Garage48 Pärnu through the eyes of a wannabe designer

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Low and behold, this time I’m writing on my own experience as a designer that participated in an event we promoted here as well earlier – Garage48 Pärnu start-up weekend. This time I managed to collect the random yet enthusiastic pieces of my courage together and finally registered for an event that changed my perception of engineering and innovation related events.

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Women engineers can give it a go at Garage48 Pärnu

Have you heard about Garage48 Start-up weekends? People are often afraid to start their own project or business. Common problems include lack of know-how and co-founders, lack of money, unknown risks etc. Garage48 was created to change that mindset and show that it’s all about positive “let’s do it” attitude, creative team members and a motivating deadline. Less talk, more action!

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CODESS comes to Tallinn again


On 24th of September Codess comes to Tallinn again for the second time. To help support the increase of diversity in the field of engineering, Skype are spending this lovely autumn evening with female IT specialists from various locations. We are all about celebrating success here at Skype and part of diversity is to celebrate success so let’s celebrate! Further information about the speakers available at our events page.

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The art of making choices


In our everyday life we have to make choices that affect us profoundly – be it then the the way how we drink tea, the time we wake up every morning, the place we call home, the place where we go to work every day and the people that we communicate with and have relationships with in our life.

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CODESS comes to Prague tonight

Codess comes to Prague tonight for our second-ever event. To help support the increase of diversity in the field of engineering, Skype are spending this lovely summer evening with female IT specialists from all over Prague. We are all about celebrating success here at Skype and part of diversity is to celebrate success so let’s celebrate!

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The first programmer was a woman?


Have you heard, that the first programmer was a woman – Ada Lovelace? Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. The Analytical Engine was a proposed mechanical general-purpose computer designed by English mathematician Charles Babbage.

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Codess speaks to Ewa Czekalska


My current role is a Lead Software Development Engineer in Test for Xbox within Skype. I have been at Skype for around 8 years. My main responsibilities include defining test strategy, test policy, managing general testing and related tools/infrastructure, people management, planning/managing outsource testing resources, acting as a coach for testing in SCRUM and advocate proactive testing practices to SCRUM teams.

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Tech Sisters + Rails Girls = ?


Remember that time when I told you that I’ll be working on that “not knowing how to cut code” thing? Well I did. Rails Girls Tallinn (#3 already) was a two day programming workshop for girls and women that want to get started with tech and it took place in 26-27 of April in Tallinn Garage48 HUB – a community led coworking space and was organized by a local community called Tech Sisters in collaboration with Rails Girls.

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Ever heard about Rails Girls?


Neither had I until they started organizing Ruby on Rails coding events for women in Tallinn together with a local community called Tech Sisters and stirred up the local tech scene. They’ve been around Tallinn already 3 times and if the good feedback continues to flow in will be around here at least once more.

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Codess comes to Prague - June 20th


To continue the success of our initial Codess event in Tallinn, come join us for our first ever CODESS in Prague- an engineering forum for women in Czech Republic, sponsored by Skype. Gender diversity in the field of engineering continues to draw international attention. For a long time, engineering has been perceived as a male area and women active in these areas are often treated as exceptions. We feel women need a voice too.

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Microsoft names Corporate Vice President Amy Hood as new Microsoft Chief Financial Officer

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REDMOND, Wash. — May 8, 2013 — Microsoft Corp. today announced that Amy Hood was named Microsoft chief financial officer, succeeding outgoing CFO Peter Klein who will remain at Microsoft through the end of June to ensure a smooth transition. Hood becomes CFO effective immediately…

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Celebrating the Women of Xbox


Sharing an effort the Internet Explorer team took on to create a YouTube channel and highlight the women in Xbox. See the full series of five clips the team released weekly over the past month, and gives a perspective of the range of roles, background, experiences and interests highlighted.

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Codess speaks to Trang Ho


Trang is the Server Software Director at Lift London, Microsoft Studios. Codess caught up with her to find out more about her thoughts on female diversity within engineering.

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Hello, World! – Is anybody out there?


Isn't it ironical that the first program that most programming languages start with is the program that displays this little word combination of: Hello World! At the same time when you think about it, it’s also the most suitable word combination, as learning to code really does open up the opportunities in life and helps you say “hello” to the World in your own unique way!

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How I succeeded as a woman in engineering: Cassandra Cole at TEDxUW

She’s definitely not your typical woman in engineering, instead she’s a model, a dancer, a designer, a mechanical engineering student and team lead of the Waterloo formula motorsports team all at once and has been going great at it. Against all odds, even medical ones, she took upon herself to create a bucket list for herself to approach life like a motorcycle, going all out and do whatever life throws at her feet.

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How it all happened: Codessin Tallinn!

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Our mission with Codess is to support the increase of diversity in the engineering field. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” ~Francis of Assisi. With that said, we felt that it is important to have a forum for women to share their personal experiences in climbing the engineering career ladder, giving advice on what knowledge they have gained through their experiences and to learn from one another.

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