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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.


I'm back at work at the USGS this month after the government shutdown. I'm working on an internal AWS dashboard for our team. I'm not familiar with AWS so it's been nice to learn something new.

Other than that, it's been a quite week. I'm getting bogged down with a lot of manual tasks for Diversify Tech. I'm looking into writing some serverless functions to automate some data entry and social media tasks. When that frees up my time, I can work on developing out the site more.

What you are working on? Reply and let me know! 


Get Inspired: Women in Tech Doing Amazing Things 🎉


Words of Wisdom: Advice from Women in Tech 🙏

"One peace of advice for novice programmers: Learn to throw code away. Learn to be ok with it. git reset --hard is your friend. Your value is not the code you've written so far, but your problem solving process. You'll replace the code faster than you expect." - Kat Marchán, CLI and Community Architect at npm [Read more]
“Ask yourself why you do what you do. If you know why you’re doing it, you have a purpose, a direction, a goal. This can help when you encounter a challenge. It becomes clear how to best approach it.”  - Jessica Pointing, PhD Student in Quantum Computing at Stanford University [Read more]

Your Toolbox: Resources on Coding 📚

If you are new to coding, start with one of these resources:
CodeacademyCoursera or FreeCodeCamp.
How I Made the Most Out of My Freecodecamp Journey
Catherine Vassant




4 Things That I Always Manually Test
Lindsey Kopacz

Career: Preparing for a Job in Tech 📝


Food for Thought: Interesting Reads ☕


Resources & Opportunities

Android Engineering Apprenticeship
This program will onramp 4 apprentices to work alongside Pandora’s Android teams in Oakland, CA and Atlanta, GA. Throughout the program, apprentices will have access to mentors, allies, and support staff at Onramp to help them navigate their responsibilities and establish a new career as a Software Engineer.

Scholarships for MongoDB World, CSS Day 2019 + UI Special, O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference, CSSconf EU, and JSConf EU conferences
Scholarships for women in tech

Codeland by CodeNewbie
The only conference designed for new and growing developers. Early Bird Tickets end on March 10th.

Women Back to Work/Cisco Systems Mid-Career Returnship
Women Back to Work (WBW) has partnered with Cisco for an exciting 16-week paid mid-career Returnship for 14 returnees. This Returnship is in San Jose, CA and is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to re-enter the workforce.

Elpha: An Online Community for Women
Elpha is the private community for women to excel in tech. On Elpha, we share our experiences, insights, resources and career opportunities with each other. It’s designed and built by women to create the most powerful network for women in tech. Co-founded by Cadran Cowansage, Abadesi Osunsade and Kuan Luo, Elpha.
Find more opportunities at Diversify Tech
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