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Mebipenny Coding Competition - On September 12, my company (Instructure) is hosting a codi Coraline Ada E. Sep 3, 2015 11:56 AM
City Code Discount - Hey amazing people - I'm speaking about Grace Hopper at this new conf in Chicago called "City Code"on Oct 9th They offered a CWDevs discount and scholarships if you want to attend and wrote up this thing about my talk specifically (if you are i Melissa P. Sep 1, 2015 4:11 PM
Visualizations with D3.js - Women's DIY Series - Hi CWDevs, Another meetup group, Women's DIY Series, is hosting a one day workshop on visualizations with D3.js. It's free but requires a t $10 deposit. More information Molly R. Aug 11, 2015 7:42 AM
Getting Started in Open Source with Python - Hi there! Coraline Ada E. Jul 14, 2015 5:08 PM
Fwd: Meetup details changed: RailsBridge Rocketeer Roundup! - RAILSBRIDGE INFO ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Lauren Scott < [address removed] > Melissa P. Jun 18, 2015 3:36 PM
One-time volunteer opportunity! Python code review - Kathy Flint, founder of the non-profit Northbridge technology, is looking for a volunteer who's experienced in Python to code review an app her summer interns are working on. This would be approximately a 2-4 hour commitment.  Contact Kathy directly a Molly R. Jun 17, 2015 11:47 AM
Space available for this evenings meetup! - Hi All, There has been some confusion about this evening's event. There is still space available! The meetup RSVP list was closed because you'll need to RSVP through Eventbrite Molly R. Jun 16, 2015 1:21 PM
Learn to Solder, BattleHack Chicago, Scholarships to the O’Reilly Solid Conference - Hi CWDevs, Below are a few upcoming events that might be of interest to you. Women's Electronics Workshops 6/14: Learn to Solder (tomorrow!) 6/20: Electronics Bootcamp 6/28: Circuit Building We'l Molly R. Jun 13, 2015 9:49 AM
Here is a thing you can do tomorrow night! - With Mother's Day right around the corner, a group of Chicago's most passionate women in game development, the Voxelles, are hosting a game jam event. Combining the excitement of live game-building with free food, join the Voxelles at the Indie City Co Melissa P. May 1, 2015 2:11 PM
Calls for speakers and Hackathon - Hi CWDevs, Below are a few upcoming events that might be of interest: Call for Speakers for That Conference - Deadline Today! More information can be found here: Molly R. Apr 13, 2015 12:16 PM
Now accepting contributions for Chicago Women Developers - Hi Amazing People, As most of you know, a lot goes into making a Meetup great, and some of that greatness requires cash. There's a new feature on Meetup that makes it easy for everyone in our group to chip in and help cover our costs. Starting Melissa P. Apr 6, 2015 10:39 AM
Supporting Women and Minorities in Tech? - Ashley Apr 3, 2015 8:39 AM
Opportunities at the White House - GET ON THIS!!! - Job and Internship Opportunities Melissa P. Mar 4, 2015 10:11 PM
AEC Hackathon - Free Tickets for CWDevs - BuiltWorlds is offering free tickets to CWDevs for their AEC Hakathon this weekend. The promotional code to get these free tickets for participation is "bwvip," all lower case. Tickets are to be purchased at this Molly R. Mar 3, 2015 12:13 PM
Chicago Coder Conference - CWD member Crispina Chong has secured two free tickets to C Coraline Ada E. Feb 27, 2015 2:07 PM
mRelief is having a Hackathon! - 2/21, 2-7PM Coraline Ada E. Feb 19, 2015 6:44 PM
upcoming Chicago events - Hi CWDevs, Below are a few events of interest to the Chicago tech community: Devoxx4Kids - New Technology Group for Parents and Children ------------------------------­------------ We all know that being a technologist Molly R. Feb 18, 2015 9:46 AM
Free Udemy course: Test Driven Development in Ruby - ________________________ Hi Melissa, I have free coupons to Test Driven Development in Ruby course for beginners: Melissa P. Jan 30, 2015 2:39 PM
Hack Night Location Change - Please note that we are moving the location of our Hack Night back to the DeVry room at 1871. I hope to see you there! Coraline Ada E. Jan 14, 2015 11:59 AM
