• 5th Austin Diversity Hackathon

    Capital Factory

    Austin Diversity Hackathon is back the 5th time! Please sign up TO ATTEND: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-austin-diversity-hackathon-atxdivhack-tickets-62292670053 Please sign up TO VOLUNTEER: https://forms.gle/VpjyDZkUD8zZdijL9

  • Tech Talk @ Headspring - Navigating Salary Negotiations

    Hey Coders, This month's tech talk is brought to you by Headspring! -Speakers Vasudha is Senior Vice President of Service Delivery for Headspring, who has risen in the industry—from building software to product management to leading entire technical teams. Erin is Director of Talent for Headspring, where she leads both the acquisition and engagement of top talent. She works with individuals and teams to pave clear career paths that foster personal and professional growth. -Title Navigating Salary Negotiations -Talk In an industry traditionally “marketed” to men, women are demanding less money for a seat at the table. A Hired report showed that women, in general, ask for less money than their male counterparts about 66% of the time. Whether it’s because we’re less comfortable with negotiations or we have a skewed view of our value, the only way to close the pay gap is to take command of the conversations that will get us there. In this workshop, Headspring’s SVP of Service Delivery and Director of Talent will walk you through some strategies for negotiating what you’re worth. We’ll offer tips and best practices, then stage mock meetings so you can put principles into practice, and receive feedback from experts who have been on both sides of the negotiating table. -Food Sponsored by Headspring! -Parking Parking is free! For a short walk, park in the surface lot or garage near the Jollyville Rd entrance. Contact Jessica Salazar if you need assistance locating the building. -Location 10415 Morado Circle, Bldg 3 Suite 300 Austin, TX 78759 -Contact Daria Ilic[masked] Jessica Salazar[masked] Code of Conduct for Women Who Code Events WWCode is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We are committed to our mission statement and equally committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled permanently, at the discretion of the event organizers, which in most cases are members of the WWCode leadership team. Forms of Harassment and Discrimination Forms of harassment include sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, and exclusionary jokes, and acts that insult or belittle other event attendees in any way. These are unacceptable at any and all WWCode events. Other forms of harassment and discriminatory behavior include, but are not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; unwarranted photography or recording; sustained disruption of event programming; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to immediately comply and may be removed from the event without warning by any member of WWCode leadership. Participants are expected to comply with the WWCode Code of Conduct at all event venues. Consequences for Harassment and Discrimination If a participant engages in behavior which is harassing or discriminatory in any way, the event organizers or WWCode leadership may take any action they deem appropriate. These actions include, but are not limited to, issuing a warning or expulsion from all future events. If a warning or expulsion is issued, WWCode leadership may elect to share this information with directors from any network that the participant joins in the future. Slack sign up (https://docs.google.com/a/academicworks.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhijux9e9xRE3Djbc_RheYoYQ7C7UpdHuIl58wlgvjLFA0Iw/viewform)

