WWCONNECT2016 in Seattle
Computer literacy is becoming essential than ever in a recent development of technology. At work, I find myself feeling incapable because I don’t understand Ruby, SQL and data analysis. I’ve been feeling of necessity of learning how our app works so I can talk to our developers and find a solution. One of my colleague have told me “Everyone should learn how to code.” Working at a small office, I know that it’d help a lot if everyone could jump in on a repo and fix issues, and create and discuss new features based on coding knowledge (not just an idea off course from capability of our system).
Then at home, as I sit down winding on a couch, CEO of Girls who code was talking on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah about their mission to teach girls to code and touted about their success stories. I’ve seen more and more of the message of importance of coding skill.
OK, so I need to learn how to code.
So, what do I do? As I was searching on the web and found the Women who code having an event in Seattle. I wasn’t sure if this is the right place for somebody who just started learning to code. I’ve been teaching myself basic free online courses for a couple of months. I really wanted to see if this is something I can do it and enjoy it. I wanted to see women working in the field, their success and their struggle and all. And I found WWCode created this worldwide community and it is growing strong. I thought this will be a great opportunity to learn. So, I signed up WWCONNECT2016 held in Seattle on Mar 19-20.
I’m glad I flew to Seattle (on March, yeah, I was advised it’s not the best season to go there but I found the weather was soothing and I liked it.) As I got there at the venue, there was a sense of support, encouragement and motivation in a room.
Here’s what I learned at WWCONNECT2016 conference.