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What happens when two tech companies host a workshop for women?

First, you prove that the pipeline problem isn’t as dire as people like to point out. Yeah, we needed a bigger room because over 90 women in the Seattle area signed up for PowerToFly’s workshop to learn to code for Amazon Alexa on Monday.


Below are some photos from the all day event. Scroll through them — but first check out our latest job openings with companies that value gender diversity and inclusion here:

Ladies gather to hear about PowerToFly and how they’re going to learn how to code three skills to go into the Amazon app store.

Paul Cutsinger from Amazon (photo below) taught the hands-on bootcamp.

Want to be the first to find out about our upcoming free coding workshops? Sign up at PowerToFly, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and we’ll keep you updated. Hope to see you at the next one!

Teach them young! Our Head of Customer Success brought her son all the way from DC to help set up the event.

Our Chief Dream Maverick Rachel Valdez takes one of her signature selfies with some of the opening instructions.

Once again (and worth repeating)…. Want to be the first to find out about our upcoming free coding workshops? Sign up at PowerToFly, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn and we’ll keep you updated.

Chainalysis Inc.

What’s It Like to Work in Cybercrime? An Inside Look with Jen Hicks of Chainalysis

Do you know how terrorist attacks are stopped?

Military intervention is certainly one way, but Jen Hicks prefers another.

"I really, really believe that the key to preventing terrorist attacks is by cutting off their finances," explains Jen, a senior cybercrime investigator at cryptocurrency compliance and investigation firm Chainalysis.

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Quip

9 Tips for Hosting a Successful, Collaborative Hackathon, from Quip

A company that is built around offering modern collaboration software needs to believe in the power of bringing people together.

Luckily, that's just what Quip is all about.

Their annual three-day hackathon Quiprupt is an example of what collaboration looks like not just as a product offering but also as a core tenet of company culture. We asked participants from Quiprupt 2021 to tell us about their experience coming together to ship cool stuff—and how Quip's culture sets them up to be able to find meaningful work while building better products.

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Career Advice

Fostering Collaboration and Innovation in a Fast-Paced Environment

Insight from YouGov's Victoria Ganusceac

Victoria Ganusceac knew she wanted to be a product manager, but the HR manager at the company where she was working at the time wasn't on board.

Not immediately, anyways.

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How I Took Action Against Anti-Asian Racism– At Work and In My Personal Life

If you've been paying attention to the news recently, you likely have noticed a sharp rise in Anti-Asian racism. Members of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities have been vocal in bringing awareness to the heightened racial discrimination they have faced since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, in some cases, have had tragic consequences.

If you are not a member of the Asian-American community, you might feel powerless– as if you have no say in the matter. It's easy to believe that your actions aren't effective and cannot lend support to your colleagues and friends from the Asian-American community. But that is not the case– in reality, there are a number of actions you can take against Asian hate that can have real impact, in both your professional and personal life.

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