Help Chicago Volunteer Group build a RoR CRM for charities. - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Meetup < [address removed] > Date: Fri, Jan 9, 2015 at 9:25 PM Melissa P. Jan 12, 2015 10:01 AM
Fwd: Environment automation workshop for women: Vagrant and Chef - We are h Melissa P. Jan 5, 2015 9:02 PM
Udemy has Web Dev and Ruby courses at $10 right now. - Noticed today that Udemy is offering a bunch of their computer programming, project management, and uh... voice lesson classes for $10 for the new year. Let me know if you take any of the computer programming courses and we&# Melissa P. Jan 1, 2015 11:45 PM
Write/Speak/Code - There’s a wonderful event coming to Chicago Coraline Ada E. Dec 28, 2014 7:51 PM
Spaces available in the learning Django workshop this weekend! - Hi CWDevs, There are spaces available in the learning Django workshop this Saturday:­elopers/events/215915952/ This workshop will be a good introduction to a popular web framework for people with so Molly R. Dec 4, 2014 9:21 AM
Upcoming events: STEM Summit and hack.summit() - Hi CWDevs, Two upcoming events that might be of interest: A STEM Summit this Thursday and a virtual programming conference, Molly R. Nov 18, 2014 4:47 PM
[Start-Ups] 50% Discount for Entrepreneur's Unplugged - Entrepreneurs Unpluggd presents: Elevate - Take your startup to the next level Every entrepreneur starts with an idea, but successful founders know that execution separates great ideas from great companies. Melissa P. Oct 17, 2014 10:03 PM
Doh! Excellent People!! - Sorry for the email about Alder planetarium mentors that mentioned Excellent people constantly. I've been using/updating my browser plugin, the Melissa P. Oct 17, 2014 9:36 PM
Alder Planetarium is looking for Mentors for Girls Do Hack Nov 15th - Are you a web developer, nurse, or environmental scientist? Excellent people currently working in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics oriented career are needed to serve as mentors at Girls Do Hack to help inspire young excellent people Melissa P. Oct 17, 2014 9:12 PM
Help a sister lister out! - Hello ladies, This is a fellow CW Devs member, Rose Afrioiie, reaching out to ask you to please help. I am working with an all-woman team to launch a startup that helps Chicagoans in need see if they qualify for government benefits. We have Melissa P. Sep 25, 2014 8:24 PM
DevOp Days Oct 7th and 8th -   DevOpsDays is a community-driven technical conference that focuses on bridging the gap between development and operations.  It provides a collaborative environment where people can interact with their peers, learn about tools and automation Melissa P. Sep 25, 2014 8:09 PM
javascript class teacher for October? - Hi all, According to the results of our last survey , a large number of you are interested in learning Javascript and JQuery - We'd like to offer Melissa P. Sep 6, 2014 2:00 PM
Still some spots left for Monday's HTML and CSS course - Get a leg up on the school year and learn to build websites with Ellie! No experience required. All you need is to bring your big ole' brain and your laptop! Melissa P. Sep 4, 2014 3:41 PM
Meetup details changed: Learning Django Workshop with Chipy - Hi All, We have opened up more spaces in the Django workshop this weekend! Details are here:­elopers/events/201867942/ Also, please Molly R. Sep 4, 2014 9:39 AM
Last week to get tickets to Madison+Ruby for only $100 bucks! - Don't want you to miss this, we'll close registration on the morning of the 16th. If you decide to go after the 16th you'll need to buy a full priced ticket from the event website instead of the CWDev discounted price. Melissa P. Aug 12, 2014 11:36 AM
Events of interest on CWDevs message board - Hi CWDevs, I want to bring the CWDev message boards to your attention. In an effort to send out fewer emails I've been posting more announcements there. We have both a Molly R. Jul 24, 2014 11:37 AM
CWDevs Planning Survey - Hi Everyone, We're planning out the next few quarters and making sure you get what you need and want from CWDevs! Help us out by Melissa P. Jul 17, 2014 7:57 PM
