This past week we [me, Phil, Heidi + Doc] put on the Internet Identity Workshop. It was amazing.
There is a new project / company forming and they are very keen to have women programmers/developers in the first wave of hires. They are also committed to cultural diversity.
Since they are developing in a new language – you don’t need to have experience in “it” – you just need to have talent and the ability to learn new things.
I asked them for a list of potentially helpful per-requisites:
- Some experience with ruby on rails
- Some experience with JSON
- Some experience with XML
- Some experience with HTML5
- Some experience with semantic data modeling
- Some understanding of the ideas related to the semantic web and giant global graphs
If you are reading the list and thinking – I don’t have “all” of those qualifications…then read this before you decide not to reach out to learn more – The Confidence Gap from this month’s Atlantic. TL:DR “Remember that women only apply if they have 100% of the jobs qualifications, but men apply with 60%!”
Please be in touch with me if you are interested. I will connect you with them this week.
Kaliya [at] identitywoman [dot] net