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ISSUE 40
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 hope you had a great week.

🎉 First, thank you so much for voting for Diversify Tech for Product Hunt's award earlier this week. I appreciate it. I'm super excited to share that it got the award for Diversity Product of the Year!

😑 Unfortunately, due to this really long government shutdown, I've haven't been able to get back to work. I'm trying to make the most of it and focusing on Diversify Tech.

✍️ I'm trying to write more. Blog posts seem daunting to me so I'm writing short Twitter threads. I'll work my way up to a blog post eventually. Here is a thread on why I try even when I know I can fail. (plot twist: I didn't understand how the award worked. I did get the award. You'll know what I mean once you read 😊)

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!

Cheers,
@venikunche

Get Inspired: Women in Tech Doing Amazing Things 🎉

Hooria Ishtiaq
Hooria, 13 year old girl who lives in Pakistan is a Full stack developer specialized in Nodejs and React. She started learning to code from the freecodecamp.org in June 2018 and finished the whole curriculum in Dec 2018.
 
CodeNewbie
Bekah is a mother of four who’s learning to code and used coding as a form of therapy to get through a very tough time in her life.

Words of Wisdom: Advice from Women in Tech 🙏


"Make a nice list of your goals. Decorate it, put your flavor on it then take a picture of it and set it as your background either on your phone, desktop or both! It's a nice little reminder when you're having those dull low vibe days" - Pariss Athena, Front End React/React Native Dev [Read more]
 
"Pro tip: if you have bad gut feelings or see red flags during an interview process, you should not rationalize them away and think maybe it will be fine. It will not be fine. Trust your gut and run away." - Ian Coldwater, DevOps Engineer [Read more]

Your Toolbox: Resources on Coding 📚

If you are new to coding, start with one of these resources:
CodeacademyCoursera or FreeCodeCamp.
#100Daysofcoding Changed My Life...
Katharina Kufieta
       
Sara Soueidan
 
   

Career: Preparing for a Job in Tech 📝

 
Pauline P. Narvas
   

Food for Thought: Interesting Reads ☕

 

Opportunities

To help fill the skills gap, the SANS Institute created the SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy, an intensive, accelerated training program that provides SANS world class training and GIAC certifications to quickly and effectively launch careers in cybersecurity.
 
Scholarships for Women in CyberSecurity Conference
To help break down the barriers that prevent underrepresented groups in technology and business from attending leading conferences, we're excited to offer Google Conference & Travel Scholarships for selected conferences in the tech industry and related fields.

HUE Tech Summit: Call for Speakers
We are looking for speakers who can deliver a solo talk, participate on a panel, or lead a workshop that falls into one of the following tracks: Technical or Entrepreneurial. Proposals will be accepted until 11:59 PM on January 31, 2019.

Grace Hopper Celebration: Call for Speakers
Grace Hopper Celebration is the world's largest gathering of women technologists. It is produced by AnitaB.org and presented in partnership with ACM. GHC 19 will be Oct. 2–4 in Orlando, FL. Submit by March 6 at 5 p.m. PT.
 
Find more opportunities at Diversify Tech
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