This week’s updates: tools for inclusion and the 2016 App Camp for Girls bundle

Mandy Moore, also known around the Internets as @therubyrep, is a podcast audio expert, mother of orange tabbies, sucker for bad reality television, and boxed wine connoisseur. She adores her 7-year-old daughter, Reese’s peanut butter cups, and sitting around fire pits while listening to country music. She is a huge advocate for STEM education and women in technology.


App Camp for Girls Quiz Apps: A compendium of apps made by middle school girls at the App Camp. Full of fun quizzes, and the proceeds support the App Camp program.

HelpMeAbstract: Submit a gist to get helpful, constructive feedback on your abstracts, before you submit to conferences!

She Should Run: A national network changing culture to inspire more women and girls to run for office.


“Am I senior yet?” Grow your career by teaching your peers.

As industries and companies grow, seniority means helping others advance their own skills by knowing how to teach.

Twitter Rolls Out New And Long-Awaited Anti-Harassment Tools

Twitter is finally introducing a mute filter, muted conversation threads, and user report infrastructure in an effort to kill the trolls. (Article contains useful infograms to show you how to do so.)

Conference Talk of the Week:

This talk is part of our “Favorite Talks” YouTube Playlist. Check it out and subscribe!

In this short talk, Tina Lee, the founder of MotherCoders (a nonprofit that helps moms not only learn how to code, but provides childcare while they do so) talks about ways we can go from living on the “Planet of Meh” where inquality thrives, to the “Planet of Belonging” through inclusion, fairness, and fulfillment for all races, genders, and non-nuclear families.

Upcoming Events:

Friday, November 25th – Saturday, November 26th: Florence, Italy

She Geeks Out
Wednesday, November 30th: New York City

Tech the Halls — Early Bird Tickets Available! (Sale ends on November 28th. Save an EXTRA 15% with the code DCWWTTH15)
Thursday, December 8th: Washington, DC

WordCamp — Free Livestream Available!
Friday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 4th: Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, December 10th: New York City

Black Women in Computing Conference
Friday, January 6th – Sunday, January 8th: Washington D.C.

Sustainable UX
Thursday, February 16th, 2017: Online

Saturday, February 18th – Sunday, February 19th, 2017: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Codeland (a CodeNewbie Conference) – Early bird tickets are on sale until November 16th!
Friday, April 21st — Saturday, April 22nd: New York City

Continuous Lifecycle London
Wednesday, May 17 – Friday, May 19th, 2017: London

Call For Proposals:

PyCaribbean – November 18th deadline to submit
Sustainable UX – November 30th deadline to submit
Continuous Lifecycle London – November 30th deadlne to submit

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