• Career Series: Acing the Technical Interview

    Online event

    💼 Career Series: Acing the Technical Interview

    Virtual times call for virtual technical interviews! Join us and our brilliant group of mentors to guide you and other participants through mock interviews, complete with whiteboard exercises on algorithmic problems and mock technical interviews.

    P.S. Are you recruiting? Do you simply want to help people? We are looking for mentors for groups of 5 or so. Please fill out this form https://forms.gle/G5yZgAFB7ACSfWh39 to volunteer as a mentor.

    ⏰ Agenda (Virtual event)

    5:30 - Networking
    6:00 - How to solve algorithmic problems and practice
    7:00 - Mock technical interviews
    8:00 - Back to main room for reflection
    8:15 - Closing

    👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

    We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

    📃 Code of Conduct

    WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

    Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report

    ❓ Event + Venue Q&A

    This event will be online. Please follow typical Zoom etiquette guidelines (mute when you're not speaking, share your video if you feel comfortable doing so, etcetera). Thank you!

  • 📚 Book Club: Reclaiming Conversation

    Online event

    📚 Book Club: Reclaiming Conversation

    Our Book Club series is back with "Reclaiming Conversation" by Sherry Turkle, a book on how constantly being online has changed the way we interact with ourselves and our fellow humans. This book feels very timely, with the pandemic and social distancing leading us to spend even more time online. The more we eschew conversations, the more we undermine our relationships, creativity, and productivity.

    In this book, Turkle argues that face-to-face conversation is the most human - and humanizing - thing we can do. Only through conversation can we build empathy, friendship, love, learning, and productivity.

    March Book Selection: Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
    Author: Sherry Turkle
    More info: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24612127-reclaiming-conversation

    ⏰ Agenda

    6:00 - Welcome & Introductions
    6:15 - General Discussion
    6:45 - Breakout Rooms session
    7:30 - Closing Remarks

    ☎️ We will send out the link to a Zoom invite prior to the event.

    👩🏻 Event Co-Hosts

    Cecille Salazar - bio to come

    Caterina Paun (she/her) is the Senior Director and co-founder of WWCode Portland. She works as a Senior Instructor in the Computer Science Department at Portland State University, where she teaches classes on web and voice development. She has participated in several book clubs and she is excited to co-host this event series for the WWCode community.

    👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

    We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

    🔷 Code of Conduct

    WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

    Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report

  • Design Study Night Online: Coding for Accessibility

    Online event

    🎨 Level Up Your Code: An Introduction to Accessibility

    Accessibility is essential to crafting web and mobile experience that everyone can experience. In today’s world, every developer should know how to design, code, and test their applications for accessibility. In this session, Caterina will introduce accessibility implementations, define common accessibility deficiencies in current websites, and include a list of actionable steps developers can take to address accessibility issues in their code. We will end the session by discussing how to automate tests.

    ⏰ Agenda (Virtual event)

    5:15 - Attendees may join waiting room
    5:30 - Welcome & Icebreakers
    5:45 - Presentation: Level Up Your Code: An Introduction to Accessibility
    6:45 - Breakout session with exercises
    7:15 - Closing

    👩🏽 About Our Speaker

    Caterina Paun (she/her) is a Senior Instructor of Computer Science in the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science at Portland State University. She is a developer, designer, international speaker, and educator who is passionate about improving learning outcomes and building communities. Her area of expertise includes web development, front end, user experience, accessibility, and voice-enabled applications. Prior to joining PSU, Caterina worked in various engineering and management roles for large tech companies and startups. She is the Senior Director and co-founder of Women Who Code Portland and an Advocate for Women in Voice. Outside of work, her pandemic-era hobbies include baking, watching tv, and gardening.

    👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

    We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

    📃 Code of Conduct

    WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

    Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report

    ❓ Event + Venue Q&A

    This event will be online. Please follow typical Zoom etiquette guidelines (mute when you're not speaking, share your video if you feel comfortable doing so). Thank you!

  • Design Study Night Online: Statistics for User Research

    🎨 Statistics for User Research

    Join us to learn how to use statistics to craft compelling presentations to stakeholders based on your user research findings.

    More info coming soon!

    ⏰ Agenda (Virtual event)

    5:15 - Attendees may join waiting room
    5:30 - Icebreakers & chatting
    5:45 - Presentation on statistics for user research
    6:20 - Breakout rooms for workshop exercise
    6:50 - Main room for Q&A/discussion
    7:15 - Closing

    👩🏽 About Our Speaker

    Holly Schroeder is an Insights & Empathy Research Consultant for a global FinTech enterprise, UX research and design instructor, and writer. She is the current Co-President of the St. Louis Experience Design Meetup and Executive Board member of A11y STL. As a person with disabilities, Holly is passionate about accessibility and inclusive product development.

    Mentorship and community building are core principles that drive her. She's a self-confessed club-starting and joining junkie. Always curious, when she’s not falling down internet rabbit holes; she enjoys exploring nature through her camera lens; watercolor painting; DIY woodworking attempts, and learning new skills. Most recently she started taking improv classes.

    Holly lives with her 6’8” husband and their menagerie of pets. 100% extroverted and is surviving the pandemic by wearing a mask, limiting social visits, and virtually globetrotting through meetups and conferences.

    👩🏽‍💻 About Women Who Code

    We are a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. Our events offer study groups, technical workshops, hackathons, networking events, panel discussions, lightning talks, and social events featuring influential tech industry experts, innovators, and investors. We help you build the skills you need to raise your professional profile and achieve greater career success. Current and aspiring coders are welcome. Join our Slack community here: https://bit.ly/wwcpdx-slack

    📃 Code of Conduct

    WWCode is an inclusive community, 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. We do not tolerate harassment of members in any form.

    Our Code of Conduct applies to all WWCode events and online communities. Read the full version at http://www.womenwhocode.com/codeofconduct If you would like to report an incident, please reach out to one of our volunteers or submit an incident report form: http://bit.ly/wwcode-incident-report

    ❓ Event + Venue Q&A

    This event will be online. Please follow typical Zoom etiquette guidelines (mute when you're not speaking, share your video if you feel comfortable doing so). Thank you!