Articles by Florina Xhabija
Last Friday, we had the pleasure of hosting 43 TechWomen mentees at LinkedIn as part of our Connect You sessions. Connect You focuses on educating our members about how to best utilize LinkedIn for their professional needs. Previous Connect You sessions focused on job seekers and nonprofits so we were excited to extend it to the amazing women who make up TechWomen.
What happens when you get 100 engineers together? Magic! And what if they are all women engineers in Mountain View and Delhi? MAGIC!
We were lucky enough at LinkedIn to witness magic in the making last month when we held our first ever Women’s Hackday, DevelopHer. A little tongue-in-cheek, and a lot of good old fashioned elbow grease, this hackday was initially sketched as a get together for women in tech in the Bay Area. It shortly became clear to us that we need more doing in this area, and less talking. So DevelopHer was born to give women of all programming abilities a chance to code with us, and compete against each other. And we coded, all night long. 18 teams in Mountain View and 5 teams in Delhi were formed and amongst them there were the Hackbright Academy women who are just learning to code, and industry rock stars like Julia Grace of WeddingLovely.
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Many companies in the Bay Area have holiday parties at the end of the year, but we decided to wait and celebrate with a donation at a most unusual time of year – St. Patrick’s Day. Re-sale shops and donations in general have been at an all time low this year, and we decided to give to The Shop in Menlo Park, Ecumenical Hunger Program, and Second Harvest.