A mentor’s perspective on deploy(impact)
This week, we share Joanna Salathé’s take as a mentor for deploy(impact) 2021, as well as the benefits she sees for the participants of this 6-weeks software development program for social good. — A little bit about Joanna She is a software engineer who acted as a mentor in last year’s deploy(impact). At the time, representing nothing, one of deploy(impact)’s sponsors. Since her student years at EPFL, Joanna has been active in organizing and promoting events related to tech and science for (young) women.
The Importance of Upskilling and a Real-life Tech Project Experience
Best selling author J. K. Rowling once said “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”. women++’s deploy(impact) aims to just that — to facilitate women’s transition into the world of tech through learning and acquiring the necessary skills in order to drive…
Career Journeys in Tech | a women++ webinar
Why does diversity matter? Watch this inspirational talk about the importance of diversity. After a brief intro, three culturally diverse women will share their stories on how they embraced a successful career in technology also providing a glimpse of their day-to-day work.
Accessibility on the Web | a women++ webinar
History, screenreaders, and good practices on the Web Why is it so important to be accessible? There are tasks that you undertake on a daily basis that many people would not be able to achieve without assistive technology and properly created code. By including everyone, our collective human potential can…
Distributed Agile Teams — how they excel | a women++ webinar
In this hands-on session, you will learn the basics of agile methodology and how it is applied in tech teams. Agile teams excel when their team members are co-located! At least this is what theory tells us. But how can organizations and agile teams overcome the barriers of working remotely…
Agile Project Management | a women++ webinar
An introductory, hands-on session with as little technical content as possible with the main focus on learning by doing. — In-person or remote, the best teams work together when everyone knows the workflow and has clear responsibilities. Many tech companies follow the Agile methodology (or some variants within) because it allows flexibility to adapt quickly while providing clear guidelines to follow.
Learn & apply software engineering while working on global, social challenges
Be part of the strategically selected participants who will develop technical solutions for hand-picked non-profit organizations to support global social challenges. End-to-end, participants will follow an agile methodology of a products life-cycle: from defining business requirements with the NGO’s to coding the final proof-of-concept together with the product owner. A guided experience for learning: for a good cause and at no cost to you.
women++ appoints the first CEO & Advisory Board to help boost women’s careers in the STEM workforce across Switzerland
women++ a swiss nonprofit organization that was established in 2017 specializing in programming education of women and the organization of hackathons, plans to boost women’s careers affected by the pandemic with strong, coordinated action. The newly appointed CEO Luisa Contreras, supported by her Board of Advisors & the association’s Board Members, work dedicatedly to deliver online educational programs and mental health series open to the general public.
Meet the women++ volunteers
women++ continues to grow as it warmly welcomes 12 new passionate volunteers from a wide variety of professions and backgrounds. — We’re excited to introduce 12 fresh faces joining the women++ team. In the coming months, our volunteers will contribute to existing projects and towards conceptualizing and implementing pilot initiatives. …