If you’re a woman in tech there are a number of organizations with chapters around the world that have made it their mission to support you and your career! Here’s a list of the most active organizations we’ve come across in 2013. Of course there maybe many more we’ve missed, and if yours is one of them, then please tweet at us, and we’ll be happy to add yours to this list!
Each organization has a slightly different mission: some teach programming ...
Taking an idea from inception to a product that can be shipped takes more than just coding skills. It begins with doing market research to identify customer segments, validating that one or more segments has a problem through customer interviews, and then finally translating customer needs into features.
Initially, much of this work can be done individually by either a startup founder or a product manager. If they are initially creating a concierge MVP, then there isn't much that needs to be ...
Whether you have an interest in Google Analytics and internet advertising, or your boss or coworkers do, as a coder you’ll likely at some point need to install a cookie tracking script. Developers often question the necessity for such codes, the security of them, and the privacy of the networks that use them. In this article we will explain what purpose this tracking serves, why it’s vital for measurement and effectiveness of online advertising, and what a software engineer needs to ...
Happy to announce that Heroku is sponsoring a full scholarship for one student to participate in Femgineer’s Lean Product Development course. This scholarship will be available to any student who meets the following eligibility criteria:
Genuine financial need
Product idea is in a prototype stage
Product idea must be a software application (web or mobile)
Demonstrates a strong desire to attend the course
To apply for the scholarship here are the following steps:
Fill out the scholarship application.
Once we receive your scholarship application, we'll review it within 48 hours, ...
My first job was at a big company. It gave me the comfort of a steady paycheck and a stable pace of life. I had features that I owned, but after a couple years I realized where my career was headed, I was going to be a one-trick pony! Sure the pay was great, but if I didn’t do something immediately to change my situation then I could be laid off with minimal transferable skills.
Fortunately, I thought ahead, and decided to ...
By Diana Espino
My learning came from studying the source code of web sites, observing the patterns I saw, and experimenting with those patterns through trial and error to see what worked. That’s really how I learned how to code for the ...
By Diana Espino
Earlier this year, I took a Femgineer course on Lean Product Development to learn a process that could help me unmask complexity from my software projects. Possessing the ability to see simplicity in complexity, would make my life a lot easier and more headache-free.
One of the lectures was taught by Alex Notov (CTO of BizeeBee), in which he shared with us his experience in hiring and working with engineers. He spoke of our introverted personalities, preference for communicating through ...
By Justin Reyes
Despite her background as a doctor, who has been trained at several large academic institutions throughout the country, Mima Geere saw a huge need for innovative software design in the medical industry.
She realized during her training that there were multiple areas of care that needed a new way of thinking, and sadly innovating in the most needy areas of medicine rarely ever happened. The task requires people that care and have medical expertise. It also requires a chain of ...
By Poornima Vijayashanker
My approach to product development covers the following stages: ideation, market research, customer discovery, prototyping, usability testing, product roadmap, building an MVP, and finally putting in analytics and metrics.
In parallel, I'm of course thinking about recruiting teammates, and figuring out how to fund the creation of the product.
As a founder this can seem pretty daunting, and ONE of the keys to being able to ship product and keep your teammates happy is to find the right set of tools!
by Frances Advincula
The last few days was my first foray into the agile practice of the planning game, wherein stakeholders, programmers, and the rest of the team go in a room and brainstorm, think, talk, and fight in order to come up with what we are actually going to build. It was really mind opening to just see how the dynamics work -- the software architects and programmers tend to really have lots to say, because, well they're the ones going to ...