Coding 📚

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

Learn to Code

     

Web Development

         

Algorithms

 

Data Science

 

Other

    Aditya Sridhar 


Accessibility

 

Career: Preparing for a Job in Tech 📝

     

Food for Thought: Interesting Reads ☕

 

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