Don't forget Friday's Boulder Women Developer's Group Meetup event. Cynthia Traxler is going to walk us through a simple grid system & explain some of the reasons to use the system rather than "roll on your own."
We are a group of technically savvy women in Boulder who are, or hope to become, serious programmers and leaders in our field. The main focus of the group is on software/web development, but we are open to programmers from other fields as well (science, medical, IT, etc).
As women developers, we've all probably gotten used to holding our own in large groups of men. We aren't afraid to ask questions, take leadership positions, and for the most part we are treated equally and with respect. However, the extreme minority status of women developers is a real issue. I'm hoping that by creating this group, we can begin to form a support network of women, and discover what happens when women learn from, and mentor each other. This is an experiment of sorts, so please join if you'd like to see what happens!
We will start with two types of meetups:
1) Themed "Hack days" - where we'll get together and work on our coding projects on a Saturday or Sunday. Themes could be something like "Ruby on Rails" or "Python" or "Android".
2) Lightning presentations - Weekday evening opportunities to give presentations on your area of expertise (or even something you just learned last week!). There will be 3 slots for 15 minute presentations on a programming/technical topic -- it should be something of relatively popular interest. Please contact me if you would like to present.