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Info Session

 

Register Free *** https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1-million-women-to-tech-info-session-at-blackrock-tickets-49688986095 ***

DATE AND TIME

Wed, September 5, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CEST

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LOCATION

Váci út 47

BlackRock

(Inside the White House, Hall B, 5. floor)

1134 Budapest

Hungary

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DESCRIPTION

Register for Free at: ***https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1-million-women-to-tech-info-session-at-blackrock-tickets-49688986095*** (Dinner included for free but you must be registered via Eventbrite. Thank you from the organizers.)

Calling all Mothers! Please tell friends and family.

Learn about how you can break into technology with the #1millionwomentotech 1-Year Part-Time JavaScript Course a continuation of #1millionwomentotech #SummerOfCode, especially as they relate to career changers and those coming back from maternity leave.

The event is free but registration on Eventbrite is required as there are only 20 spots.

Agenda

17:00 Doors open, networking, pizza tea and coffee served for free

17:30 Speaker 1: How I switched from Hospitality to Software Engineering – a female BlackRock developer will tell her personal story of how she became a self-taught developer.

18:00 Questions and Answers.

18:30 Speaker 2: How Women, including Mothers can change into Technology Careers with Ilona Budapesti, Chief Story Teller of 1 Million Women To Tech, a Harvard, Stanford and Oxford educated software engineer, serial entrepreneur and Buddhist ex-nun. Program plans, time schedule, childcare considerations, technology prerequisites, skill prerequisites, job opportunities, salary expectations etc.

20:00 Doors close, good bye!

What to Bring

Bring your own laptop, your questions, and a great attitude.

For Mentors

– Please bring your own personal laptop where you have admin rights to install

– Read the https://github.com/1millionwomentotech/toolkitten/blob/master/howto/become-mentor.md

Questions

If I register but cannot come, what should I do?

Please go to your email, find the Eventbrite and CANCEL your attendance. This helps the organizers to order the correct amount of food and drinks and protects financial resources that can be used for Moms in the future. If you don’t come and don’t perform the courtesy to cancel your spot it will be looked upon unfavourably in your future applications.

For any questions, please post your question to the Facebook Event or email summerofcode@1millionwomentotech.com

A Note on Childcare

If you couldn’t come because you needed childcare, would you please email us and let us know? This way we can show future sponsors and budget for how big a need there is and will make it happen! Thank you. You are amazing.

Learn about #1millionwomentotech #SummerOfCode join 19,000+ women from 145+ countries to learn to code for free and improve together.

We are sorry about the low sound volume, next time we will try to make the audio clearer and louder!

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Install Fest

Mark your calendars for the live stream and hit Subscribe on YouTube to never miss a live coding event: https://www.youtube.com/c/1millionwomentotech

 

Would you like to get help from BlackRock developers? Come join us live!

Calling all Mothers with little children! Please tell friends and family.

Learn about full-time as well as part-time and flexible job opportunities in technology, especially as they relate to career changers and those coming back from maternity leave.

The event is free but registration is required. Limited to 20 spots.

Agenda

17:30 Doors open, networking

18:00 Installfest: bring your own computer and BlackRock mentors will help you install Python and Node.js onto your laptop so you can start coding, or joing the free #1millionwomentotech #SummerOfCode.

19:00 How I switched from Hospitality to Software Engineering – a female BlackRock developer will tell her personal story of how she became a self-taught developer.

19:30 Questions and Answers about Women, Mothers and Technology Careers with Ilona Budapesti, Chief Story Teller of 1 Million Women To Tech, a Harvard, Stanford and Oxford educated software engineer, serial entrepreneur and Buddhist ex-nun.

20:00 Doors close, good bye!

Questions

For any questions, please post your question to the Facebook Event or email summerofcode@1millionwomentotech.com

Learn about #1millionwomentotech #SummerOfCode join 19,000+ women from 145+ countries to learn to code for free and improve together: https://youtu.be/3-WiuGkOg-M

GET FREE TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1-million-women-to-tech-hungary-install-fest-at-blackrock-tickets-49548171916

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Self-Care Week

Announcing

Week 7 August 27 – 31 Self-care Week

In discussion with live attendees from the VIP and Gold Members and the Leadership Committee, it was decided that a week of break going to be inserted after Week 6 – Advanced JavaScript. You can use it to recharge, refresh, recode, or study ahead. Please note, there will be NO classes, however Discord will continue to be active!

Specifically this means that the contents of

  • Week 7, 8, and 13 changed
  • Week 9, 10, 11, and 12 remain unchanged.

Schedule Update

Week 7 was Mobile Prototyping, now it’s Self-care Week.
Week 8 was React.js, now it’s Mobile Prototyping Week.
Week 13 had no classes previously, it was just overflow time to use for the last hackathons, now the React.js Week.

Week 9, 10, 11, and 12 remain unchanged.

In short, a week break is added, mobile app moved down from week 7 to 8, and react.js moved down from week 8 to 13. That’s it. See below.

