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Ask Her Anything: How Nicole Became A Frontend Engineer At Manifold
January 07, 2019 03:00 PM EST - January 07, 2019 04:00 PM EST
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Ask Her Anything: How Nicole Became A Frontend Engineer At Manifold

Join us as we host Nicole Tibaldi, a Frontend Engineer, for a virtual Q&A about how she landed her remote job at Maifold via PowerToFly! Ask Nicole anything in this hour-long chat, including how to spruce up your PowerToFly profile (she applied directly from our site!), what her interview process was like, and how you can score a remote job with a company like Manifold. Submit your question today!
Which Cloud is Best for your Organization: Kubernetes edition
April 17, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - April 17, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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Which Cloud is Best for your Organization: Kubernetes edition

Kubernetes (K8s) is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Jessica Janiuk, Lead Software Engineer at Spoiler Alert, is joining us to chat about why her team decided to go with the Kubernetes system over it's competitors, and help you decide which cloud platform is best for your organization. You asked, she's answering: What is...
Telling A Story With Your Code
April 22, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - April 22, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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Telling A Story With Your Code

Just as writers have ink and paper, code plays an analogous role in a developers' "story". Programming is storytelling. As with all stories, there are drafts and revisions, parts that are easier to write than others, and just like with your favorite novel, a few small changes can make a huge impact on the ending. Latisha McNeel, a Full-Stack Developer at G2i is joining us for an hour of live...
Debunking the Myths of Code:  Video Games
June 04, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - June 04, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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Debunking the Myths of Code: Video Games

Ursula Wolz is back to chat with the PowerToFly about debunking the myths of code, starting with one of the most popular topics in the industry - video games. Video games are not just for boys so how can we add more women to the mix? We're breaking down how women can get more involved in game development, how game development can be used to understand computer science, and where women can...
From Women’s Liberal Art College to Managing Engineers
June 05, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - June 05, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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From Women’s Liberal Art College to Managing Engineers

If you have a liberal arts degree, or graduated from a liberal arts college, I'm sure someone down the line has asked you, "What are you going to do with that degree?". While infuriating, new studies are actually proving that degrees aren't the first thing employers are looking at. During this live Q&A, ask Courtnie Takata-Lee, graduate of Saint Mary’s College with a BS in Mathematics, and...
Debunking the Myths of Code:  Textiles
June 11, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - June 11, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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Debunking the Myths of Code: Textiles

Do you knit, crochet, embroider, sew? Have you ever followed a pattern, or better yet, made a pattern yourself? If so, you have the foundational skills needed for coding! Join Ursula Wolz for part II of out series, "Debunking the Myths of Coding" as we dive into textiles, and how they can help you become a better developer! You asked, she's answering: How do textiles relate to coding? I make...
Debunking the Myths of Code: Storytelling
June 25, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - June 25, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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Debunking the Myths of Code: Storytelling

For our last chat in the 'Debunking the Myths of Code' series, Ursula Wolz is diving into one of the most important pieces of coding - storytelling. She'll elaborate on why creating a story with your code is important, how to do it, and any additional questions you may have about getting more involved in the developer world! You asked, she's answering: How can I tell better stories with my...
Navigating the Engineering Career Path
July 12, 2019 01:00 PM EDT - July 12, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
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Navigating the Engineering Career Path

According to the Department of Labor, employment of engineers is expected to grow over 4% in the next 5 years - that's over 65,000 new jobs. With that being said, deciding which engineering career path to choose is becoming increasingly more difficult. From the various engineering specialties to individual contributor vs manager, there are endless possibilities! Lifei Tan, Director of...
Why Women Should Learn to Code: Resources
July 15, 2019 01:00 PM EDT - July 15, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
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Why Women Should Learn to Code: Resources

Are you ready to start a coding bootcamp? Michele Cantos, Director of the Grace Hopper program at Fullstack Academy is back to answer all of your questions about learning to code, finding the right coding program, and how to excel in this extremely in-demand career. Join us, and ask Michele anything, LIVE! Coding Resources: Our friends at the Grace Hopper Program are giving PowerToFly members...
*LIVE* Data Hour 7/25
July 25, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - July 25, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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*LIVE* Data Hour 7/25

