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ISSUE 39
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,

Happy New Year! How is 2019 going so far?

I loved reading all of the year end posts from last year. I'm pretty amazed at what some people have done in a span of a year. Here is mine in tweets. It was a rough year but it turned around at the end.

As a lot of us do, I listed out my resolutions and goals for 2019. Initially, I was excited and motivated. But as the days go by, I'm feeling anxious about it all.

So, I'm trying something different. I'm trying to fit my goals into my chaotic life w/ a baby instead of forcing things. I want to lose my pregnancy weight and get fit. I picked some dance classes as a workout. I love to dance; gives me so much joy. I made sure they are just 10-15 minutes away. They are at a time when my husband is there for our daughter. I removed most of the hurdles I usually have. Let's see how it goes.

What are your goals for this year? How you are planning them out? I'd love to hear your tips!

🎉 In other news, Diversify Tech made it to the finals for the Golden Kitty Awards from Product Hunt. If it has helped you in some way, please upvote here!

@venikunche
P.S. I'm a little behind on responding to emails. I'll get to them soon.

Get Inspired: Women in Tech Doing Amazing Things 🎉

 

Words of Wisdom: Advice from Women in Tech 🙏


"Your code doesn't have to be perfect the first time you write it. Get it working functionally, and then you can clean it up. Just make sure you clean it up." - Kelly Vaughn, Developer, Owner of the The Taproom Agency  [Read more]

"I know so many people who have lifted their families out of poverty with a tech career. Tech helped me earn independence from a bad marriage. Does it really matter why folks get into this industry? 

There’s room for everyone.
" - Emily Freeman, Software Engineer, Public Speaker, Cloud Advocate at microsoft [Read more]

Your Toolbox: Resources on Coding 📚

If you are new to coding, start with one of these resources:
CodeacademyCoursera or FreeCodeCamp.
      
Rachel Andrew
           
Getting Started with Web Accessibility in Vue or in React
Emily Mears
    

Career: Preparing for a Job in Tech 📝

       

Food for Thought: Interesting Reads ☕

Opportunities


Apple Entrepreneur Camp
For organizations founded and led by women. Apple Entrepreneur Camp’s two-week technology labs in Cupertino, California take place once a quarter. Applications are accepted worldwide and on a rolling basis, so you can apply for any dates that are currently scheduled.

25 Tech Conference Scholarships
Scholarships to conferences around the world inlcuding the Lead Dev, DevOpsDays, Sunshine PHP, LamdaDays, iOSCon, emberConf, React Amsterdam and userR!

Web Developer | ISL | Washington, DC

Director of Software Engineering | Red Ventures | Charlotte, NC or Austin TX

Senior Fullstack Software Engineer | Inkling | San Francisco, CA

Software Engineer | Optoro | Washington, D.C.

Support Engineer | CitizenNet, a Condé Nast Company | Los Angeles, CA

Senior Software Engineer | CommonBond | New York, NY

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Find more opportunities at Diversify Tech
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