Naming credits 🙂

Virginia Balseiro Self-care week
Marta Bodojra​ Rest and empower week!
Rox Arten​ Self Grounding and Empowerment
Gillian Newton​ “Week of Sanity” “Week of Empowerment”, “Re-factor Your Code”
Krystal​ Re-Code Week?
Catch-up week (Ketchup week)
Paula Bernal Inner Coding Week
Bituin Callanta​ Recalibration Week

Benefits

The first benefit of a self-care week is that you have time for yourself and your coding.

There will be **NO** classes during this week, however, you are welcome to continue on material from previous weeks or to study ahead.

The second benefit is that the deadlines of the Week 6 hackathon and the Month 2 hackathon to reflect the addition of a week’s time.

The third benefit is that Week 8 will be the mobile app prototyping week and you will have until Week 13 to giving you 5 weeks instead of just 1 week polish your mobile app, and work on your JavaScript skills before we dive into React.js. This is perhaps the greatest benefit.

 

Quotes from Members

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Rox ArtenI am ever so grateful for the new schedule i think my brain really needs a small break from constant coding to let some of the info properly filter into place❣

Nwamaka OkaforThe break is awesome. I have so much catch up on after taking 2 weeks break

Rox ArtenI really love the community & material, I might suggest considering putting the break week between python and JS next time, It could be just me, but the gear switch when still just learning….
Gillian NewtonI agree @Rox Arten
Virginia Balseiro@Rox Arten that’s a good idea. I like it that’s right in the middle of the 12 weeks though.
Rox Artenis a bit harsh and the break would help finish off one and gear up for the other with the speed of both. Otherwise, I think what is being covered is amazing
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Volunteer Applications Open

Mission

To offer free coding education to 1 million women by 2020.

Benefits of Becoming a Volunteer

  • Education
    • 24 Assets framework in practice
    • How to work effectively in a remote team: the opportunity to work remotely in a global team is important for future programmers or project managers. Volunteering on 1MWTT may be a good start.
    • Fun all-woman teams
  • Access
    • Free Gold Membership for you, or if you already have Gold or VIP, then for somebody you care about
    • First access to new opportunities that come within the 1 Million Women To Tech sisterhood
    • First access to investment down the road
  • Meaning
    • Leave a legacy
    • Be part of an elite peer-group
    • Change the lives of 1 million women, their communities, and the world

 

Levels of Commitment

Confirmed Volunteers

Volunteers who commit at least 10 hours per week consistently and are confirmed by the Leadership Committee’s vote will be awarded a Volunteer Certificate and given leadership role, meaning that they can have decision making power.

This level of leadership position requires consistency, reliability, adherence to deadlines, and if circumstances come up where you cannot complete tasks that you take measures in advance to find, train, and delegate to your replacements.

Casual Helpers

Volunteers who are unable to spend more than 5 hours per week consistently but would still love to help out are invited to apply as Casual Volunteers who can jump in to a task pool and pick up small tasks here and there to help out. This is also very meaningful and makes a huge difference in everyone’s lives, but has much smaller commitment, because you only commit on a task-by-task basis, rather than long-term.

Note: Please note that if a Confirmed Volunteer’s circumstances change for whatever reason she may chose to or be asked to become a Casual Helper and give a chance to someone else to take her role. A Casual Helper who finds that she would like to take on more responsibility may also chose to or be invited to become a Confirmed Volunteer. It’s important to keep flexibility so that both of us individually can be happy, and the whole organization can remain solid and reliable.

 

How To Apply

Preparation

  1. Read or listen to the 24 Assets book by Daniel Priestly. Here is a free Audible invite, or you can get it via a free Amazon Kindle Unlimited trial. Or you can get your own copy as we’ll be using this framework for the coming years.
  2. Watch the video walk-through from Week 3 Summary Video on how we plan to implement this framework for the non-profit 1millionwomentotech
  3. Choose one of the Rapid Action Items (RAI) that inspires you the most and you have the most skill and capability to implement and write a Passion Letter (our version of Pain Letter) about it.

Application

  1. Create free account: navigate to My Account (https://1millionwomentotech.com/my-account/). Go to Register add your Email address by adding your email and click Register. It will log you in automagically.
  2. Navigate to Jobs – and choose your top choice. Please only submit one application, if you have interest in more than once position include that in your Passion Letter 😉
  3. Click Apply for this job
  4. Fill in the fields, take your time. If you are interested in more than one position, explain that inside your Passion Letter section, and list out all the jobs you are passionate about 🙂 <3
  5. There are two buttons, use the upper button click Send application. (Ignore the lower one, it is for saving resumes to use in the future.)

If you are more visual you can see the video instructions on how to apply.

Application Window

Applications open at 12 noon on Monday 20th of August, 2018 and close at midnight Monday 27th of August, 2018 (British Time).

Selection Process

  • The Volunteer Leadership Committee will read each application
  • Those shortlisted will be contacted on Discord for follow-up, clarification, and discussion
  • Those selected will be invited by a Volunteer Leader, where your weekly meeting and accountability cadence will be set up and discussed
  • A one-day weekend remote bonding day will be held, that you must attend live, where we do team activities to make sure that everyone knows everyone else, and is enthusiastic and comfortable reaching out, helping out, and giving and receiving feedback across all team and all assets.