Yesterday, I attended the Code(Her) Conference 2016 in Washington, D.C. and had an awesome time connecting with women in the local tech industry. I found out about the conference through Hear Me Code, a community of hundreds of women in tech learning and growing together, and got my friends Alex and Rachael to join me.

Jenny and friends at the Code Her Conference 2016
Alex, Rachael and me at Code(Her).

It was a pretty jam-packed day full of workshops, panels and networking sessions. In the morning, we heard from DC’s chief technology officer, Archana Vemulapalli, before breaking into smaller sessions. I attended three workshops:

  • Yes, You Need a Portfolio! (by Shannon Turner of Hear Me Code)
  • Creating Harmony with UX and Content Strategy (by Kate Henderson and Lindsay Zoeller of Chief)
  • APIs for Journalists and Other Curious Humans (by Rachel Shorey of The New York Times)

Here are my notes from the conference:

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Check out some presentation slides from the day:

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