• April Tech Talks & Social Night

    Pluralsight

    Join Women Who Code for a fun and casual night with some great talks, followed by time for networking and socializing with others in the Boston tech scene. 6:00 - 6:30 pm: Registration + Mingle 6:30 - 7:30 pm: Talks 7:30 - 8:30 pm: Networking ---- Talks ---- * "Worst case scenario conversations - prepare for the worst, hope for the best" - Grace Phang, UX Researcher @ Liberty Mutual & Design Consultant for Fab Hatters * "Code Review House Rules" - Novall Khan, Software Engineer @ Lose It! * Grace Tiao, Computational Biologist @ Broad Institute ---------------------------------------------- Speak at our next event! If you'd like to give a lightning talk (or longer talk!) at a future event, please fill out this form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-boston-speaker-signup). If you'd like to speak but don't have a topic in mind, let us know and we can help you brainstorm. The talk doesn't have to be technical and the only requirement is that others should be able to learn something from it. Lightning talks are short (~10 minutes + a couple of minutes for Q&A) so shouldn't require a lot of preparation. ------------------------------------------------ CODE OF CONDUCT Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct (http://bit.ly/wwcode-code-of-conduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-form).

  • Panel: Working Remotely - is it right for you?

    Are you considering an opportunity where you can work remotely part or full time? Do you wonder what other people have found to be the pros and cons of this "perk", or if it could work for you? Do you already work remotely and need tips and tricks on how to make it better for you? Women Who Code Boston presents a panel with tech professionals who have worked remotely to discuss these topics. Each participant will give us their background and share their knowledge and experience within tech and how they make working remote work for them! 6:00 - 6:20 pm: Registration + Mingle 6:20 - 8:00 pm: Panel 8:00 - 8:30 pm: Networking Food and drinks will be provided by our host, Privy! ------------- *Panelists* Rachel Minto is a software engineer at the video hosting platform Wistia and a game developer in her spare time. Though Wistia is located in Cambridge, MA, Rachel's work is location-independent, so she spends about half her time working from abroad as a digital nomad. Ashlen Price is a software engineer at Zipcar, a ride-sharing company that enables its members to access vehicles near them at any time. She’s currently working on improving the registration experience for new potential members. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her boys outdoors, learning new things like drawing and playing the guitar. Though Zipcar's home office is located in Boston, MA, she works remotely part-time and about half of her team works remotely across various timezones. Madeline Goh is inspired by applying her skills as a mathematician to solve real world problems that impact people’s lives. She moved to the Bay Area to work on perception algorithms for autonomous vehicles after earning her PhD in 2015. Currently, she works on a simulation platform for testing such algorithms at San Jose startup RightHook, Inc. In previous roles, Madeline worked as both an occasionally remote employee and a supervisor of remote employees. In August, she moved 3,100 miles from Palo Alto, CA to Boston and transitioned into working remotely from her home office. Bryana Knight is a Senior Software Engineer at GitHub, working primarily on the backend of their Identity and Access Management System. She currently works on a fully remote team with engineers spanning across 2 continents and 3 timezones. Prior to GitHub, she worked for a small start-up that was acquired by Aetna, and paired full time with teammates located in different areas of the US. ------------- *Host* Privy is a marketing platform that empowers small and medium eCommerce entrepreneurs to build thriving businesses. Learn more about Privy here --> www.privy.com ------------------------------------------------ *Code of Conduct* Women Who Code (WWCode) is dedicated to providing an empowering experience for everyone who participates in or supports our community, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, religion, socioeconomic status, caste, or creed. Our events are intended to inspire women to excel in technology careers, and anyone who is there for this purpose is welcome. Because we value the safety and security of our members and strive to have an inclusive community, we do not tolerate harassment of members or event participants in any form. Our Code of Conduct (http://bit.ly/wwcode-code-of-conduct) applies to all events run by Women Who Code, Inc. If you would like to report an incident or contact our leadership team, please submit an incident report form (http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-form). ------------------------------------------------ Photo courtesy of #WOCinTech Chat (https://www.wocintechchat.com/blog/wocintechphotos)

  • Women Who Code Leadership Info Session

    Smartsheet.com

    Women Who Code Boston's membership is rapidly growing, and so is our team of leaders and event organizers! Have you benefited from being a part of the Women Who Code community, and want to give back by becoming a leader in our network? We are looking for committed, passionate WWCode members who may be interested in taking on a leadership or dedicated volunteer role within the Boston network. To learn more, please join us for an interactive info + brainstorming session at SmartSheet in Downtown Boston! For more information about Women Who Code and the Boston network, please visit https://www.womenwhocode.com/boston. Agenda 6:15pm | Introductions 6:30pm | Info session 7:00pm | Brainstorming 7:30pm | Wrap-Up For security reasons, please bring a photo ID with a name that matches the name you provided when you RSVP'd. Driving Directions: Limited valet parking will be available at the building's underground garage - please consider other forms of transportation if possible. Directions to Smartsheet via MBTA • From south of Boston, take Red Line train towards Alewife • Get off at South Station stop • Walk south on Atlantic Avenue towards Essex Street • Turn right on Beach Street • Turn left onto Lincoln Street • From north of Boston, take Orange Line train towards Forest Hills • Get off at Downtown Crossing stop • Walk northeast on Chauncy Street towards Summer Street • Turn right onto Summer Street • Turn right onto Lincoln Street Not looking to take on a leadership role, but want your company to host a future event? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/wwcode-boston-host-signup Want to speak at a future event? Sign up here: http://bit.ly/wwcode-boston-speaker-signup *Note*: this meeting is exclusively for Women Who Code members who are interested in helping organize and/or lead future events. This is not a networking event, so please, no recruiters or outside parties.

  • [PARTNER EVENT] Salary Negotiation Workshop for Women with AAUW, hosted by Privy

    Women Who Code Boston invites you to join us at Privy for a salary negotiation workshop with the AAUW! Please register here to reserve your spot! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aauw-work-smart-in-boston-hosted-by-privy-tickets-59566965397 ---------- *Event Agenda:* 6:00-6:30 Meet and Mingle 6:30-8:30 Workshop ---------- The American Association of University Women (AAUW) (http://www.aauw.org/) will present this FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop, which will help you gain the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. Participants will learn: • About the gender pay gap, including its personal consequences • How to quantify and articulate your value • How to conduct objective market research and determine a fair target salary • How to create a strategic pitch and respond to salary offers You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation. *About this program* AAUW Work Smart (http://www.aauw.org/work-smart-boston/) in Boston is an initiative of AAUW and the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement to train half the working women of Boston to negotiate their salary and benefits packages over five years. The AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshops are free. ---------- * IMPORTANT* RSVP'ing for this event on Meetup will not give you admission to the workshop! Please be sure to register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aauw-work-smart-in-boston-hosted-by-privy-tickets-59566965397 ----------