Urban Sustainability Apps Competition - Tuesday at 1871 - 6pm - user 1. Jun 19, 2014 10:30 AM
June 28th: Project Euler Sprints - Chicago Women Devs, Hi! I'm the organizer of The Project Euler Sprint, a game based on Project Euler problems. I'd like to invite you all to the Project Euler 5k, a completely free event happening on Sat Melissa P. May 22, 2014 2:37 PM
Fwd: WordCamp Chicago June 13-15, 2014 - Melissa P. May 8, 2014 8:51 PM
News Notes and Notable Women - Hi Everyone! I haven't sent one of these in a while but mean to get back in the swing of sending a weekly email with all the juicy tidbits of what's happening in the world of CWDevs and Chicago tech. News: CWDev Melissa P. May 8, 2014 7:33 PM
PyCon Talks Preview Wednesday, March 26 at ThoughtWorks - Hi, Since I'm one of the featured speakers, I'm sharing this announcement of a PyCon talk preview organized by Brian Curtin. Below is his announcement: Naomi C. Mar 20, 2014 4:08 PM
NCWIT award looking for sponsors - Chicago Women Developers member Carrie Ruetschlin is recruiting sponsors for a NCWIT award for high school girls. More information below: 40 amazing Illinois high school g Molly R. Mar 14, 2014 7:01 PM
Opportunity to host a field trip - Amy Ellifritz,  a teacher at Marine Math and Science Academy, is looking for a tech workplace that could host a field trip for nine of her students. From Amy: I am reaching out once again to see if anyone might be interested in helpin Molly R. Feb 25, 2014 9:56 PM
Mentors for beginning Java developers - Hi Chicago Women Developers, The Chicago Java Users Group is offering mentoring for new Java developers. The mentorship program will pair you with a mentor in a particular area for a one-on-one, 45 minutes session. These sessions w Molly R. Feb 23, 2014 3:13 PM
Space Apps Challenge - Chicago Women Developers member Nicole McCabe is organizing the International Space Apps Challenge. If you'd like to get involved, there's more information from Nicole below. This April 12th and 13th Chicago will Molly R. Feb 18, 2014 12:32 PM
One-time volunteer opportunity to work with high schoolers - Marine Math and Science Academy on the near west side of Chicago is hosting a Hack Day and needs volunteers to help their students use App Inventor. Please contact Amy Ellifritz ([address removed]) to volunteer. More information from Amy is i Molly R. Jan 19, 2014 4:17 PM
Spaces available in the NetLogo Workshop! - Learn to create animations of simulated worlds from fireworks to ant colonies to city traffic with NetLogo in our workshop on Saturday, January 11. You can see examples of what NetLogo can do Molly R. Jan 1, 2014 2:31 PM
Request for Panelists - Hi All, High school teacher Amy Gorzynski is looking for women in tech to participate in a panel discussion on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 9-11:15am at East Leyden High School. If you'd like to volun Molly R. Dec 20, 2013 10:49 AM
Registration Reminder for ARA Chicago Speed Mentoring Event | Advancing Women in Technology—Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - Preview not available Megan M. Dec 2, 2013 6:21 PM
Design for Empowerment Extended: Chicago - On Nov. 12, 2013 , CivicLab will be launching an informal class called Design for Empowerment Extended: Chicago.  DFEX: CHI is an extension of the Design for Empowerment class originally offered at the MIT Media Lab by Pro Molly R. Oct 31, 2013 7:57 PM
Two great statewide health data events coming up Nov 8 and 9 - Hi CW Devs, We would love for you to join us for the Health Datapalooza event  November 8th and 9th .  Melissa P. Oct 26, 2013 9:54 AM
Last Day to Apply for Rails Girls Chicago's Nov 9 Event - Rails Girls Chicago is back! During this free workshop, we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails. The event takes place on  Saturday, November 9th , and will be a full day of workshops, t Melissa P. Oct 25, 2013 1:21 PM
What? We Just got this email, but maybe you wanna attend this weekend! - This Weekend: On Friday October 25 , teams will be competing for 24-hrs to re-imagine the way metropolitan cities work and live day-to-day. The goal of the hackathon is to see what creative minds woul Melissa P. Oct 24, 2013 6:26 PM
