Me and my co-volunteers have been working our little hearts out on this big networking event Wednesday. So check it out- the CANWOW party at the Bubble Lounge Wednesday 5:30-8pm. Email email@example.com if you want free admittance.
If you’re a woman in tech and you’re looking for a job, or just wondering what’s out there, come by- you will meet a bunch of cool people, and network with some of the top companies in the area looking for talent. There is so much talk lately about women in tech, it seems- from Joyce’s article “A Modest Proposal” (more response here) to the Girls in Tech party last week. Women2.0 has started up- and fills a real need, I think, in the South Bay and with younger women. It’s exciting that so much is going on! After being part of SF WoW for so long, it’s a real vindication seeing all of this press — I look forward to hearing about all of the cool mash-ups, opportunities, and ventures that spring out of this rejuvenation.
SF WoW has been instrumental in my success as a contractor in the local bay area, so I’m still in the ‘giving back’ mode. Also, a ton of my friends are in it :) As I conducted the interviews for the series (password: “canwow”), I appreciated the twisted path that some took to where they are now. Some have never known that programming was what they wanted to do – and they found it by strange circumstance. I always find this community very interesting, basically. It’s been rewarding contacting winners from our Top25 Women on the Web events of yore, too. They are up to some neat stuff- we will post that info soon.