• [Irving] Designing for Testability - Tech Talk

    Come out to Presidio on September 19th to learn about designing for testability! WWCode DFW Tech Lead Jenn Moore will go over common design patterns and help the audience gain a better understanding of TDD. ---- Event hosted by Presidio ---- 6:30pm-7:00pm | General Networking/Food 7:00pm-8:00pm | Tech Talk + Q & A Session 8:00pm-8:30pm | General Networking ---- Details regarding parking, food, and additional event information to be added as event approaches.

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  • [Downtown Dallas] Digital Accessibility & Inclusive Design

    Capital Factory + The DEC

    Digital Accessibility & Inclusive Design, a talk by Kristin Patterson // Talk Description // In 2018, Domino's reported revenues of $3.43b with profit of $619.5m. They're still fighting a landmark federal case forcing a $38k expense to make their website and app satisfy a minimal standard for digital accessibility. According to a 2018 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. had a disability in 2016. The international governing body for defining disabilities in relation to digital resources -- apps and websites -- has a more-encompassing definition of disabilities, so the disabled population needing more consideration is much greater than 1 in 4. Why is digital accessibility not one of the first priorities when we begin to build our digital products? While the optimal approach is nebulous and specific to your end users' population, the foundation for digital accessibility is actually simple thanks in part to entities like W3C and WCAG. Come learn about inclusive design and digital accessibility -- its history and a simple formula to lay your foundational approach informed by the International Association of Accessibility Professionals and WCAG -- and leave with new tools to build digital products which will reach and serve more people than before. // About the Speaker // Kristin is currently serving as Product Manager at Alto, a burgeoning Dallas startup, after working as an Experience Strategist as Bottle Rocket. She launched her UX/UI career at AT&T where she also enjoyed branching out into Design Thinking with certifications in IBM's methodology designed for scalability and IDEO's approach curated for creative leadership. She enjoys yoga and painting in her downtime. // Connect with our Speaker // Instagram: @kristinloup Twitter: @KRlSTlNL0U // About the Event // Come enjoy dinner on us, experience Capital Factory's premiere co-working space in the heart of Dallas. The event will last two hours, after the talk feel free to stick around and network, ask questions, learn, and connect with other people in the industry. // Connect with WWC // Instagram: @WWCodeDFW Twitter: @WWCodeDFW http://www.womenwhocode.com // About our Sponsor // Thank you to Capital Factory +The DEC for sponsoring event space in 2019 for Women Who Code. Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. They meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. Learn more at: https://www.capitalfactory.com/

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  • [Webinar] Android and iOS Accessibility Testing with Crystal Preston-Watson

    Note: This is a webinar. We will be YouTube Live for this event...Super excited for you all to join us and chat via our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPqkhwLgZ1jVKGjwJrEXnmg = About the Talk = With the exponential increase of mobile devices it’s critical for developers, testers and designers to understand how accessible and usable their native and web applications are for people of different abilities. This talk goes over best practices, techniques and some of tools of testing native and mobile web applications on Android and iOS devices. = About the Speaker = Crystal Preston-Watson is an accessibility and quality engineer based in Denver, Colorado with over 10 years of experience. Her work revolves around creating innovative and accessible applications for everyone no matter background or ability. She brings a passion for quality and inclusion in technology to every opportunity she takes on. = Social Media = Twitter: @ScopicEngineer Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/crystalpw/

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  • [Plano] Whiteboard Workshop

    Lifeblue

    Are you curious what a whiteboard interview is like? Have you participated in a couple and want to hone your skills? Join Women Who Code DFW for a night of whiteboarding! Our panel will be separated across small conference rooms - each with a unique problem to solve. Grab a marker and start working or help others as they work through their thought process. Whether you've been on dozens of whiteboard interviews or are nervous about your first one, this workshop is for you! This is a safe space for you to ask any questions you would be nervous to ask in an actual interview. Let us help you become more confident in your skillset! By attending our event, you agree to adhere to our Code of Conduct: https://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct

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  • [Irving] Tech Talk -Guest Speaker: Liz Fong-Jones

    Come out to Presidio for a special guest speaker--Liz Fong-Jones! Presidio is our host and will provide food at this event. Parking is free and available within the business parking lot. Agenda for the night: 6:30pm-7:00pm - Arrive/Mingle/ Snack 7:00pm-7:15pm - WWCode Intro/Mission 7:15pm-8:15pm - Tech Talk by Liz Fong-Jones 8:15-8:30pm - Mingle/Exit --- Talk Description: Our job as engineers does not stop with eliminating technical defects and ensuring high reliability. Engineers of all kinds must ensure their work serves the public good. A service that reliably harms, exacerbates injustices, or excludes marginalized groups is not a service worth building and maintaining. Learn how to effectively accomplish change in your working conditions or your employer's products through grassroots employee advocacy. --- Bio of Liz Fong-Jones: Liz is a developer advocate, labor and ethics organizer, and Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) with 15+ years of experience. She is an advocate at Honeycomb.io for the SRE and Observability communities, and previously was an SRE working on products ranging from the Google Cloud Load Balancer to Google Flights. She lives in Brooklyn with her wife Elly, metamours, and a Samoyed/Golden Retriever mix, and in San Francisco and Seattle with her other partners. She plays classical piano, leads an EVE Online alliance, and advocates for transgender rights as a board member of the National Center for Transgender Equality. More details on Liz can be found here: https://www.lizthegrey.com/