ARA Chicago Event: Advancing Women in Technology | Thursday, November 21, 2013 - Megan M. Oct 9, 2013 5:17 PM
We thought you might like to attend: Tech innovation in Govt 10/10/13 - http://www.technologyinnovatio­ Sustaining Main Street Through Innovation Technology Innovation in Government: Beyond Logistics Thursday, October 10, 2013 • 8 AM to 12:30 PM M Melissa P. Oct 9, 2013 8:34 AM
Rails Girls Chicago is back! - Rails Girls Chicago is back! During this free workshop, we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails. The event takes place on  Saturday, November 9th , and will be a full day of workshops, t Melissa P. Oct 9, 2013 7:17 AM
Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing - Fran B. Oct 2, 2013 9:03 AM
Adler Planetarium recruiting mentors for Nov 9 STEM workshops aimed at high school girls! - This sounds like so much fun! Please, if you are so moved, apply to mentor at this event on Nov. 9th! http://girlsdohack.adlerplanet­ We're recruiting wo Melissa P. Sep 21, 2013 11:15 AM
Open Source Comes to Campus, for Chicago women at UIC and beyond - Preview not available Sheila M. Sep 16, 2013 1:01 PM
Meetup details changed: Let's Go to the PHP Meetup and talk Diversity - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­elopers/events/139873272/ When : Thursday, October 3, 20 Melissa P. Sep 12, 2013 12:25 PM
Cap added to library hack night - We've added a cap to the library hack night. The room at the library is small so I want to make sure everyone fits. Since the event is so popular we'll be sure to schedule more in the future. Francesca Aug 29, 2013 12:43 PM
Techweek Meetup Today 5pm! - Hi All,   This is very last minute due to slow email response times back and forth with the Techweek team, however, we are scheduled to have a meetup at Techweek from 5-6pm TODAY. Bonus, there is a Techweek happy hour from 4-5pm right Melissa P. Jun 29, 2013 12:58 PM
Techweek Discount Code - Hi Everyone,   Techweek was nice enough to give CWDevs members a discount code. If you are interested in attending and seeing what the Chicago tech scene (with an emphasis on start-ups) is all about, use the code below to get 15% o Melissa P. Jun 2, 2013 9:55 PM
Deadline is today: Code for America Civic Startup Accelerator - Hi all, just got word that CFA wants more women to apply. Please do this now if your tech company is helping change the civic landscape!   Code for America is now recruiting startups for its 2013 class of the Civic Startup Accele Melissa P. May 31, 2013 11:10 AM
ARA Chicago | Advancing Women in Technology - Megan M. May 24, 2013 10:58 AM
DjangoCon issues a call for papers - Hey CWDevs members, if any of you have considered speaking at conferences or just love Django - apply!   DjangoCon has issued its call for papers. The deadline is  June 18th and the conference is in Chicago  Melissa P. May 23, 2013 11:21 AM
No Hack Night this week! Join us at Chipy instead - Hi CWD, Hack night is cancelled this week so that we can attend the Chipy, the Chicago Python User Group. Hack night will return next week on May 16. If you're interested in Python or the Chicago tech scene please join us at Chipy. Molly R. May 6, 2013 1:17 PM
Webinar hosted by Thoughtworks on ways to stay current in tech - Thought this might be interesting to some of our members. -------------   Wednesday, May 8th / 12:00 noon CT During this one-hour webinar, two ThoughtWorks softwa Melissa P. May 3, 2013 4:43 PM
Web programming talk and job opportunities: Hack Night: Organized Web Frameworks Rails talk - We have a special guest from Austin coming to give a talk at this week's Hack Night about how to best organize code in your app. Skinny Controllers, Fat Models!! This has been the mantra for the past few years, now we are left with rails applic Francesca Apr 13, 2013 8:17 PM
Arduino Craft Circle New Meeting Time - Hi Group, Some of you attended our Arduino fiber crafts workshop in February.  If you'd like more creative Arduino time there's another meetup group, Arduino Craft Circle (­-Craft-Circle/).  They've moved their reg Molly R. Mar 28, 2013 8:33 AM
