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12.13.2016

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Issue 47

We are working to build great 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 free 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.

This Week

We want to use this space to highlight our fantastic contributors. Without their ongoing dedication and help these projects would not be a success.

This week we would like to give the spotlight to Erin Morrissey.

Erin Morrissey

Erin started her journey towards becoming a Full stack developer this past summer. She first got interested in coding when she took a Computer Science 101 course in college which she describes as “the hardest, but most rewarding class I ever took.” A morning person by nature, she dreams of one day being a solo e-commerce entrepreneur, and she just spent three weeks building a community website for women business-owners to find and share the financial resources they need to grow their business.

Erin’s advice for the Women Who Code community: “Test early, test often!”

In her own words, “I love that essentially software is made by people, for people, and what you work on as a developer often touches many, many people.”

https://github.com/erinmorrissey
https://twitter.com/erinmorrissey

Released

We've done a lot of great work this week to improve the job board and add some features that will improve the user experience while also giving us more data points. One of our major initiatives in this sprint has been to smooth out the scheduling process by closing some issues, and then building it out so that local jobs show up on relevant Network pages. We've also developed a system to allow for customer creation from one time purchase actions.

In addition we have updated the job board receipt copy with better contact information, added an edit job link to the user dashboard, and updated the sites terms of service.

Now we have a CONTRIBUTING to more accurately communicate our guidelines and workflow.

pulse 12-12-16

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 core-team@womenwhocode.com with your github username to get started. It's built in Ruby on Rails + React + Postgresql.

In The Works

We've have some exciting updates coming up over the next few weeks! We are currently instituting a system where we can record what users are searching for on the job board. We feel that will give us some great data points that we can use to make the experience even better. We are also building a 'perks' system that will give us greater flexibility when incentivizing job post plans.

Thank you for all your support as we continue to make womenwhocode.com the place we go to reach the careers we want.

Applauds!
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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 core-team@womenwhocode.com, we would love to hear from you.


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