This is just about the best list of networking (and partying) tips we've read in a long time—from hot shot founder and 500 Startups venture partner/entrepreneur-in-residence Andrea Barrica. Great for both introverts and extroverts, shy and outgoing.
This school pioneered the concept of teaching people coding outside the context of college. Along they way, they taught more than technical skills; they also taught the empathy, persuasion, cooperation, and teamwork that can make someone rise fast and have a real impact on a tech team.
If we in this community agree, in theory, that underrepresentation is caused by an uneven playing field, what do we do about those who are not aware of or willing to accept this, and are therefore not open to solving it?
My story is the blueprint of ambitious women everywhere, women who were told from a young age that they were “bossy” instead of potential leaders, “bragging” instead of expressing our hard work and asserting our worth, taught that we needed to look, act, and talk a certain way rather than develop our skills if we wanted to be successful.