Re: [CWDevs] iOS Boot Camp (Not vetted, just passing on the opportunity) - I know this is a little pricier than the 3-day bootcamp, but there's also a Starter-League-like academy (8 weeks) for iOS: I haven't taken this, bu Sara T. Mar 22, 2013 3:37 PM
iOS Boot Camp (Not vetted, just passing on the opportunity) - Hi Everyone.   This keeps hitting my spam filter, but looks legit. I don't know who is running it so can't vet, but thought I'd pass it on in case any of you were interested in this.  -Melissa Melissa P. Mar 22, 2013 1:29 PM
3 Scholarships available to Starter League Spring courses! - Hi everyone,   We're so very happy to announce that Starter League coding school has reached out to us and offered a few full scholarship spots in their spring program just for CWDevs members! If you have even remotely considered it, p Melissa P. Mar 17, 2013 9:41 AM
Meetup details changed: Let's Learn Python! - Due to tremendous interest in this class we are moving to a larger venue. It will be held in the Google offices just a few blocks away from 1871.   We have also increased the limit to 25 students.   I've updated this M Francesca Mar 1, 2013 11:50 AM
We're on ABC7 Chicago! - Hi everyone!   For those of you who didn't wake up at 5:40 this morning and turn on the TV, CWDevs was on the ABC with news anchor Judy Hsu! You can check out the segment here: We're very excited about the Melissa P. Feb 20, 2013 5:18 PM
#XXHack this Thursday. - Hi Everyone, A reminder that we'll be in the OCA room this Thursday night. I'm personally going to start an online course for learning to program iOS apps this hack night, so would love a study buddy if you are keen to learn along side me! Melissa P. Feb 2, 2013 6:31 PM
Tuesday availability - Hi Everyone,   We have the opportunity to showcase CWDevs on a local news channel! This is very exciting as we'd love to get the message out that CWDevs exists and that programmers of all skill levels are welcome to participate! The ca Melissa P. Jan 30, 2013 11:23 AM
Meetup details changed: #XXHack Final Postgres class All (including men) are welcome - I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­elopers/events/100241462/ When : Thursday, January 31, 2 Francesca Jan 28, 2013 4:18 PM
Canceling this week's XXHack so you can go to Nathan's Art and Code talk - (see subject)   #XXHack, scheduled to occur on Thursday, January 17,[masked]:00 PM has been cancelled. Please update your plans accordingly. If you have further questions, you can email me through the Francesca Jan 16, 2013 3:13 PM
Develop a Data App using Raphael, D3, HTML and Backbone - Hi all, Here's a project for intermediate coders if you are interested, starts the 15th. There is a wait list of 35 Dudes, but David is holding 5 spots for some of us coding women.  Workshop: Develop a Data App using Raphael, D3, HTML and B Melissa P. Jan 6, 2013 5:16 PM
Wine and chocolate: #XXHack Night this week - Hello everyone! While we're still working on our service project for those rascally scouts on Thursdays, we're also ready to get back to what XXhack is all about, hanging out and coding with other lady devs and learners. I'll bring some wine an Melissa P. Dec 3, 2012 9:55 AM
CWDevs - News Notes and Nothing Else - Nov 5th Edition - News: Melissa P. Nov 5, 2012 9:22 AM
Meetup details changed: #XXHack Night: Beginner coding on the scouts project. Intro to App Engine - This week at Hack Night we're going to do a user experience design session of the scouts website. We will have some visitors from the girl scouts at Hack Night to give us feedback on the site.     I've updated this Mee Francesca Oct 19, 2012 11:09 PM
Fwd: TW Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day! Oct. 16th - Preview not available Melissa P. Oct 12, 2012 11:20 AM
News, Notices, and Notable Women - September 18th Edition - News: Our October PostgreSQL class is fast approaching however, we only have 8 students in the class. In order for the class to take place we need at least 1 Melissa P. Sep 18, 2012 12:35 PM