  • Lightning Learning - Sponsored by uShip

    uShip Inc

    Hey Coders, Tonight is our open lightning talks! Lightning talks will be 5-10 min on any topic pertaining to programming, technology, or your experience as a woman in technology. Beginning/Pre-Coders - we would love to hear about your foray into programming and some of the hurdles you have overcome. Experienced Coders - share about the cool things you have built or awesome tools you use. Anyone - share whatever knowledge you have! Each person brings a different perspective. The format will be flexible. You can RSVP or show up and see if any slots are available. Lightning Talk Signup Signup Here! (https://forms.gle/NZDJws1EQWRfGuY47) See who's signed up: (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MzB4nfq-peIlhWmmZPbByY6wP0QurfXeXOUeSmKJK4Y/edit?usp=sharing) Code of Conduct No harassment: Women Who Code is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of Women Who Code members in any form, including overly sexualized or demeaning comments or anything that threatens personal safety. People violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and/or the organization at the discretion of the organizers and management team. WWCode events are intended for all women (trans and cis), trans men, and genderqueer folks who are interested in attending. We are emphatically queer and trans friendly and committed to matters of social justice as an organization. Select events may be open to the general public, which will be clearly noted in event descriptions. Participants This event is intended for all women (trans and cis), trans men, and genderqueer folks who are interested in attending. Food Food and drinks sponsored by uShip! Sponsors uShip (https://www.uship.com/): from cars to couches, we make moving big stuff easy and affordable by connecting you with extra, discounted truck space. Parking Free parking in employee parking lot (ignore towing signs) to the west of Thundercloud Subs (do not park at Thundercloud). We meet in the front classroom. Enter through the side door of the warehouse. Ring the buzzer. See map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By-urNd81aczOHlnRXRUbjN4YlU/view?usp=sharing Location uShip: 205 E. Riverside Dr. Austin, TX 78704. Enter through front door or the side parking lot to the West (ring buzzer). We meet in the front classroom. Contact Samantha Cabral at TBD. News Follow us on Twitter for the latest event and tech news! @wwcodeatx: twitter.com/wwcodeatx (https://twitter.com/wwcodeatx) Slack Sign Up (https://docs.google.com/a/academicworks.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhijux9e9xRE3Djbc_RheYoYQ7C7UpdHuIl58wlgvjLFA0Iw/viewform)

  • Rockin' ReactJS @Bloomfire

    Bloomfire

    Do you know React? Do you not know React? Do you want to learn React? Join us and rock it! This is an open hack night, come and meet other React devs and aficionados, work on projects, work through tutorials and help us build a ReactJS community in Austin. Food An assortment of snacks and beverages are available from Bloomfire. Parking Parking is in the adjacent parking garage above Cover 3. You can park outside of the gated, paid, parking so you don't have to pay. There's street parking (city fees) and if you park above the 3rd floor, past the gate, once you come inside we can get you printed vouchers so you don't have to pay. Location 1717 W 6th St. #100 Austin, TX 78703 Code of Conduct https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct Code of Conduct for Women Who Code Events WWCode is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We are committed to our mission statement and equally committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled permanently, at the discretion of the event organizers, which in most cases are members of the WWCode leadership team. Forms of Harassment and Discrimination Forms of harassment include sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, and exclusionary jokes, and acts that insult or belittle other event attendees in any way. These are unacceptable at any and all WWCode events. Other forms of harassment and discriminatory behavior include, but are not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; unwarranted photography or recording; sustained disruption of event programming; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to immediately comply and may be removed from the event without warning by any member of WWCode leadership. Participants are expected to comply with the WWCode Code of Conduct at all event venues. Consequences for Harassment and Discrimination If a participant engages in behavior which is harassing or discriminatory in any way, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate. These actions include, but are not limited to, issuing a warning or expulsion from all future events. If a warning or expulsion is issued, WWCode leadership may elect to share this information with directors from any network that the participant joins in the future. If a participant engages in behavior which is harassing or discriminatory in any way at events in more than one network, WWCode leadership may take any action they deem appropriate. These actions include, but are not limited to, issuing a warning or expulsion from all future WWCode events in all networks.

  • ALL the Ladies in Tech Happy Hour: Fall Edition!

    Adelbert's Brewery

    PLEASE RSVP AT: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/all-the-ladies-in-tech-happy-hour-fall-edition-tickets-70090341097 This is a quarterly mega happy hour / networking mixer with the goal of connecting women in tech, data, and code in ATX. We're thrilled that we'll have Adelbert's Brewery all to ourselves again -- thanks to the folks there for opening especially for this happy hour! We'll be partnering with Dress for Success Austin to do a drive for shoes and purses at this event -- if you have any extra shoes, purses, toiletries, or cosmetics, please bring them to help women who are in need! They also have created a handy Amazon wishlist of items they are in need of. Please consider donating if you are able. This event is cohosted by these groups: + R-Ladies Austin + Women in Data Science + PyLadies ATX + Women Who Code + ChickTech Austin + Austin Women in Technology + AnitaB.org Austin + Lesbians Who Tech + Austin Women Tech-Ops + Society of Women Engineers Austin + Black Tech Women + Queer Up Tech Please reach out if you know of a group that would like to co-host with us! Feel free to bring guests, but please note that we are limiting this event to those who identify as minority genders only. Can't wait to see you all there! Tags

