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05.02.2017

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Issue 67

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.

Released

This has been a big week for the WWCode Core-Team. We've started implementing a major structural change to our entire system, that will fundamentally improve the capabilities of our product. This is something that has been in the works for months now, and we're finally getting to unveil it.

The main component of the project has been affectionately named Zuul, for the obvious Ghostbusters reference. Basically what this does is allows us to take the space that is our github repository, and multiply it infinitely, so that multiple users can all have their own operating areas, along with the ability to share or not using api's.

This is a huge step towards letting our users build features in a smaller way, while choosing what is public, and what is private. One of our eventual aspirations s to allow this to be the source of future Women Who Code hackathons where all participants will be able to work with a common and consistent framework.

It's also more in line with the Women Who Code way of doing things as it allows many working components to achieve synergy at different scales and methods.

In line with these changes were some updates to the member features themselves including redirecting non authorized users to the login in form, and an update to copy across the site reflecting the new emphasis on membership.

In addition we did some graphic work, completing a design project for the back of the CONNECT 2017 buttons (which was a huge success!) and adding Sandhya Sridharanm, Senior Director of Engineering at VMWareto the About page as a part of the Women Who Code Board of Advisors.

And in the middle of all of that we upgraded from rails (4.2.6) and its dependencies to the newest patch available to avoid security vulnerabilities. What a week! And so much more to come!

pulse 5-1-17

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.

Applauds!

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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