Are you working on a technical project and could use some help? Is your data just not making sense and you'd love a second opinion? Does your code have you seeing stars? Join our virtual data hour and bring all of your tricky questions - we'll work through the answers together! Barbara is an expert in: Excel Tableau Qlik Python R JavaScript SQL
Am I Too Old To Join A Bootcamp?
July 26, 2019 01:00 PM EDT - July 26, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
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Am I Too Old To Join A Bootcamp?

As the Director of the Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy, one of the most common questions Michele Cantos receives is "am I too old to join a coding bootcamp?" - the answer is no! For women over 30, the idea of successfully completing a bootcamp and starting a completely new career as a software engineer can be terrifying. Not to mention the agism and lack of diversity in engineering...
What is Data Science? How To Break Into The Industry
August 02, 2019 01:00 PM EDT - August 02, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
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What is Data Science? How To Break Into The Industry

The field of Data Science is huge, and it's growing. From Data Architects, Data Analysts, to Machine Learning Engineers and Statisticians (just to name a few), deciding which career to pursue and where to start can be stressful. Shivani Rao has spent her career in many of these fields, growing her skills and learning how to successfully navigate a career in Data Science. Ask Shivani anything...
Making Your Mark In An AI-powered World: Conversational AI
August 09, 2019 01:00 PM EDT - August 09, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
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Making Your Mark In An AI-powered World: Conversational AI

AI is booming, which means jobs are in high demand and so much of the industry is untouched and undiscovered. But because we're only at the forefront of what we can do with this technology, starting a career in AI can mean many things, and there isn't much guidance on how to best navigate this growing field. Joti Balani, Managing Director of Freshriver.ai, has made three major career pivots,...
I Look Like An Engineer: Bringing Your Full Self To STEM
August 13, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - August 13, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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I Look Like An Engineer: Bringing Your Full Self To STEM

What does an engineer look like? Better yet, how can those interested in STEM break the current mold while launching fulfilling careers and remaining true to themselves? For Jessica Johnson and Chloe Edeal, Software Engineers at Manifold, bringing their full self to work each day is key - and they're thankful to be a part of an organization that encourages this! Join Jessica and Chloe for a...
Should I Get A Ph.D. In Computer Science?
August 14, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - August 14, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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Should I Get A Ph.D. In Computer Science?

Thanks to technology, there are so many ways to further your career in technology, from bootcamps to MOOCs, the possibilities are endless. But in a world of online learnings and fast pace courses, it's easy to forget what many consider the "traditional" route to an education - a college degree. The big question is, is this route really that traditional? After getting her B.Sc and M.Sc in...
My First Year In Tech
September 09, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - September 09, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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My First Year In Tech

Your first year in tech is all the things - exciting, exhilarating, nerve-wracking, daunting and much more. Join us as we hear the experiences of two Flatiron engineers and their first year in the industry. What were the challenges and obstacles they faced? What were their biggest learnings? And what advice do they have for new engineers beginning their own journey?
Taking The Lead & Disrupting The Industry As Women In Tech
September 17, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - September 17, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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Taking The Lead & Disrupting The Industry As Women In Tech

We don't need to lay out all of the barriers women are facing in the technology, rather, we're here to talk about the solutions. Wendy Foster, Director of Engineering, Data Science, and Analytics at Pager Duty is joining us for some real talk about how we, as women, can take the lead and disrupt the tech industry. Ask Wendy anything in this live Q&A!
*LIVE* Data Hour 9/24
September 24, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - September 24, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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*LIVE* Data Hour 9/24

Are you working on a technical project and could use some help? Is your data just not making sense and you'd love a second opinion? Does your code have you seeing stars? Join our virtual data hour and bring all of your tricky questions - we'll work through the answers together! Barbara is an expert in: Excel Tableau Qlik Python R JavaScript SQL
How To Use AI To Solve Business Problems
September 27, 2019 01:00 PM EDT - September 27, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
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How To Use AI To Solve Business Problems