  • Hacking Hangout

    Location visible to members

    Hey Coders, This is a monthly programming study group and networking meetup. You are welcome to work on anything you would like in our friendly and helpful environment. Coders of all abilities are welcome! Bringing a friend is highly recommended. Coding is more fun with friends! Bring your projects and questions. If you are a beginner, we can help you get started. If you're an intermediate programmer looking for a challenge, we can help you find problems to work on. Food and drinks will be served Parking Try to park in the spaces behind the office building that Cafe Creme is on the first floor of. But you will need to use the stairs facing Oltorf at the front of the building, not the back stairs. Contact Text or call Taylor at (401)[masked]. Code of Conduct Women Who Code (WWCode) is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We are committed to our mission statement and equally committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, or socioeconomic status. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled permanently, at the discretion of the event organizers, which in most cases are members of the WWCode leadership team. You can see the full Code of Conduct and how to report harassment and discrimination here (https://github.com/WomenWhoCode/guidelines-resources/blob/master/code_of_conduct.md). Follow us on Twitter for the latest event and tech news! @wwcodeatx: https://twitter.com/wwcodeatx

  • Ruby Tuesday @Cision ATX

    Cision ATX

    Hey Rubyistas! We meet every 3rd Tuesday, for Ruby coding & networking. Bring your own project to work on, dive into an open-source project with the group, or come armed with questions. Coders of all abilities are welcome to join us in our friendly and helpful environment. AGENDA: 6:30 - 7:00 - Food, drinks & chit chat 7:00 - 9:00 - Hacking, Open-Source Projects, Q&A Open-Source Project Spotlight The Grateful Garment Project/StockAid provides clothing for victims of sexual assault (https://gratefulgarment.org/) Github Repo and Setup Instructions https://github.com/GratefulGarmentProject/StockAid BEFORE THE MEETUP: Start setting up your development environment. If you run into any problems, we'll help you at the meetup. Ruby/Rails Development Environment Setup Guide (made with love by Rails Girls) http://guides.railsgirls.com/install What the heck is Github/Git? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUvmCuPjHD4 https://try.github.io/ Get connected Sign up for the WWC ATX Slack group! We hang out in the #ruby channel. Slack signup form https://docs.google.com/a/womenwhocode.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhijux9e9xRE3Djbc_RheYoYQ7C7UpdHuIl58wlgvjLFA0Iw/viewform Twitter @wwcodeatx (https://twitter.com/wwcodeatx) AFTER THE MEETUP: Keep the party going at WWC Hacking Hangout, every 2nd Monday. https://www.meetup.com/Women-Who-Code-Austin/events/251661167/ SPONSOR: THANK YOU to Cision ATX for location, food and drinks!! MALE ALLIES: Women Who Code events are intended to inspire women, trans, and non-binary people to excel in technology careers. We ask male allies to consider the impact of their presence on attendees. For volunteer opportunities, larger events like WWC Tech Talks and Hackathons can always use extra hands and help. Please reach out to those organizers on meetup. All attendees are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct. We work hard to maintain an enjoyable, safe, harrassment-free space for all attendees. CODE OF CONDUCT: https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct WWCode is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We are committed to our mission statement and equally committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled permanently, at the discretion of the event organizers, which in most cases are members of the WWCode leadership team. Forms of Harassment and Discrimination Forms of harassment include sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, and exclusionary jokes, and acts that insult or belittle other event attendees in any way. These are unacceptable at any and all WWCode events. Other forms of harassment and discriminatory behavior include, but are not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; unwarranted photography or recording; sustained disruption of event programming; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to immediately comply and may be removed from the event without warning by any member of WWCode leadership. Participants are expected to comply with the WWCode Code of Conduct at all event venues. Consequences for Harassment and Discrimination If a participant engages in behavior which is harassing or discriminatory in any way, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate. These actions include, but are not limited to, issuing a warning or expulsion from all future events. If a warning or expulsion is issued, WWCode leadership may elect to share this information with directors from any network that the participant joins in the future. If a participant engages in behavior which is harassing or discriminatory in any way at events in more than one network, WWCode leadership may take any action they deem appropriate. These actions include, but are not limited to, issuing a warning or expulsion from all future WWCode events in all networks.

