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Notes from Code(Her) 2016

October 6, 2016

This post was adapted from Jenny Hottle's post, first published on September 18, 2016.


Yesterday, I attended the Code(Her) Conference 2016 in Washington, D.C. and had an awesome time connecting with women in the local tech industry. I found out about the conference through Hear Me Code, a community of hundreds of women in tech learning and growing together, and got my friends Alex and Rachael to join me.


It was a pretty jam-packed day full of workshops, panels and networking sessions. In the morning, we heard from DC’s chief technology officer, Archana Vemulapalli, before breaking into smaller sessions. I attended three workshops:

  • Yes, You Need a Portfolio! (by Shannon Turner of Hear Me Code)

  • Creating Harmony with UX and Content Strategy (by Kate Henderson and Lindsay Zoeller of Chief)

  • APIs for Journalists and Other Curious Humans (by Rachel Shorey of The New York Times)


Here are my notes from the conference:



Jenny Hottle is a graduate student in the University of Maryland’s Human-Computer Interaction master’s program. Armed with a undergraduate degree in journalism, she splits her time between graduate school and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in the Office of Communications. For more posts by Jenny, head over to her website

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