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Issue 69

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 week we've been working on updates, new features, and expanded capabilities for WomenWhoCode.com.

On the back end, we made the admin dashboard more accessible by allowing Directors to see it even if they have not yet completed a profile. We also added a random session id to all user-id's so that a particular instance of a user can be logged out.

One major change that most users probably won't notice is that we switched the CDN that we are using to serve up images and other assets, and did work to ensure that everything was switched over and up to date with that change.

On the design side, we made some updates to the about page, and removed a redundant link that was in the footer. We also added an optional Table of Contents feature to static pages such as the FAQ's.

Finally we implemented a small security fix in the job post descriptions box, limiting the type of code that can be rendered there to prevent malicious scripts from being entered into user generated fields.

pulse 5-15-17

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 Sarrah Vesselov of WWCode Tampa

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

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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 coreteam@womenwhocode.com, we would love to hear from you.

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