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Take Back The Night By Hacking!

Christie Julien – April 5th, 2017

Women in Computing Sciences and Take Back the Night are co-hosting a Hackathon from April 22nd - 23rd.   The goal is to create hacks preventing sexual assault and violence. It will start at 9am in Rice Hall in the Common Area on the first floor. Everyone from the UVA community is welcome to attend to meet new people, develop new skills, and create hacks to prevent sexual assault. No prior experience or skills necessary! All you need is a computer, a sleeping bag, and a few ideas! There will be food, prizes, and fun!

Innovating The Answer Company: An Interview with Katherine Manuel

Christie Julien – March 28th, 2017

This interview from WITI  by Brooke Lazar outlines how Katherine Manuel, Senior Vice President of Innovation at Thomson Reuters (The Answer Company), believes technology skills are critical to being successful in business today. Katherine began her career in consulting and climbed the ladder to become the global head of innovation for "The Answer Company." She takes a few moments to share her story.

Excerpt:

BL: What advice would you give to others following the career path you took?

Tech Ladies

Christie Julien – March 20th, 2017

Founded by Alliison Esposito, TechLadies is a site dedicated to connecting women in tech to each other.  What started as a Meetup has turned into a movement of over 10,000 women in tech roles.  Members get access to a jobs page with connections to hiring managers in organizations such as Slack, Wikipedia, and Buzzfeed, as well as access to an exclusive Facebook group where like minded tech-ladies can get together and network their hearts out.  With in person and online events such as "Negotiate L

The Art of the Cold Email

Christie Julien – March 20th, 2017

From Uncubed:

Allison Esposito gets a lot of cold emails – between five and ten every day, she estimates. People want to know how to break into tech, how to switch careers, and what’s wrong with their resume, among other things.

Allison has been a copywriter for Foursquare, a content manager at Google, and now she runs Tech Ladies, a community that connects women to tech jobs and generally supports women in tech. Her roles are impressive, but she’s approachable, she said. And so are most people. You just have to write the right cold email.

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