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Issue 86

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 different product areas including the Job Board and About Us page while pushing updated features to live and resolving several minor errors.

On the job board, we consolidated links on the job cards, and added an arrow to signify a link to the #jobshow page, in order to resolve an issue where it was unclear which parts of the job cards on the Jobs#index page were updating search, and which were taking you to the job#show page. We also created a "success" flash message in order to better distinguish between success flash messages and error notices, fixed an issue where part of the job post/update form had a background color that was breaking it up and making it look confusing by changing that to white, and made it a requirement that companies posting to the job board include a contact email.

On the back end we added Sidekiq to perform background jobs and updated redis to make it compatible with Sidekiq. We then added send :job_confirmation_order email in the background, added Sidekiq config to the proc_file, and added Sidekiq to the dashboard. We also implemented a fix such that unsupported formats now return 406 with blank page, rather than causing a user explosion.

On the About Us page we changed the "Become a Partner" link on the Partnerships section to point to partnerships@womenwhocode.com.

We also focused some of our efforts on SEO this week. updating our metadata to improve our SEO and ensure that it aligns with current messaging, and adding dynamic images to social media posts.

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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