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Anita Borg Institute Grace Hopper Christmas Party 2017

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Alicia attended the Anita Borg institute Grace Hopper Christmas party and decided to ask the women there about 2017.  The two questions were.  What was your thoughts about what happen to women and what women did this year?  Also as women what was accomplishments or what was this year like for you personally?  Alicia had plenty of diverse views as well as very personal stories. 

CODE: Debugging the gender gap

CODE documentary exposes the dearth of female and minority software engineers and explores the reasons for this gender gap and digital divide. The film highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers and shows how this critical gap can be closed. CODE asks: what would society gain from having more women and people of color code, and how do we get there?

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Kim Crayton, Community Engineer & Advocate

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Alicia sits down with her friend and sister from Women who Code Atlanta, Kim Crayton.                                Kim is a Community Engineer and advocate for diversity, inclusion, and safe spaces in tech.

She has years of experience working with learners of all ages, skill level, and abilities and is now using her knowledge to develop technical people, ideas, organizations, and communities. She is known for her skills as a problem solver and strategy developer. She possesses a unique ability of being able to see the BIG picture while still managing the details.

Whether in the role of Community Engineer, educator, writer, public speaker, mentor, curriculum designer, Kim is always in search of innovative approaches that enable individuals, organizations, and communities to intentionally and skillfully create environments which support the sharing of common attitudes, interests, and goals in order to grow a more diverse and inclusive technology community.

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Podcast: community engineering report

OSCON 2017 Conference

Open source is everywhere—from the bottom of the programming stack to the top. OSCON brings the software engineering and developer community together to explore what's new and useful in open source languages, tools, and techniques. 

For episode 4 of Women in Tech, Alicia attends the OSCON conference in Austin Texas.  Alicia speaks to a few remarkable women she met at the conference on their experience and thoughts on women in Tech.  Great views by these women at the Conference.   

Women in Tech ULL Conference Killarney, Ireland

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Úll is a conference for people who build and love great products. We focus on great product stories, presented through an Apple-shaped lens. We treat the conference itself as a product: with a deep emphasis on the attendee experience.

For episode 2 of Women in Tech, Alicia is a presenter at ULL Conf in Killarney, Ireland.  Instead of focusing on herself, Alicia wanted to interview a few amazing women she met at the conference. Here's a few of the many women she met.

Is Uber the only company with women problems?

Today we talk about the diversity problem in the Tech community as well as The false narrative of wanting to diversify companies with Women.  Alicia my co-host will discuss this with me after her talk at the API days at the International Conference Center in Sydney Australia.  Our interactions with companies there and our thoughts on what companies are doing will be part of our Tech talk

Check out the Tech companies that are making an effort as well as those that are stagnate without in visible strategies anyone can place their hands on. These companies have pending litigation against them currently (GitHub, Squarespace)

 

Who we are (Mr & Mrs)

This episode is all about us and how we got here.  We go all the way back from high school to our current enterpenual activities of today.  You see where we are where we been and hopefully where we are going.  We wanted people to know a little of our background so you can see why we try to help as many people as possible as well as why we are still together for over 35 years.