Written by Jacob Yoss
Sheree Atcheson has worn many hats, including the Global Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Peakon, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, Women Who Code Advisor, and now author. The underlying thread in her successful career is championing inclusion and facilitating necessary conversations.
Sheree recently met with our Content Creator, Jacob Yoss, to discuss how her new book, Demanding More, expands her work to help people better understand what it means to be inclusive.
How did you get involved with Women Who Code, and what has your journey been like with the organization?
I’ve been part of…
Written by Jacob Yoss
Shannon Burns is the Head of Engineering at Flatfile.io and a long-time Women Who Code member. Shannon recently made a generous contribution to our community equivalent to 10 percent of her first year’s engineering salary to fund a scholarship for women pursuing a computer science education. She was gracious enough to sit down with our Content Creator, Jacob Yoss, to discuss what inspired her to launch this new scholarship program, her unique career path, and her advice to women in technology.
What’s the story of how you became involved with Women Who Code, and how has…
Written by DeepSource
Right off the bat, let’s clarify an important distinction. Writing code that works and writing good code are two very different things. The former is a skill while the latter is an art form, and this difference distinguishes great programmers from the crowd.
When we talk of good code, the word ‘good’ is vague by design. That’s because there are no rules set in stone about what makes code good or bad. All we have are some abstract guidelines such as readability:
Programs are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers to execute.
Written by Shay Waajid
Left: Shay Waajid | Right: Janeya Griffin
Janeya Griffin is a NASA Technology Transfer Engineer Contractor and entrepreneur. Her work fuels innovation by creating opportunities for inventions to go from concept to market. She also cares deeply about making a positive social impact and goes out of her way to provide second chances to people who need one.
Shay Waajid, Women Who Code’s Senior Volunteer Operations Manager, sits down with Janeya to talk about working a nine-to-five job while managing two companies, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the future of work.
How has the pandemic affected your…
Written by WWCode HQ
Web Hosting Provider IONOS Joins With World’s Largest Women in Tech Nonprofit to Support Programming and Events for Women Engineers
ATLANTA — February 22nd, 2021 — Women Who Code (WWCode), an international community dedicated to inspiring women to succeed in technology, is partnering with IONOS, a web hosting and cloud service provider. The support of IONOS is backing the development of multiple events, as well as the WWCode Cloud Track’s educational programming, and the WWCode CONNECT Conference in June.
This is the first significant partnership between IONOS and Women Who Code. By supporting the nonprofit organization…
Written by Briana Augenreich
Left: Briana Augenreich | Right: Ria Galanos
In this edition of Engineer to Engineer, WWCode Fellow Briana Augenreich meets with Ria Galanos, Software Engineering Lead for Learning and Development at Yext, to discuss the importance of teachers, encouraging students to love computer science, and technological advancements that are making a difference.
Can you tell me a bit about yourself and your current role?
I’m the Learning and Development Lead in the software engineering group at Yext. …
Written by Jacob Yoss
Left: Christy Marble | Center: Caity Bishop | Right: Fatima Sarah Khalid
Women Who Code has an exciting agenda planned for 2021. From our 70+ global networks and six online technical communities to major annual conferences like CONNECT, we want our members of all genders to have the support, resources, connections, and skill training they need to advance their careers in the technology industry.
All of our programs are free, which means we cannot accomplish our ambitious goals without the generosity of companies like Pantheon. Besides supporting their customers with a performant, collaborative WebOps platform —…
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. …