WW Maker Bytes | Issue 63

We are building features for the Women Who Code community and we want to highlight that work with our stakeholders, you! THANK YOU to our contributors for dedicating their valuable time to help us build tech a place where women can excel.

You can follow all of our work on github. Below are a few snippets of our awesome features.


We’ve been doing a lot of work this week to improve the stability, function, and impact of our products. This includes backend updates such as removing newrelic and sumologic to close two old PRs. We also took steps to create a more seamless staging environments and implemented speedup tests on the meetup API.

Another important step we are taking is laying the groundwork for more advanced user profiles by moving attributes such as name, network id, filepicker url, and others out of the user table and into the profiles table. This is connected to another PR where we started building out the search feature to include more in depth Network based parameters.

With the job board, we changed created at in the admin to launch date and expiration date to better comply with our subscription-based system and started incorporating single posts into that model as well. We also added tracking to submit order buttons on the job board for more in depth analysis of customer behaviors and resolved an issue with multiple contact methods by setting the default to email.

A lot of job board design work was also conceived of and implemented this week with unscheduled posts set to display and scheduled posts set to be clearly marked as published. We also added a form to update the post, a customer column for easier navigation, and a link to edit the schedule in the auto generated email.

Our Website

Our repo is private, yet running under an open source license. Instead of pointing to issues and PRs, we are including a screenshot of what our weekly pulse looks like.

Existing website contributors, please check out our pulse!

Potential website contributors, please email [email protected] with your github username to get started. It’s built in Ruby on Rails + React + Postgresql.


Talk to us

Any ideas about existing features, new features, getting involved as a contributor, please share it in this FORM and/or watch our repos on Github.

To submit feedback, comments or questions email [email protected], we would love to hear from you.

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Join our User Research Team! Be the first to check out all of the great products that we are building and have your voice heard from the earliest stages of development.

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Originally published at www.womenwhocode.com on April 3, 2017.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. https://www.womenwhocode.com/