WWCode DC Kickoff Event

  • April 23, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Welcome first DC Chapter meetup for Women Who Code! Whether you are a brand new or experienced developer, this event will explain who we are and what we do while highlighting how you can get involved with the events coming up.

Schedule
6:30-7:00 PM - Mingle, grab snacks
7:00-7:30 PM - Introduction to WWCode, who we are/what we do, and upcoming events
7:30-8:30 PM - Tech demos, networking, Q&A

This event will not require any previous coding experience whatsoever, or even an understanding of what "programming" is. Our first events will be very beginner friendly with some of our own organizers learning to develop alongside you.

Also, if you have a moment, we would love to get some quick feedback from you over in our polls. Hope to see you soon!

First event sponsored by Capital One Labs (Location right above the Clarendon metro stop)

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  • Carrie D.

    Sara, I fit into the category of "Coding For The Level Below Dummies." Is it possible to list ALL the languages and what one expects if going down that path? Also define- language... again. As I shared at our Inaugural (: you say 'language' I think French....
    Let me also clarify that what I put up on my e-zines w permission was news bits/hyperlink to women who code DC. I bring to this table my background in licensing, design, marketing. I have already in mind some Women focused "badges" as I call them to create to share. I do need someone to explain to me how to embed code in the badges though so they know to come back to me or whomever....

    2 · April 25, 2014

    • Kaylyn G.

      Soon we'll start a language wiki list and/or paths to getting started. I think with the group of us we'll be able to compile something pretty helpful! :)

      April 26, 2014

    • Carrie D.

      :) cool. now, all women know is all is fair in love and war until the guy doesnt get it (tease), in that vein, I have hit "unsubscribe" over and over and over with General Assembly. So in the vein of all is fair until they are unfair, I caught this phrase on today's email, I hit unsubscribe to. Thought to share... call it a spoil of glamazon war... "“It is past time for women to take their rightful place, side by side with men, in the rooms where the fates of peoples, where their children's and grandchildren's fates, are decided.”
      – Hillary Clinton". Thank you guys for being 'men', this one is for the women!!!

      April 27, 2014

  • Sara

    For anyone interested in Python, Jeff Knupp, author of "Writing Idiomatic Python", just announced via his blog that he's offering a free copy of his book AND two free one hour mentoring sessions to all female developers.
    http://www.jeffknupp.com/blog/2014/04/25/in-support-of-female-engineers/

    5 · April 25, 2014

  • Carrie D.

    Ding Ding Ding! I brought a future WWC to the fold. She was helping me with her company's site. Told her about WWC. 1 more to the 2019 goal of 5 Million Women Coders. Put up the "Women Who Code", (with permission) on both my sites. I am excited!!

    1 · April 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yep, I have 2 I am bringing to the next meeting. :-)

      April 25, 2014

  • Melissa M.

    Hey- I am going to move the Study Group thread to the "discussions" section:-) That way we can keep up with each other on an ongoing basis.

    April 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Can you see that on the app or only on the site? I can't seem to find it? Thanks!

      April 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Met lots of awesome people and am really glad I went. Looking forward to joining a study group!

    April 24, 2014

  • Catherine

    I agree - had a marvy time. Looking forward to the Java group and possibly a JavaScript group if one starts up. I'm in NOVA so anything in the Clarendon area like last night works well. I'll be at the Code & Coffee in May!

    April 24, 2014

  • Melissa M.

    So I am learning through Codecademy right now and have completed the HTML basics and am halfway through the CSS lesson... If anyone else wants to meet up and learn together or try other sites out... Let me know! Would be fun to learn/ brainstorm (outside of the monthly coffe & code events). I am in DC/ U street corridor area.

    April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      So what night works for people? I have finished HTML and CSS but can always use a refresher.

      April 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      BTW, saturday-tuesday works best for me but I can be flexible depending on when/where we meet. If we are meeting in DC, along the orange line would rock! :-)

      April 24, 2014

  • Carrie D.

    Mail Chimpette here. Anyone local to help me? Also, I was talking with an awesome person on Monster. Told her about WWC. She's in SC. Recruit on the way.... I told her I will connect her to WWC DC to let them guide her....

    April 24, 2014

  • Nupur

    Got to meet some amazing people, I am so glad I attended, looking forward for our first coding session! Can anyone direct me to the meetup that was mentioned in the presentation, something along the lines of 'Code with Coffee', I guess it's tomorrow and I would love to attend.

    3 · April 23, 2014

    • Kaylyn G.

      Yea that is a good starter calendar! The DCFemTech group was started a week ago so it's also getting on it's feet. I'll catch up the with girl running that and send out updates as soon as we have them!

      2 · April 24, 2014

    • Nupur

      Hey.. Thank you so much girls!

      April 24, 2014

  • Carrie D.

    There is something to be said about women mentoring women and good 'Girl Food'

    April 24, 2014

  • Bonnie S.

    Wonderful event, great to meet everyone!

    April 24, 2014

  • Dee H.

    Really good to connect and get a start going

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So glad I went!

    1 · April 23, 2014

  • Nosipho M.

    The event was informative and presented material I could utilize to improve my technical skills. Interaction with other women including the co-organizers was fun and I look forward to more events.

    1 · April 23, 2014

  • Ria G.

    Amazing energy, lovely people, can't wait to have our first working session!

    2 · April 23, 2014

  • Jennifer A S.

    Gahh I can't come!!! :(

    April 23, 2014

  • Melissa M.

    Looking forward to tomorrow night!

    1 · April 22, 2014

  • Jacqueline C.

    I'm not sure if I can make it but I hope to see you all there!

    April 22, 2014

  • Laura E.

    Excited about this group!

    1 · April 21, 2014

  • Sharren

    Will try to make the next one!

    April 21, 2014

  • Kaitlin

    Wish I could go but I'm hosting a party that night!

    April 21, 2014

  • Carrie D.

    Please someone teach me Mailchimp for starters.... :o

    April 18, 2014

    • Kaylyn G.

      Mailchimp looks cool (haven't used it myself) - if you can make it to the event we can talk more about it!

      April 20, 2014

    • Carrie D.

      I plan on being there. Thank you!!

      April 20, 2014

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