05

Oct

Who Run The World?

30

Sep

27

Sep

Celebrate Ada Lovelace Day

    

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) is widely believed to be the world’s first computer programmer. The only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron and Annabella Milbanke, young Ada followed in her mother’s footsteps and began studying math, which was quite uncommon for a lady in that time. Ada’s notes (which were longer than the actual book!) on a translation of The Analytic Engine by Luigi Menabrea, an Italian engineer, showed a profound understanding programming analytics, even deeper that the ideas of the original author. She saw beyond the document she was assigned to translate, realizing that what would eventually be called the computer could have a use outside of mathematical calculations. Though the engine was not completed in her lifetime, Ada’s notes on the first algorithm to be used on a computer set the stage for the technological systems we all are accustomed to today. Of course there were some haters but Ada’s contributions to modern computing are celebrated each year on Ada Lovelace Day.

If you are in the London area don’t miss Finding Ada  and The Women’s Engineering Society’s event on October 16th, and join in Wikipedia’s Edit-A-Thon in person or online, which will boost the Wiki pages of several  leading ladies in STEM.

Malikah Kelly is an e-commerce and digital communications pro and Digital Girls Club contributer currently based in Milan, Italy.

24

Sep

Every digital girl needs to rock a few of these paraphernalia in order to remain dashing in their post-2.0 styling game.

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Multicolour Pretty Laptop Case with arrow print and signature stitching throughout.
2. Dodo Case crafted with traditional bookbinding techniques using Moroccan cloth.
3. Bulavkus USB Flashdisk with Pin
4. Gold Bar USB 2GB

Every digital girl needs to rock a few of these paraphernalia in order to remain dashing in their post-2.0 styling game.

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Multicolour Pretty Laptop Case with arrow print and signature stitching throughout.
2. Dodo Case crafted with traditional bookbinding techniques using Moroccan cloth.
3. Bulavkus USB Flashdisk with Pin
4. Gold Bar USB 2GB

11

Sep

Google’s Fashion Moment

New York Fashion Week is underfoot and one of the most buzzed about shows so far was Diane von Furstenberg, not just because she is one of the most influential women in fashion who turned out yet another stellar collection. The most talked about accessory of the show was the quirky glasses donned by each model, which marked the first public appearance of Google Glass (not glasses, just Glass).

The new augmented reality glasses were specially designed to compliment each runway look.The Google Glass is like a pair of digital eyeglasses with augmented reality features that lets the wearer take photos, record video, check their calendar and connect to the internet to name a few.

Augmented reality headpieces have been in development for some time, but this pair is by far the most fashion friendly thanks to its minimalistic design. And we all know fashion loves a quirky accessory and style challenge, which will surely lead to many fashion personalities giving these a test drive.

So what do you think about this wearable technology? Could it become as indispensible as your smart phone or is it just too distracting and possibly dangerous?




Malikah Kelly is an e-commerce and digital communications pro and Digital Girls Club contributer currently based in Milan, Italy.

10

Aug

NY vs SF for Digital Girls

            

While the Bay Area has been the main tech hub of the US for decades, New York city’s tech scene has been gaining momentum, becoming a formidable player in the technology landscape. For Digital Girls torn between launching their careers in tech on the East or West coast here a few key points to consider.

Culture

While the San Francisco tech scene can be heavy on “bro culture” a factor that can be intimidating to most women entering the field, the New York scene is all about the bottom line – revenue. Wall Street has long reigned supreme, and that influence certainly affects the city’s tech scene. New York is definitely a haven for the high intensity Type A personality so if that describes you fitting in will be a cinch.

Scene

The city’s other top industries are fashion and media, and that definitely informs the kind of work available. While you may find a wide range of startups and tech companies in the Bay Area, if you were hoping to add a particular edge to your work in tech, New York is the best place for blending interest in digital with work in the city’s other popular fields. Noted fashion-tech companies include Gilt Groupe, Moda Operandi, Rent the Runway and Fashinvest, all with New York headquarters.

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08

Aug

Amy Jo Martin on innovation in social media and how she became “Digital Royalty”

06

Aug

41 Female Founders That Every Entrepeneur Should Know

26

Jul

A look at Rachel Skylar founder of Change the Ratio on being a woman in tech and how to change the systems that keep us out or limit advancement in the field.

16

Jul

"Love the first ten speakers -- all brilliant, inspiring figures in the tech world. Oh, they are all women? I hardly even noticed; their qualifications are overwhelming."

changetheratio:

Love that comment from Quincy Apparel founder Christina Wallace on this post from Paddy Cosgrave. Backstory

Too often I get asked: where are the female entrepreneurs in tech? It’s a very valid question because the answer is: There simply aren’t as many compared to men, and in particular at the highest levels. But, and this is important, things are changing, and changing fast. Now more than ever there are incredible female entrepreneurs in tech, and that number is growing and growing fast, in particular at an early stage.

And so, inspired by the suggestion of Faye, my wonderful fiance, we’re announcing 10 incredible female tech entrepreneurs on day one and no men. Yes we’ve got hundreds of more speakers to announce over the coming months, and yes they are mostly men, who have or are building incredible tech companies. But we hope this says something.

It does. Peep the speakers here! Or scan the list below:

Jen O’Neal - Tripping

Cindy Gallop - If We Ran The World

Deborah Berebichez - The Science of Everyday Life

Yulia Mitrovich - Svyaznoy Group

Shauna Mei - AHAlife.com

Eva Ho - Factual

Silje Vallestad - Bipper

Soraya Dorabi - Foodspotting

Alexandra Chong - Luluvise

Alexia Tsotsis - TechCrunch