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Issue 65

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.


This has been a busy week, with a lot of improvements being worked on, and going live on the Women Who Code website. A lot of our efforts have been aimed towards the new member / profile / community model that we are building into the product. Some of these efforts include smoothing the migration process from old member user keys to new ones, updating the member function by changing wwcode-client to display the same url for all sign in and sign up errors, and to have consistent paths across all actions, writing a script to export user data and store it an S3 bucket, removing some methods that were no longer relevant to the function of the product, and improving the method for users to unlock accounts by adding a flash message indicator to the process.

We also increased the security of the product by implementing Redis encrypription, fixed an issue that was causing errors when users made requests to bad authentication urls, improved the search function by including Network page slug history in queries, removed the log out all users button on the admin panel, and changed the email being sent out to help job posters with next steps by removing the subscription copy and replacing it with something more general for ease of use.

This was in addition to numerous branches which were pushed from staging to master, implementing these and other improvements that we have been working on over the past few weeks.

pulse 4-17-17

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.


Technical Pro Tip

By Berta Devant of WWCode Barcelona

Read your code backwards if you are looking for a syntax/typo error.

berta devant

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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