Lightning Talks

Lightning talks (talks of 5 min or less) by Women Who Code about coding, technology, their projects, tools they like, or other topics of interest to the group. NON-CODING WOMEN ARE INVITED TO ATTEND so invite your techie woman friends and coworkers!

6:00 pm Arrive, eat, get settled

6:45 pm Scheduled talks begin 

8:30 pm Open the floor for impromptu talks

9:30 pm Wrap up, head home

Some of the scheduled talks:

  • Genetic algorithms
  • Playing Portal on Kinect
  • BettaSTOP (public transportation application)
  • What it's like to be an engineer
  • jsFiddle
  • Negotiation tips
  • Your career is a startup
  • Speech patterns that undermine you
  • Twilio's API
  • Bridging the gap between coders and non-coders
  • Node.js
  • Facebook development

Slots to speak are currently full, but if you have a talk you want to give, bring it. We will probably have time for some impromptu talks at the end.

Use the Twitter hashtag #wwcode to Tweet about the event!

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  • Kimberly B.

    Hi Anne! That was me :). Would love to have you volunteer. Here is my email addy: [masked]. Look forward to hearing from you!

    November 14, 2011

  • Anne S.

    A woman at this meetup discussed her program to get middle school girls involved in coding and that she was looking for volunteers. I didn't get the program name but would like to help. Does anyone have more information? If so, can you post here or email me directly? Thanks

    November 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time presenting at Women Who Code! Even as a non-developer, I felt comfortable and supported by such an impressive group of women.

    October 26, 2011

  • Elizabeth F.

    I loved hearing about such a variety of topics, especially the node.js and kinect ones! Looking forward to more women sharing their projects with the group in the future!

    October 26, 2011

  • Kayse G.

    excellent speakers & great crowd - very informative for developers & non-developers alike.

    October 26, 2011

  • SaraO

    Great group of women and would love to meet/network with them more. Time alloted for speakers ran a little long. Overall, a good night.

    October 26, 2011

  • Katie

    Very informative and fun to hear everyone speak.

    October 26, 2011

  • Elisabeth H.

    What marvelous speakers!! Great group.

    October 26, 2011

  • Sasha

    Startup Weekend is a great experience if you're interested in startups. If you are non-technical, grab a ticket in one of the other categories. You can definitely find a way to be useful during the weekend. Give some thought to your current skills you can use now and skills you want to acquire and sell those to your group leader. SW is a great place to learn and try new things. For example, last time I pitched my idea and played CEO. It was great fun and I learned lots.

    October 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Actually - Sasha - can you tell me if startup weekend would be good for a non-technical person like myself? I would love to participate in something like this but I'm wondering if I'll be useful.

    October 25, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome, thanks :)

    October 25, 2011

  • Sasha

    The discount code is 'womenwhocode' and you can get your ticket here:

    October 25, 2011

  • Alyea S.

    What is the discount code for startup weekend? Thanks!

    October 25, 2011

  • Diane

    Sigh, I get out of work too late. Hopefully the next one of these can be on the weekend :) Have fun ladies.

    October 5, 2011

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