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http://traffic.libsyn.com/sedaily/Accessibility_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download “But the bottom line is, accessibility is actually a challenge for coders, and I’ve yet to meet a coder that doesn’t like a good challenge.” Disabled individuals account for over a billion people worldwide. This represents the world’s largest minority on the Web, with $220 billion in discretionary spending power in the United States alone. Yet, the accessible web is more than a
“This is a group of people who largely have been told their entire life that they’re failures – we’re going in and we’re saying ‘Hey this is just about the most complex thing that humanity has ever done, why don’t you give it a try?’ ”
“Software engineering projects don’t fail because of a lack of technical ability, they fail because of a lack of communication.”
“There was a need to create a space where mothers felt welcome, because our challenges – they’re very different from people who are learning who don’t have these types of caregiving responsibilities.”
ChickTech is a nonprofit focused on getting and keeping women in tech. ChickTech: High School builds girls’ confidence, teaches them vital skills, and introduces them to a wide range of technological interests, from robotics to game design to programming.
Janice Levenhagen is the Founder and Executive Director of ChickTech.
Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners provide an opportunity for women to connect and learn from each other. Well-known tech companies of Silicon Valley sponsor the next generation of female software engineers emerging from these dinners.
Sukrutha Bhadouria is a software engineer at Salesforce and the Managing Director of Bay Area Girl Geek Dinners.
Changing your occupation to a software engineer is easier today than ever before.
Former Andreesen-Horowitz partner Preethi Kasireddy saw excited software engineers coming through the doors every day, pitching their ideas. This was her impetus to take the leap and make the career switch to software engineering.
Apptimize provides mobile A/B testing and updates that bypass app store approval walls. Businesses can make changes to apps using Apptimize’s powerful and friendly editor, and free up developers’ time for more impactful work.
Nancy Hua is the Founder and CEO of Apptimize. She worked in high-frequency trading prior to starting a company.
This is the first show of Women in Tech Week, where we will discuss the inequalities women in tech face, and see what solutions may exist for this problem.
Software Engineering Daily is hosting a week of interviews with women in technology roles. Wogrammer states: As software engineers, we get asked a lot about what it’s like to be a woman in tech. Are there any horror stories? Have we experienced sexism in school or at work? We would much rather be asked about our technical accomplishments and the technology we’ve built. Software Engineering Daily will focus on the successes