Written by Joy Guerin
Left: Joy Guerin | Right: Rachel Knaster
In this edition of Above the Glass, Joy Guerin, Group Product Manager at Parkmobile, sits down with Rachel Knaster, Chief Product Officer at ASAPP, to ask her about the nature of product management, healthy company cultures, and the future of work.
Tell me about your journey to ASAPP and your role there as a product leader.
I was late to the computer science game and took my first class on the subject during my sophomore year of college. …
Written by Eleanor Hecks
If you love to work out complex computational problems, then a career as a developer is probably right for you. You’ll get a chance to use your creativity to come up with innovative solutions. Developers often work on the back-end of websites, apps, and software as a service (SaaS) companies.
There are around 174,300 web developers and digital designers in the United States. The industry is growing at about 8% per year, which is faster than average growth across all sectors. …
Written by Jessica Fender
Here’s one developer’s story from Reddit:
“I’m a coder. I think 80 percent of my emails and Slack messages are huge walls of text with caveperson grammar. Instead of replies, I get questions. How can I write better?”
A few details were adjusted for confidentiality reasons, but the bottom line stays the same:
Writing skills are essential to get ahead in a technical career.
You may assume that you’ll be working with lines of code far more often than words, but written communication is an integral part of any technical role. …
Written by Jessica Fender
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Whether you’re a freelancer, a software development enterprise employee, or the owner of your own firm, you’re always seeking new business. A critical part of finding said business is responding swiftly and appropriately to potential clients’ needs.
Before you have the job, though, your first goal is the same: to write the best brief possible that stands out from other submissions.
Follow these five tips to help you craft a brief that will impress your potential clients and score your next gig:
Your brief should always include the following elements…
Written by Lee Anna Carillo
Many experts believe that portfolios are the new resumes when it comes to applying for jobs in technological fields. Having a portfolio can be just as valuable in the current job market, if not significantly more so than a traditional CV.
Why is this the case? A resume informs potential employers what you can do, but it doesn’t provide concrete evidence or support. However, a portfolio demonstrates your job skills and the tangible results of your efforts, such as products or projects you’ve developed.
Employers can use your portfolio to see first-hand applications…
Written by MK Comer
In our first edition of Above the Glass, MK Comer, WWCode Leadership Fellow and Lead Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton, meets with Katie Johar, a Principal with the Financial Services Organization (FSO) of Ernst & Young LLP (EY US), to discuss balancing work and motherhood, overcoming career challenges, and what it means to be a leader.
What is your background, and how did you get involved with EY?
I started my career in consumer lending in M&T Bank’s management development program. …
Written by Mala Gupta
With a glorious career that spans 28 years, Shalini Misra has worked with Sopra Steria, NIIT Technologies, and Tata Consultancy Services. She strongly believes that one can have it all through hard work, focus, and perseverance. With a postgraduate degree in Computer Science from Delhi University and a Bachelor’s degree from the Miranda House, she has exceptional business acumen, leadership, and an innovation-led mindset. As a woman leader, mentor, and speaker, she hopes to inspire more women to excel in technology.
When we asked her about the failures and achievements in her career, she shared, “Just…
Written by WWCode HQ
Mentor-led learning platform and world’s largest women-in-tech nonprofit to offer scholarships for women pursuing in-demand coding and data science careers
San Francisco, CA — December 17, 2020 — Springboard, the pioneer of mentor-led online learning, today announced a partnership with Women Who Code, an international nonprofit dedicated to empowering women in technology, to introduce the Springboard/Women Who Code scholarship program. Ten scholarships worth $1,000 each will be awarded to women looking to enroll in Springboard’s mentor-guided online courses in software engineering, data science, and machine learning.
Springboard’s cutting-edge programs match students with mentors and industry experts…
Written by Naomi Freeman
Left: Naomi Freeman | Right: Natasha Malik
In this edition of Engineer to Engineer, Natasha Malik, Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP (EY), was gracious enough to sit down with WWCode Leadership Fellow Naomi Freeman to discuss navigating a struggling job market, leadership, and staying present.
How long have you been with EY, and what does your role entail?
I’ve worked at Ernst & Young for 12 years as part of the data and analytics division. …
Written by Mala Gupta
Monisha Mayor is an industry leader with over two decades of experience. She believes all the time invested in her career has brought her a richness of spirit and advancement of mindset. She has worked with top tier IT companies like Hughes, Aricent, Genband, and Agnity with her last stint at Nagarro as Director of Delivery.
When asked about the key achievements of her career, she shared, “I was fortunate to get the opportunity to work with the brightest minds which were very stimulating. The telecom industry was rightly set, and my career spanned through the…