  • Python @Rackspace

    Rackspace

    Hey Coders, Come write Python code at Rackspace! We are learning about various Python topics. We have a list of references at the end of the description Each monthly meeting will begin with a quick overview of Python to make sure everyone is on the same page. Then there will be instruction and discussion on a Python topic. To wrap up, we will work through some code projects to practice what we learned. This Month's Topic TBD If you are still getting started, please feel free to join us! We are a stress-free, fun group of people, all at different levels of experience. Please bring a computer and try to have Python 2 or Python 3 installed (a walkthrough can be found in exercise 0 of Learn Python the Hard Way [see Resources at the end of this description]). If you cannot figure it out, we will be happy to help you get started. Time We will begin at 6:45 pm. Come at 6:30 pm for meet and greet! Participants This event is intended for all women (trans and cis), trans men, and genderqueer folks who are interested in attending. Food No food and drinks are provided. Please feel free to bring your own! Parking Parking is free and easy to access. Use the parking lot in front of the office building. Location 9001 N IH35 Ste 150, Austin, TX 78753. Enter the lobby (the flags in front of the building lead to the lobby). Women Who Code meetup signs will be posted on the doors as well as in the lobby. Security Please bring your ID. It is required for check-in. Contact Text or call Laura Santamaria at[masked]. Code of Conduct To read the full code of conduct, see https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct. WWCode is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We are committed to our mission statement and equally committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled permanently, at the discretion of the event organizers, which in most cases are members of the WWCode leadership team. Forms of harassment include sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, and exclusionary jokes, and acts that insult or belittle other event attendees in any way. These are unacceptable at any and all WWCode events. Other forms of harassment and discriminatory behavior include, but are not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; unwarranted photography or recording; sustained disruption of event programming; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to immediately comply and may be removed from the event without warning by any member of WWCode leadership. Participants are expected to comply with the WWCode Code of Conduct at all event venues. Resources • https://nimbinatus.github.io/BeginnerCodersWWCATX/ • http://interactivepython.org/courselib/static/thinkcspy/index.html • http://greenteapress.com/wp/think-python-2e/ • http://www.diveintopython3.net/ • https://learnpythonthehardway.org/book/ (note that Zed Shaw is very anti-Python 3. His explanations are fairly clear, though. We will mainly think and work in Python 3 in this discussion series.)

