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According to a Department of Labor Current Population Survey, only 34% of all web developers are women. It’s time to change those statistics. Entry level junior developers earn an average of $50,000-70,000 per year, and often have flexibility to work from home. We want women all over the world to take advantage of these industry benefits.
In an effort to get women interested in coding and empowered to pursue work they love, General Assembly is partnering with several organizations to host a night of coding and fellowship. Come hear a panel of top female developers discuss how they got started in the industry, what an average day looks like, which coding languages to learn, and more. Then, take the first step toward becoming a master developer by writing your first line of code!
Please bring a computer!
Dr. Nashlie Sephus
Dr. Nashlie H. Sephus specializes in writing the visual recognition algorithms for Partpic. In 2014, she graduated with a Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology where her thesis topic was data mining/machine learning in digital signals using modulation spectral features. Nashlie then worked in New York City as an Associate at Exponent, an engineering consulting firm. She has prior experience working with companies such as GE, Delphi, and IBM. Nashlie graduated from undergrad at Mississippi State University and hails from Jackson, Mississippi.
Exploring STEM Careers Pipeline Program Director,
The Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed)
Kristina Smith is from Lake Charles, LA; but after 10+ years in Atlanta, she officially considers herself an "ATLien". After receiving her Computer Engineering degree from Prairie View A&M University, she moved to Atlanta in 2006 to work for Accenture Consulting as an Information Management Consultant. Kristina worked as a consultant for more than 6 years, contributing to the successes of many different projects across a broad spectrum of industries - from High Tech to Retail and even Government initiatives.
Desiring a change in direction, Kristina left corporate consulting in 2013 and took a year off to pursue international missions and volunteering, traveling to over 11 countries over the course of 11 months. Upon her return to the States, Kristina began working in the non-profit world as a program manager and coding instructor, working for organizations such as Adventures in Missions and Girls Who Code.
In September 2016, Kristina joined The Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) as the Exploring STEM Careers Pipeline Program Director. Dedicated to preparing youth for STEM opportunities beyond high school, she is responsible for the development and implementation of programs providing STEM workshops, training, special events and soft skills development to under served high school students in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.
Full-stack Software Engineer,
Liz Ojukwu is a full-stack software engineer at Influence Health, a digital healthcare marketing and management company, as well as a General Assembly graduate. Prior to working in web development, she was a public school teacher for many years and has degrees in the arts and education. Other than solving problems through code, Liz loves hiking with her dog, eating delicious food, and exploring the city with her family.
Designer + Developer,
Erika Wright is a web designer and developer who was introduced to the industry in 2001 while attending The Art Institute of Atlanta. My degree of study was Graphic Design. However, my interest shifted to coding while taking web design courses as a part of the requirements for my degree program. I have seen the evolution of development from table-based websites, to flash sites, to PHP sites, the introduction of CSS, and so much more.
My desire to remain competitive in the industry has afforded me the pleasure of working with clients across the country, both in freelancing capacities and as a part of corporations with larger initiatives. When I'm not designing and coding, I'm still learning about designing and coding. The possibilities are truly limitless and I look forward to experiencing it all.
Senior Product Designer,
Lauren Langley is Senior Product Designer with SalesLoft. She leads UX and design initiatives that bring usability and delight to a high-performing SaaS product. Before SalesLoft, she was UX Lead with If/Then, where she was responsible for user experience, strategy, and information architecture. Prior to If/Then, Lauren was an Expert Interaction Designer with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., where she designed and developed web and mobile applications for Turner’s brands like CNN, Cartoon Network, NBA.com, and TNT.
Lauren holds a Master of Science degree in Digital Media from Georgia Institute of Technology along with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Graphic Design from Georgia Southern University. She is also a civic design enthusiast and is involved in community hackathons and design projects in Atlanta.
Women Who Code is a non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. We provide an avenue into tech, empower women with skills needed for professional advancement, and provide environments where networking and mentorship are valued. The organization has executed more than 3,000 events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 50,000, and has a presence in 20 countries.
A publication aimed to create awareness for the next great wave of Atlanta companies. Check us out to find an event, job/internship/talent, or space & see what other local startup folks are building.
Women in Technology (WIT), an Atlanta-based organization, passionately supports women at every stage of their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers — from the classroom to the boardroom. WIT enables women to build strong networks, develop leadership skills and advance their careers. WIT is the largest, most active female-centered STEM organization in the metro Atlanta region. WIT has set a goal of making Georgia the state with the highest percentage of women in the STEM workforce by the year 2020.
ChickTech is a national non-profit organization committed to increasing the number of girls and women in technology while improving the culture of the industry itself. From local conferences to hands-on workshops to mentoring, we create an inclusive community for girls and women that increases their sense of belonging, interest, and self-confidence in technology and engineering.
The Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC) is Georgia’s technology incubator. Powered by Georgia Tech, ATDC works with entrepreneurs to help them learn, launch, scale, and succeed. Founded in 1981 and one of the longest-running and largest university-based startup incubators in the country, ATDC works with more than 800 technology startup entrepreneurs each year across Georgia. It has graduated nearly 170 companies from its core ATDC Signature program. ATDC is a unit of the Enterprise Innovation Institute, Georgia Tech’s chief outreach and economic development arm. Visit www.atdc.org to learn more.
Lean In Atlanta is a circle exclusively for the women of Atlanta (however, we welcome supportive men too)! We live and strive for self-appreciation, empowerment, and the support of one another. We seek gender equality for women and men in the workplace, in the home, and in everyday life, via policy and perception. We meet once a month and are always welcoming new members! Are you ready to Lean In?
Walker's Legacy is a growing global women in business collective founded to establish networks of empowerment and access for women of color in business.
Honoring the best of the internet.
honorCode is an Atlanta-based education not-for-profit whose purpose is to empower schools to build the capacity for tomorrow's world. Impacting over 1400+ students in its pilot year, honorCode provides curriculum and training to schools to bring more computer science education into the general K12 classroom. We want to transform our nation's most vulnerable youth into technology entrepreneurs who invest and energize their communities. Our vision is to make Atlanta the Silicon Valley for the Southeast. We are partnered and housed out of Center for Civic Innovation and do our work out of Charles R. Drew Charter School.
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