Artificial intelligence is a hot technology, and it's popularityis only growing with startups and large corporations worldwide. If you've ever asked yourself, "Could my organization benefit from AI?" - you're not alone. Shalini Trefzer, Founder of Swiss-based LeapSecond Consulting +, helps companies apply AI to solve problems in various market segments and execute go-to-market strategies. If...
Breaking The FinTech Stereotype
October 02, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - October 02, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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Breaking The FinTech Stereotype

Women are controlling upwards of 80% of consumer spending, 60% of the nation's wealth, and 44% are their households primary breadwinners. But when you look inside the number of women represented in FinTech companies (the companies creating the technology and programming to support banking and financial services) women make up a mere 37%. How can we get more women into FinTech and break the...
What Type Of Data Scientist Are You?
October 09, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - October 09, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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What Type Of Data Scientist Are You?

A "data scientist" role can mean a lot of different things, and it's important to make sure your own expectations around the job are aligned with what the role is actually looking for. How do you figure out where on the spectrum of "data science" the role actually is, and how do you think about your own skills and career aspirations in the data world? Join us for this live, virtual Q&A to find out!
Acing your Software Engineering Interview - How to Succeed Without Going Crazy
October 11, 2019 01:00 PM EDT - October 11, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
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Acing your Software Engineering Interview - How to Succeed Without Going Crazy

Got a callback from your dream company and not sure what to expect or how to prepare for the next steps? In this live chat, Insight Engineering Program Directors who have interviewed hundreds of candidates will cover how to best prepare and perform at each type of software engineering interview, ranging from algorithms to system design, SQL, and the essential behavioral component.
Code Tasting: Data and Algorithms
October 14, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - October 14, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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Code Tasting: Data and Algorithms

Learning to code has become a phenomenon - and we couldn't be more elated! However, it can be discouraging to see that many virtual programs require at LEAST a weeks’ long commitment, and bootcamps/ academic classes cost a lot. Research in computer science education suggests that having even a minimal background before taking the dive into formal instruction is beneficial, as is getting the...
Emerging Technologies in E-Commerce
October 25, 2019 01:00 PM EDT - October 25, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
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Emerging Technologies in E-Commerce

51% of Americans prefer to shop online in 2019 and 96% of people have made an online purchase in their lifetime. With those numbers, it's no surprise that most retailers consider themselves "digital first" operations. However, technology still has a ways to go when it comes to understanding consumer engagement, storytelling, and their curiosity for making online purchases. Liz Lehtonen, Senior...
Code Tasting: Heuristics and Interface
October 28, 2019 03:00 PM EDT - October 28, 2019 04:00 PM EDT
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Code Tasting: Heuristics and Interface

Learning to code has become a phenomenon - and we couldn't be more elated! However, it can be discouraging to see that many virtual programs require at LEAST a weeks’ long commitment, and bootcamps/ academic classes cost a lot. Research in computer science education suggests that having even a minimal background before taking the dive into formal instruction is beneficial, as is getting the...
Launching A Successful Career In IT
November 01, 2019 01:00 PM EDT - November 01, 2019 02:00 PM EDT
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Launching A Successful Career In IT

Information Technology (also known as IT) is becoming an increasingly popular career path... so much so that the industry currently employs over 5.7 million workers and counting. But why is a career in IT a good choice for women? Better yet, what should women in the industry come to expect and avoid? What's the interview process like? Join Lyudmila Fokina, a Senior Software Engineer at...
Code Tasting: Logic and Abstraction
November 11, 2019 03:00 PM EST - November 11, 2019 04:00 PM EST
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Code Tasting: Logic and Abstraction

Learning to code has become a phenomenon - and we couldn't be more elated! However, it can be discouraging to see that many virtual programs require at LEAST a weeks’ long commitment, and bootcamps/ academic classes cost a lot. Research in computer science education suggests that having even a minimal background before taking the dive into formal instruction is beneficial, as is getting the...