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Issue 81

We are building features for the  Women Who Code community and we want to highlight that work with our stakeholders, you! THANK YOU to our contributors for dedicating their valuable time to help us build tech a  place where women can excel.

You can follow all of our work on github. Below are a few snippets of our awesome features.


During this week's sprint we focused on a number of profile improvements as we work towards creating a more fully featured profile page for every member of the Women Who Code community. We also handled a few maintenance issues to ensure our system is running smoothly.


  • Created a new profile controller for showing and updating the currently logged in user's profile.
  • Implemented a system that creates profiles for users testing in the local development site.
  • Removed the profile link from the top nav drop down list for users who are not logged in.


  • Removed all of the Redcarpet markdown methods and replaced them with one method called html_whitelist. This effectively replaces the markdown styles that were being used on every user editable page on the website with html that is compatible with the Froala WYSIWYG.
  • Went through all files and eliminated any instances of debuggers.

Our Website

Our repo is private, yet running under an open source license.  Instead of pointing to issues and PRs, we are including a screenshot of what our weekly pulse looks like. 

Existing website contributors, please check out our pulse!

Potential website contributors, please email coreteam@womenwhocode.com with your GitHub username to get started. It's built in Ruby on Rails + React + Postgresql.










Talk to us

Any ideas about existing features, new features, getting involved as a contributor, please share it in this FORM and/or watch our repos on Github.

To submit feedback, comments or questions email coreteam@womenwhocode.com, we would love to hear from you. 

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