30 Jun '16, 6pm

A World of Help for Women Software Engineers

A World of Help for Women Software Engineers

“About two years ago, I attended a Women Who Code meetup in Washington, D.C., ” says Veni Kunche, founder of Code With Veni and a senior software developer with the U.S. Geological Survey. “I was blown away by the support that this community was providing to women who were just getting started in their journey in tech. I wish I had such support when I started my career as a software developer in 2003.” The career path of a woman in tech, Kunche thinks, can be lonely. “Sometimes being in a room full of men whether it’s at work or a in a classroom can make you feel like the odd one out, as though you don’t belong there,” she says. “It is important for women to know that they are not alone.” That’s why, around the world, women software engineers have started all sorts of local organizations to support each other. Finding one of these organizations has mostly been a matter of ...

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