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Chicago Women Developers Message Board Chicago Women Developers Forum › News, Notices, and Notable Women - May 16th Edition!

News, Notices, and Notable Women - May 16th Edition!

Melissa P.
Group Organizer
Chicago, IL

The Madison Ruby Conference and UX Madison have offered any CWDevs that want to come to their events in Wisconsin a $50 off coupon! The discount code is WomenDevs50

CWDevs member Ginny is running a Railsbridge workshop the weekend before our Ruby classes begin, if your interested in learning rails, sign up, Ginny is pretty awesome!­

The Red Pill:

Michelle at The Red Pill wants you to meet start-ups and small businesses that are looking for developers. $10 gets you in the door tomorrow. Looks like Harper Reed (CTO of President Obama's 2012 Campaign) and Jake Nickell, (Founder of Threadless) are speaking. Incidentally, 10yrs ago Harper introduced me to my husband, so you never know what might happen with that guy in the room.

Life of Julia
Veronica pointed out this well designed piece by the Obama campaign: "Life of Julia" slideshow, not only is it well designed, Julia, the cartoon, is a designer. If you are interested in the politics around it, check out Reagan’s education czar Bill Bennett’s piece huffed on CNNOpinion and the rubuttal written by my friend, Ilyse Hogue­

Keep an eye on the Jobs Folder in our Discussion Forum, we get a new request for developers ever few days.


Notices: Summer Classes Posted

Summer Apps Program as Package

We're very excited about this one, if you would like to take all 4 courses of our summer apps program, you have to option of paying for them all at once. As incentive for you to keep up with all your course work we are offering those that pay for the summer apps package and attend all of the courses during the months of June, July and August, a free pass to An Event Apart's Designing for Mobile Day on August 29th. Tickets for this event are $499 dollars, so we aren't making money on this deal, we are just interested in making awesome developers and think the Designing for Mobile conference will be an excellent reward for your hard work and a great primer to the September session on HTML5.

Notable Women:

This time it’s me: With the help of an awesome network. I wrote this article about women in Venture Capital for Techcocktail, and even Tim O’Reilly tweeted about it.  I included a list of 105 Women in Venture Capital, and since its publishing the list has amassed over 250 names thanks to a couple of miracles called the internet and crowdsourcing.

Be on the lookout for some articles about CWDevs in the coming weeks! One publishes tomorrow on Women 2.0

If you’ve got news to share email me at­, and I’ll include it in our Tuesday updates.

See you all at Hack night this Thursday!


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