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ISSUE 31
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 everyone,

Today is the official launch of Diversify Tech! 🎉 It is a site connecting you and other underrepresented people with opportunities in tech. 

There are so many resources and opportunities but they are shared within closed networks. People who are not already part of the industry may never hear about them. I've been trying my best to get these opportunities to you. That's why I started Code with Veni. Now, I've launched Diversify Tech for the same reason. Here is what you will see on the site:

 Take a look. This is for you and I'd love to hear your feedback. Reply and let me know what you think.

Happy Coding!
@venikunche
P.S. I'll tell you about the technical details next week!
P.P.S. If you are in DC, come celebrate with me today. We are having tacos 😄

Get Inspired: Women in Tech Doing Amazing Things 🎉

 
POCIT
By all traditional estimates, Merline Saintil was not destined for success. Growing up as a poor girl in Haiti, she never dreamed of working side by side with world-class engineers and leaders in Silicon Valley. But, one afternoon at a career fair changed everything.
 
CodeNewbie
Jesslyn worked with NASA to build a navigation tool for space, kinda like Google Maps for astronauts. She shares how she did it and what she's learned along the way.

Words of Wisdom: Advice from Women in Tech 🙏


“The most important thing is knowing that it’s going to be hard and that you’ll learn something everyday. Over time, being patient enough for that to play out lets you get so far.”  - Zorah Fung, Software Engineer, Sift Science [Read more]
 
"Take ownership of your own narrative, because, if you don't, people will write it for you. And the one they write may not be as kind"  - Saron Yitbarek, Founder of CodeNewbie [Read more]

Your Toolbox: Resources on Coding 📚

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

Career: Preparing for a Job in Tech 📝

Inclusion At Work
 
 
Programmer Stereotypes: Expectations vs Reality
Alice in Techland Comics (@alice.in.techland)

Opportunities

A partnership with Pluralsight and Andela to support 10,000 aspiring and professional developers in Africa with a 4-month access to Android and Mobile web courses. This opportunity is open to successful graduates of the Google Africa Scholarship Challenge, Developer student clubs, GDGs and other aspiring and professional developers across Africa.
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