  • Tech Talk @ Headspring - Navigating Salary Negotiations

    Hey Coders, This month's tech talk is brought to you by Headspring! -Speakers Vasudha is Senior Vice President of Service Delivery for Headspring, who has risen in the industry—from building software to product management to leading entire technical teams. Erin is Director of Talent for Headspring, where she leads both the acquisition and engagement of top talent. She works with individuals and teams to pave clear career paths that foster personal and professional growth. -Title Navigating Salary Negotiations -Talk In an industry traditionally “marketed” to men, women are demanding less money for a seat at the table. A Hired report showed that women, in general, ask for less money than their male counterparts about 66% of the time. Whether it’s because we’re less comfortable with negotiations or we have a skewed view of our value, the only way to close the pay gap is to take command of the conversations that will get us there. In this workshop, Headspring’s SVP of Service Delivery and Director of Talent will walk you through some strategies for negotiating what you’re worth. We’ll offer tips and best practices, then stage mock meetings so you can put principles into practice, and receive feedback from experts who have been on both sides of the negotiating table. -Food Sponsored by Headspring! -Parking Parking is free! For a short walk, park in the surface lot or garage near the Jollyville Rd entrance. Contact Jessica Salazar if you need assistance locating the building. -Location 10415 Morado Circle, Bldg 3 Suite 300 Austin, TX 78759 -Contact Daria Ilic[masked] Jessica Salazar[masked] Code of Conduct for Women Who Code Events WWCode is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We are committed to our mission statement and equally committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled permanently, at the discretion of the event organizers, which in most cases are members of the WWCode leadership team. Forms of Harassment and Discrimination Forms of harassment include sexual language and imagery, sexist, racist, and exclusionary jokes, and acts that insult or belittle other event attendees in any way. These are unacceptable at any and all WWCode events. Other forms of harassment and discriminatory behavior include, but are not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, caste or creed; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; unwarranted photography or recording; sustained disruption of event programming; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to immediately comply and may be removed from the event without warning by any member of WWCode leadership. Participants are expected to comply with the WWCode Code of Conduct at all event venues. Consequences for Harassment and Discrimination If a participant engages in behavior which is harassing or discriminatory in any way, the event organizers or WWCode leadership may take any action they deem appropriate. These actions include, but are not limited to, issuing a warning or expulsion from all future events. If a warning or expulsion is issued, WWCode leadership may elect to share this information with directors from any network that the participant joins in the future. Slack sign up (https://docs.google.com/a/academicworks.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhijux9e9xRE3Djbc_RheYoYQ7C7UpdHuIl58wlgvjLFA0Iw/viewform)

  • Lightning Learning - Sponsored by uShip

    uShip Inc

    Hey Coders, Tonight is our open lightning talks! Lightning talks will be 5-10 min on any topic pertaining to programming, technology, or your experience as a woman in technology. Beginning/Pre-Coders - we would love to hear about your foray into programming and some of the hurdles you have overcome. Experienced Coders - share about the cool things you have built or awesome tools you use. Anyone - share whatever knowledge you have! Each person brings a different perspective. The format will be flexible. You can RSVP or show up and see if any slots are available. Lightning Talk Signup Signup Here! (https://forms.gle/NZDJws1EQWRfGuY47) See who's signed up: (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MzB4nfq-peIlhWmmZPbByY6wP0QurfXeXOUeSmKJK4Y/edit?usp=sharing) Code of Conduct No harassment: Women Who Code is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, or religion. We will not tolerate harassment of Women Who Code members in any form, including overly sexualized or demeaning comments or anything that threatens personal safety. People violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event and/or the organization at the discretion of the organizers and management team. WWCode events are intended for all women (trans and cis), trans men, and genderqueer folks who are interested in attending. We are emphatically queer and trans friendly and committed to matters of social justice as an organization. Select events may be open to the general public, which will be clearly noted in event descriptions. Participants This event is intended for all women (trans and cis), trans men, and genderqueer folks who are interested in attending. Food Food and drinks sponsored by uShip! Sponsors uShip (https://www.uship.com/): from cars to couches, we make moving big stuff easy and affordable by connecting you with extra, discounted truck space. Parking Free parking in employee parking lot (ignore towing signs) to the west of Thundercloud Subs (do not park at Thundercloud). We meet in the front classroom. Enter through the side door of the warehouse. Ring the buzzer. See map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0By-urNd81aczOHlnRXRUbjN4YlU/view?usp=sharing Location uShip: 205 E. Riverside Dr. Austin, TX 78704. Enter through front door or the side parking lot to the West (ring buzzer). We meet in the front classroom. Contact Samantha Cabral at TBD. News Follow us on Twitter for the latest event and tech news! @wwcodeatx: twitter.com/wwcodeatx (https://twitter.com/wwcodeatx) Slack Sign Up (https://docs.google.com/a/academicworks.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhijux9e9xRE3Djbc_RheYoYQ7C7UpdHuIl58wlgvjLFA0Iw/viewform)