Women in Technology Peru wins grant for Teen Peru PyCamp

Women in Technology Peru wins grant for Teen Peru PyCamp

Women in Technology Peru is happy to announce that we have received a grant to do Teen Peru PyCamp from the Python Software Foundation. This grant will allow us to organize a one-day PyCamp event in Lima, Peru. The event will be targeted to teenagers, and will introduce 20 teenagers to Python as their first programming language. Women in Technology Peru wants to acknowledge Julia Elman, organizer of Teen Tech Camp 2013 for her support and her mentorship to submit this grant, and to the Python Software Foundation for the opportunity to organize this event in Perú, Thank you all for your...
WiT of the Week: Rachel Myers

WiT of the Week: Rachel Myers

Rachel Myers is a rubyist, she works in ModCloth and is an active member of the Ruby on Rails community. Passionate about helping others learn how to code, she is an instructor and the organizer of RailsBridge an organization that was born in San Francisco with the aim of  making workshops for women and groups considered as minorities, the model of this organization has expanded and diversified all over United States. This is a video from the passion projects series where Rachel talks about...
WiT of the Week: Sorey García

WiT of the Week: Sorey García

Sorey García is an architect and .net developer, on top of being the founder of Avanet, a virtual and open community aimed to generate professional projection and training mechanisms. Sorey lives in Medellin – Colombia, where she actively collaborates on the consolidation of communities by sharing her knowledge. Sorey leaves us a nice message inviting us not to desist! “Do not compare yourself to anyone, learn your own rhythm, establish your own challenges and overcome them. Devote your meaningful time to what you want to achieve and focus, but above all, be passionate on everything you do.”...
Women in Technology Perú will present in the Grace Hopper conference

Women in Technology Perú will present in the Grace Hopper conference

Thanks to the support from the Latinas in Computing community, Women in Technology Perú could obtain two acceptances for the Grace Hopper conference, to be held in Arizona, USA in October 8th – 10th, 2014. The accepted presentations are: Lighting talk: Building the first Women in Technology community in Perú Poster: Building the first Women in Technology community in Perú Andrea Villanes, who is in charge of International Relationships for WiT Perú, will be travelling to Arizona to present representing Women in Technology Perú. When asked about it, Andrea said: “We are very happy for being able to participate in this conference. Sharing the information on how WiT started is very valuable for people from other countries who are looking to do the same and helps us learning too. The feedback on our proposals has been very good, and that has given us a lot of encouragement to keep doing things well”. On that matter, we would like to congratulate Rocio Arellano, a Women in Technology Perú volunteer, who also got a poster accepted for the conference. Her poster “Increasing success in technology workshops by incorporating team building activities”, incorporates her experience as a volunteer for WiT on Reaching Out Perú, and other events like the Rails Girls Lima. We will keep you updated on our activities this year in the Grace...
WiT of the Week: Pamela Fox

WiT of the Week: Pamela Fox

Pamela Fox has been a Product Engineer in Coursera and currently works in Khan Academy developing the Computer Science curriculum. She is very enthusiastic when sharing her knowledge, proof of that is her active participation San Francisco chapter of Girl Develop it! and several conferences   This is one of her recent presentations in the Fluent 2014: “Reading, Writing, Arithmetic,… and JavaScript?”...