April 14: Women in Tech Weekly Issue 54

Happy Tuesday, wonderful humans! I hope you’re staying safe, healthy and sane – and here’s another reason to smile, another issue of Women in Tech Weekly 😍

Don’t forget to share your story for the next one. Make sure to check out the submission form at the bottom of the post 🙂

Featured Woman 👩‍💻

Vivian and Smiaris Dev

Vivian is a wonderful human with a ton of passion and determination. She is a Software Engineer who manages to combine her work with a PhD and volunteering! Personal development and growth are huge drivers for her and she is always seeking new ways to have an impact in this world. Follow this amazing girl to get a regular dose of inspiration!

Learn about Vivian’s story here!

Celebrations 🥂🎉

Viki started a product manager role at Payoneer!

In her own words:

“It was not easy to find a job without “official” experience. But my communications skills and knowledge helped a lot. This is the way I can make a bigger impact on my company and the world!”




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It’s one week since I started working as a Product Manager🎉 It’s a B2B, so no hypotheses checks, rather something like being a knowledge-base and a decision maker within adjusted agile framework. So far, so good and a lot to learn. Super interesting! I am still coding in the free time (and write scripts at work). 🤓Now my focus is definitely more on probability and statistics. And because it’s a frontend team, also on React. And yeah, the good thing – no changes to the existing personnel brought by corona. ❓What’s new on your side? Did corona affect your job anyhow?🦠

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Sarah wrote her first dev blog!

In her own words:

“I wrote my first dev blog post and it got 400 reads in a 1 day! I did this by sharing it with friends and on social media.”

Tayllor landed a job as a Front End Developer!

And that is even before finishing her coding program!

You go girl, this is so badass and we are all so incredibly proud of you! Of the things you will achieve in this world 😍 can’t wait to watch you do them!




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👩🏽‍💻#CoderBae is officially a Front End Developer. Last week I accepted the offer !🙌🏽 ⠀ ⠀ • I’ve been really pushing myself with this. Diving into a completely new field with 0 experience was probably one of the most challenging things I’ve done in a really long time. Being a women in tech especially a women of color is super important to me. There’s a lack of diversity in this world and I just want to show other women + girls it’s possible. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ • You don’t HAVE to have a degree to get started.. you just have to start. This doesn’t just go for tech this is for anything that you want to do! I remember starting my journey and not having as much support as I “thought” I needed. But I went for it anyway! I hope you guys know that you can absolutely do whatever it is you want to! Just stay focused an put in the time. ✨ I just wanted to share a little positivity with you guys cause I know it’s been a rough couple of weeks. ❤️

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Eneni has set up her home Robotics Lab!

Congratulations girl, this is huge! Can’t wait to see all of the awesome projects you will build and teaching people how to build a pet robot is such a wonderful idea 😍 Thank you for making quarantine an opportunity for us to learn with you!




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Its 7am. Yes I look crazy. And yes, there's a propeller on my head. BUT guess what your girls been upto! Building my own HOME ROBOTICS LAB!!! ☺️ • My electric drill and ESD protection kit arrived yesterday evening whilst my anime-zing friends and I were filming @animeandchilluk (shameless plug lool but yhh episode 1 coming soon 😅🤭). • Can't wait for the other items I ordered to arrive! For my robotics enthusiasts use the code "ATHOME2020" to get 10% off everything on @robotshop 👀 • I was so excited I literally started designing things last night! I've made alot of generic robots in the past but I want to give myself a custom quarantine project to keep me occupied for at least an hour everyday. So with any engineering project the first thing is to choose a problem that you want to solve. • As you guys know, I watch alot of subbed anime and game pretty much everyday. If I get distracted I miss a major bit in the anime or in the case of @callofduty you die 😩 so I deffo want to build something that makes those experiences better! • I've started to create a snack feeding robot at the moment but we'll see…I've also been thinking about an IoT project that automates things in my home and a social media notifier so I dont need to stop mid gameplay 🤔 • Drop a comment if you have any nuisances when gaming, watching anime, maybe studying or any other thing at home and let's see what we can engineer up as a solution 🤔 • Also let me know if you want to learn how to make your first simple robot pet during quarantine! If enough people are interested I'll do a weekly class on Instagram live using @arduino.cc ! I'm pretty biased but personally I think coming out of quarantine with your first robot would be pretty pretty cool 👀 Just saying 🤷‍♀️😂 • As always stay geeky and stay safe guys ❤ • #robotics #roboticengineer #computervision #OpenCV #programmer #tech #engineer #coding #womeninbusiness #softwaredeveloper #womenwhocode #codepeople #developer #womenintech #steminist #blackintech #femaleengineer #pocintech

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Resources 👩‍💻

Top tips on Node Express (for Java Developers) – created and shared by Sarah

Sarah says:

“Its good for any Java Developer out there looking into Node.”

A Day in the Life of A Software Engineer – created and shared by Jessica

Jessica says:

“For those wondering what it’s like to work as a software engineer, I’ve laid out what my day-to-day looks like so they can get a better understanding of what meetings to expect, how much of the day is spent coding, etc.”

How to become a data scientist: the ultimate guide (2020) – created and shared by Virginia

Virginia says:

“In this article, I give details about how to become a data scientist by studying statistics, math, programming and much more 😊”

VR Safety Training in the Workplace Webinar by Upstate Safety Services – shared by Melissa

Melissa says:

“For those interested in industry VR (especially training and safety), it will cover why you need immersive VR for effective safety training in 2020, what is required if you’re interested in developing a VR product for your business, and case studies that demonstrate how game-changing this technology can really be for your industry. I will be one of the guest speakers for this webinar, as well, where I describe a case study from my company that I currently manage as tech lead and project manager.”

10 Systems to Implement to Make Working From Home More Productive – created and shared by me 🙂

Welcome to the new reality, where working from home isn’t a luxury or a fun company perk — but a necessity. And while working from home for a day or a two at a time may be kind of fun, when that becomes the new norm, your productivity may suffer. So here are 10 systems that you can create at home that will get you back to productivity and an easier workflow.

10 Tips for Working from Home and Staying Productive – created and shared by me 🙂

If this whole “working from home” thing feels unusual to you, you’re in the right place — as I’m going to share some of my tips on how you can optimise your workflow and stay more productive.


Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below and if you’d like to share something for next week’s issue, here’s the submission form!! Bookmark that and add anything you’d like to share in there 🙂

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