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Gender biases in Google Translate

Google Translate, the go-to reference when it comes to translating words online, relies on artificial intelligence to suggest translations and lets users suggest improved translations for words and sentences. According to Wikipedia, Google Translate helps over 500 million people translate more than 100 billion words - every day. In this post, I explain what's behind…

The tokenism of women in technology and 7 things companies can do about it

In order to boost the figures about women participation in the technology industry some organizations have started campaigns that tokenize women in the industry and pay little favour to the #womenintech movement. This post explains what this tokenism is about and gives 7 examples of things organizations can do about it. Wikipedia says: Tokenism is the…

Why are there no more women in tech and what can we do to attract them to the industry?

I travelled to Cordoba to organise a Rails Girls workshop at the coworking space cosfera. This event had as a goal to let women with no previous programming experience make their own project using ruby on rails with the help of a tutorial and local mentors. We took this chance to join the education community…

INTERVIEW WITH ELLEN KöNIG

Ellen König is a full-time web developer, information junkie and part-time psychology student. She is about to give her career a change of direction and will join Soundcloud soon as an insight engineer in October. We met at Mrgn and I saw her speaking at eurucamp a few days later. She was bold and inspiring, so I did my fan thing and asked her for an interview.

Interview with Sabine Geithner

Sabine Geithner is an iOS developer in the making. We met two years ago, when I moved to Berlin and we were both part of the Rails Girls Berlin organisers. She is currently finishing an internship at nxtbgthng, an iOS development agency, where she worked on an app for Berliner Philharmonie - the Digital Concert…

Tech Conferences: Women welcome and wanted

GOTO is a conference for software developers that happens in different locations, including Berlin. It features some of the industry's best speakers, practitioners and trainers and it covers topics such as agile development, UX, mobile, APIs, or product management. co.up sponsors some of the GOTO team activities, so I had access to a free ticket.…

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