We’re excited to announce that long-time Ada Initiative sponsor GitHub has donated unlimited free private source code repositories to the Ada Initiative, to be used by women learning to write open source software. To get a free private repository on GitHub, just email the managers of the Ada Initiative GitHub account with your GitHub account name and ask for one! **This offer is far more popular than expected! Please be patient while we fulfill your requests.
via Ada Initiative
March madness begins with a whirlwind of Python-related events! Come on out to join us for any of the events as to banish the winter doldrums.
Learn Python the Hard Way (Every Saturday)
Join NYC Python Meetup group in learning Python fundamentals. RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/nycpython/events/102369912/
Mani/Pedi social (3/2)
Meet at the LPTHW event by 4pm, we’ll walk over to a nail salon together. RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/NYC-PyLadies/events/105646712/
Coworking (3/5 or 3/8)
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/NYC-PyLadies/events/107097872/
Weekly Office Hours & Sprint @ Fancy Hands (Every Tuesday)
Join NYC Python Meetup group in chatting about algorithm of the week, resume reviews, sprint, and random geeky fun. Food/Beverages provided. Check for updates on twitter @NYCPythonMeetup
RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/nycpython/events/99504732/
“A night of Tech Talks, including PyCon warmups” (3/7)
Join NYC Python Meetup group for an evening of tech talks. RSVP at http://www.meetup.com/nycpython/events/103304362/
PyCon 2013 (3/13-21 in Santa Clara, CA),
PyLadiesSF has an extra conference available for a female pythonista (an level of programming welcome). Email info at pyladies dot com for details on how to get this pass.
PyData 2013 (3/18-20 in Santa Clara, CA)
PyData is looking for student volunteers in exchange for conference attendance! Please apply from their website http://pydata.org/
Career Transitions Panel (tentatively 1st week of April)
NYC PyLadies is hosting a series of events for women who are seeking to transition into Python careers. A portion of our membership who are learning Python but have not transitioned into technology jobs yet. As a part of our first event, to be hosted the first week of April, we are putting together a small panel. Our featured PyLadies will share their experiences in getting their first tech job, learning Python, and journey into Python shops.
Mastering the Technical Interview @ AppNexus (4/16)
Join Hack’n Jill for their workshop on “Mastering the Technical Interview” on Tuesday, April 16th at AppNexus. Their format includes a brief presentation from Avi Flombaum, Dean at the Flatiron School and organizer of NYC on Rails, on what to expect and how to prepare, as well as one-on-one mock interviews and group feedback sessions from experienced engineers working at startups and big tech companies. Sign up for free here!
Learn from three senior web developers and software architects how to handle technical interviews,communicate better with (overwhelmingly male) hiring managers, cover gaps in your resume from caregiving by running your own open source software projects, and demonstrating that you’re a leader as well as a team member.
Saturday, Feb 23rd
8:00AM-8:30AM – Registration
9:00AM-10:15AM-Session 1: Skin Deep
10:30AM-11:45AM-Session 2: Tell Me About Yourself: Public Speaking and the Art of the Introduction
12:00PM-1:15PM-Session 3: Corporate, Startup, And Freelance Career Tracks
1:15PM-2:15PM-Session 4: Lunch – The Lunchtime Interview Date
2:15-3:30PM-Session 5: Physical Presence And Body Language
3:45PM-5:00PM-Session 6: Teaming Up For Your Project Ideas & Mock Interviews
5:15PM-6:30PM-Session 7: Meet Your Interviewer
6:45PM-7:45PM-Session 8: Cocktail Parties And Socializing At Work
Sunday, Feb 24th
9:00AM-10:15AM-Session 9: Women On The Job
10:30AM-11:45AM-Session 10: Coding Session – Project Plan
12:00PM-1:15PM-Session 11: Certifications And Skills
1:15PM-2:15PM-Session 12: Lunch – Powerlunching And Networking
2:15PM-3:30PM-Session 13: Interview Paperwork And Preparation
3:45PM-5:00PM-Session 14: Coding Session – Project Delivered
5:15PM-6:30PM-Session 15-Recruiter Presentations And Mixer
Join Hack’n Jill, NY Tech Meetup, Girl Develop It, and Control Group for a hackathon for social, global, and greater good. We’ll address broken issues. We’ll improve inefficient systems. We’ll make the future better. Together.
Register on our HackerLeague Page to see who’s coming and post your ideas.SCHEDULE*
7:00 PM – Registration, Pizza, and Beer**
7:30 PM – Kickoff and Introductions
8:00 PM – API Demos
9:00 PM – Ice Breakers and Team Formation
8:00 AM – Check-in and Breakfast
7:30 PM – Pitches and Demos
10:00 PM – Announcement of Winners and Prize Distribution
11:00 PM – Post-Hack Party (offsite)**
*All times are subject to change*
**All attendees will require proper ID for alcohol consumption**
Hack’n Jill reserves the right to manage attendees list to optimize for a 50:50 ratio of male to female attendees.
IN COLLABORATION WITH:
http://www.pycon.ca (Nov 9-11, Canada)
http://us.pycon.org (March 13-21, Santa Clara, CA)
Mozilla is committed to increasing female attendance at DjangoCon. DjangoCon US is held in DC this year, tutorials on Sept 3, talks on Sept 4 - 6th, and sprints 7-8th. And all Django centric!
If you, or know any women interested in attending this conference and need financial assistance for travel and/or conference passes, please fill out this application or pass the info along. We understand it’s quite short notice, and we’re trying to act quick. While the application is due next Friday, we will evaluate applications on a rolling basis, and have a decision within 24 hours.
If you previously applied for a PyLadies scholarship for DjangoCon (we already ran a scholarship campaign, but people won’t stop being generous to us!), and did not receive an award, we encourage you to apply again.
Description of DjangoCon US from the website:
DjangoCon US is the main opportunity for djangonauts to come together in the United States. It will consist of two tracks of talks over three days, and will also provide for open sessions, lightning talks, and a development sprint after the conference.
DjangoCon US provides a critical opportunity for the community members to socialize, share ideas, work together, and plan for continued success.
A group for Python ladies of all levels of programming experience, in the NYC metro area.
Pyladies is an international mentorship group with a focus on helping more women become active participants and leaders in the Python open-source community. Our mission is to promote, educate and advance a diverse Python community through outreach, education, conferences, events and social gatherings.
PyLadies also aims to provide a friendly support network for women and a bridge to the larger Python world. Anyone with an interest in Python is encouraged to participate!
We’re currently recruiting new members. If you’re interested in signing up please check out our Meetup page (http://www.meetup.com/NYC-PyLadies/) or email us at nyc at pyladies dot com.