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  • [Downtown Dallas] CC & C - Lightning Talk: Trunk-based Development

    Capital Factory + The DEC

    Lightning Talk // "An Elephant Never Forgets About How Great Trunk-Based Development Can Be" by Kathryn Reagan Talk Description // Come learn about how great a trunk-based development workflow can be for your team, how it differs from gitflow and github flow, the ideal team structure it works with, and how to solve some universal issues and frustrations all teams face when multiple people are committing to the same codebase. Like an elephant, you’ll hopefully never forget how great trunk-based development will be either! About the Speaker // Kathryn spent 3 years as a consultant software developer at ThoughtWorks, creating custom software for clients and implementing development best practices alongside client teams. She has recently become a software engineer for rewardStyle, a company that develops online platforms for online influencer marketing, working on their data engineering team. Kathryn’s passions lie in the human side of software (which is, all of software), data engineering, traveling (for fun, not work) and spending time her cat and her fiance at home. Social // Find Kathryn on Twitter, Instragram, or Facebook @nyrhtakk . Casual Code and Connect // After our lightning talk, join us for a night of casual coding and networking! Come work on a project, do some exercises or tutorials, pair program, or absorb by osmosis. Dinner and Beverages (i.e. coffee, water, soda) will be provided. All levels of expertise are welcome and we strongly encourage you to ask questions, exchange ideas, talk about what you want to learn. By coming to Casual Code and Connect you are agreeing to our Code of Conduct. (https://github.com/WomenWhoCode/guidelines-resources/blob/master/code_of_conduct.md). About our Sponsor: Thank you to Capital Factory +The DEC for sponsoring event space in 2019 for Women Who Code. Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. They meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. Learn more at: https://www.capitalfactory.com/

  • [Plano] API Design with Emmelyn Wang

    Alkami Technology

    = About the Talk = The most important thing about API Design is for API developers (and product managers, additional stakeholders) to have empathy for API consumers to create the best Developer Experience possible which technically critical and key to adoption as a business driver. This means that the API specification, the contract between the API provider and API consumer, serves as the core of the design and experience. = About the Speaker = Emmelyn (emma-leen) Wang is an API Strategist (Principal Services Architect I) at Axway whose background includes developer community engagement #DevRel, working on API product teams building APIs for internal and external stakeholders, and supporting partners integrating with APIs. Emmelyn contributes to the AsyncAPI specification, the event-driven messaging sister spec to the OpenAPI OAS spec. She holds a Masters in Technical Communication and learned to code in C#/.NET, Javascript, Ruby on Rails, and Bootstrap frameworks. She is also learning Go. She contributes to and speaks at API Days, API the Docs, Write the Docs, Lavacon, Women Who Code, and STC events locally and worldwide. She is starting an APIOps group to complement WWCodeDFW. She loves her two dogs, trail running, yoga, and Orange Theory Fitness workouts.

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  • [Fort Worth] Hack Together | Co-Hosted w/TCU

    Texas Christian University

    Come work on your latest coding project, get help from subject matter experts, or network with the growing Fort Worth tech scene! There will be ample access to WiFi and electrical outlets, so make sure to bring your own laptop! This event is co-hosted by TCU Neeley School of Business, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Food will be provided by Musicbed. You are welcome to bring other food if desired. Parking details coming soon. More details to come as we approach this event.

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  • [Downtown Dallas] Casual Code & Connect

    Capital Factory + The DEC

    Join us for a night of casual coding and networking! Come work on a project, do some exercises or tutorials, pair program, or absorb by osmosis. Beverages (i.e. coffee, water, soda) will be provided but feel free to bring something to share, or food for yourself! All levels of expertise are welcome and we strongly encourage you to ask questions, exchange ideas, talk about what you want to learn. We will start the Meetup with introductions and some lightning talks! If you're interested in giving a lightning talk, prepare 5 minutes of material and we'll put you "on stage." Remember that the primary purpose of these talks is to get practice speaking in front of an audience, and to receive candid feedback from peers! Happy Coding (: By coming to Casual Code and Connect you are agreeing to our Code of Conduct. (https://github.com/WomenWhoCode/guidelines-resources/blob/master/code_of_conduct.md). About our Sponsor: Thank you to Capital Factory +The DEC for sponsoring event space in 2019 for Women Who Code. Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Texas. They meet the best entrepreneurs in Texas and introduce them to their first investors, employees, mentors and customers. Learn more at: https://www.capitalfactory.com/

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  • North Dallas: Casual Code & Connect

    Location visible to members

    - WebEx Information - https://presidio1.webex.com/webappng/sites/presidio1/meeting/info/131963220075229113?MTID=m568472762f682c743651862552219c26 Meeting number (access code):[masked] Meeting password:[masked] Join us for a night of casual coding and networking! Come work on a project, do some exercises or tutorials, pair program, or absorb by osmosis. Beverages (i.e. coffee, water, soda) will be provided but feel free to bring something to share, or food for yourself! All levels of expertise are welcome and we strongly encourage you to ask questions, exchange ideas, talk about what you want to learn. We will start the Meetup with introductions and some lightning talks! If you're interested in giving a lightning talk, prepare 5 minutes of material and we'll put you "on stage." Remember that the primary purpose of these talks is to get practice speaking in front of an audience, and to receive candid feedback from peers! Happy Coding (: By coming to Casual Code and Connect you are agreeing to our Code of Conduct. (https://github.com/WomenWhoCode/guidelines-resources/blob/master/code_of_conduct.md).

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