Event Reflections: Women Who Code CONNECT 2017

What is Women Who Code (WWCode) CONNECT Conference?

WWCode is changing the face of tech, creating a more inclusive and diverse industry, and helping women to connect with professional opportunities that propel them into positions of power. Our premier developer conference, WWCode CONNECT 2017, does just that.

WWCode CONNECT 2017 brings together speakers from around the world to share their stories and expertise about technology. Join the Women Who Code community for in-depth panels, technical workshops, keynotes, and actionable advice on advancing your career.

CONNECT is an event designed to inspire and empower attendees to achieve the next level in their careers while arming them with the tools that they need to achieve success. By celebrating the talents and accomplishments of a diverse range of industry leaders, we hope to create an environment where everyone feels that they can succeed. This is the new culture of tech, where inclusion and support drives innovation and industry.

More information about the conference is available at http://connect2017.womenwhocode.com/

Location

This year, the WWCode Connect conference in San Francisco took place in the Twitter office on Market St since Twitter is a Platinum level sponsor of this event. Now, for anyone who hasn’t been to this office before, it’s certainly a sight to see with multiple cafeterias, large common areas, lounge spaces, TVs, outdoor seating/dining with a (fake) grass lawn, the list goes on… Previously, I’ve only been here during weekday lunch hours, so it was a different feeling this time, but not any less exciting.

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Event Reflections: ACT-W Bay Area 2017

What is the ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women) Conference?

ChickTech’s regional, annual, and action-packed event is where talented women and individuals can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career path! The conference includes speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, career fairs, and so much more. The conference makes a huge impact on the professionals that attend and all of the proceeds go directly towards introducing youth girls to STEM based activities and careers.

More information about the conference is available at http://www.act-w.org/

This year, ChickTech held one these conferences in the Bay Area – in particular, at the Galvanize office in San Francisco. Galvanize is located in the SOMA neighbourhood; it has sizeable workspaces, classrooms, an auditorium, and beautiful common spaces among other things… but I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning.

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