This week at Hack Night - This week we'll be giving an intro to git and setting up an environment for building the site we are building together. We'll also have a bit of a python introduction.   Last week we decided to build a website for a Girl/Boy Scout tr Francesca Sep 12, 2012 10:23 AM
UPDATE: Rails Girls - Free two day Ruby on Rails workshop - Hi ladies, Rails Girls Registration closed moments after I emailed you about it, however, I emailed them and they opened registration just for us (How cool is that?) Please register through this link immediately if you are interested in attending..  Melissa P. Sep 8, 2012 3:37 PM
Rail Girls - Free two day Ruby on Rails workshop - Rails Girls comes to Chicago! During the free two-day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails.   I believe registration ends today.­hicago Melissa P. Sep 8, 2012 1:28 PM
News, Notices, and Notable Women - Sept 7th Edition. - News: We're building a functional website for a local Girlscout troop durning Thursday night's XXHack. If you are interested in learning and helping to build something that gives back, lend a hand on Thursday nights and Melissa P. Sep 7, 2012 12:51 PM
App Challenge Chicago - Hey everyone! Braintree (where I work) is putting together a hackathon, and we'd love to have some of you there! We're getting the Chicago tech community together for a weekend of hacking, creating, eating, and drinking. There will also be some Ri L. Sep 7, 2012 10:34 AM
This week at Hack Night #XXHack Night: Brainstorm Group Web Dev Projects - We're going to try to make hack night more structured   This week at Hack Night we will be brainstorming ideas for a group web development project. If you have a project you've been wanting to build and want to work on it togethe Francesca Sep 4, 2012 1:48 PM
Scholarships to Grace Hopper -APPLY NOW - Right NOW, For Real. - Hey everyone, just want to pass this along as I just got word of it, Facebook is offering a really great scholarship including travel and food stipend for 25 women to attend Grace Hopper. We will also be offering a scholarship, (more to come on that la Melissa P. Aug 30, 2012 2:21 PM
Macbook Stolen at Gunpoint Yesterday. - Kitty, A Code Academy student and frequenter of CWDev #XXhack was robbed at gunpoint and had her life threatened on the CTA green line train Saturday morning. She was on her way to a Builder's Weekend event. She was told to hand over her Mac and Melissa P. Aug 26, 2012 12:21 PM
Rails Girls coming to Chicago Sept 29th. - FWD -   Rails Girls comes to Chicago! During the free two-day workshop we'll dive into the magical world of Ruby on Rails. The event kicks off on Friday, September 28th, with an Installation Party. Saturday, September 29th, wil Melissa P. Aug 17, 2012 3:54 PM
Call for Software Freedom Day speakers/teachers - Preview not available Cecilia Aug 9, 2012 5:45 PM
News, Notices, and Notable Women - August 8th Edition - News and Notes: If you are working on an open source software project that’s changing the world you should totally Melissa P. Aug 8, 2012 11:17 PM
Volunteers Needed, Saturday! Black Girls Code -   A Tale of 3 Cities Saturday 28th July 10 am - 3 pm Melissa P. Jul 25, 2012 1:39 PM
Fwd: [PS1-Public] Mitch Altman Audrino for Newbies class - Forwarding this from the PS1 list for people who are interested in delving into programming for the physical world. Just making sure that folks know that sign up is now open for this class, to be taught at PS:1 on Thur Francesca Jul 22, 2012 10:53 AM
Re: [CWDevs] News Notes and Notable Womem - July 10th Edition - Ladies, A few of the women in 1871 are starting a regular but informal Wednesday  lunch time get together. If you are around tomorrow at noonish, grab your lunch and come find us at a table in the kitchen area of 1871. It will be a standing Wednes Sharon S. Jul 10, 2012 12:43 PM
News Notes and Notable Womem - July 10th Edition - Hello Everyone, it's been a whirlwind summer for me and the organizing team at CWDevs, teaching classes, working on projects and just plain working have taken us hostage in the heat, not that we're complaining, because Chicago's beaches were made Melissa P. Jul 10, 2012 12:33 PM

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