About This Event

According to a Department of Labor Current Population Survey, only 34% of all web developers are women. It’s time to change those statistics. Entry level junior developers earn an average of $50,000-70,000 per year, and often have flexibility to work from home. We want women all over the world to take advantage of these industry benefits.

In an effort to get more women interested in coding and empowered to pursue the work they love General Assembly is partnering with several organizations to host a night of coding and fellowship.

Come hear a quick panel of a few of our favorite female developers tell how they got in the industry, what the day to day looks like, which language to learn and then try your hand at writing your first line of code! Do you have what it takes?

We think you do!

About the Mentors

Jens Nielsen, Co-Founder, WeDoBigIdeas

Jens is a hybrid-developer with a background in both development and design. He has lead multinational and multicultural teams on digital projects for New World Development, Chow Tai Fook and South China Morning Post. He has also taught Global Software Development at Peking University and The IT University of Copenhagen.

Jens is also a co-founder of WeDoBigIdeas, a startup focusing on The Internet of Things.

Jaclyn Tsui, Co-Founder, Altitude Labs

Jaclyn Tsui is a cofounder at Altitude Labs, Asia's premier agile software development firm providing technology services, UI/UX and product design consulting for venture backed to Fortune 500 companies. Altitude Labs creates transformative products by solving complex data and engineering problems and marrying user experience with business goals.

The firm is experienced in building memorable web and mobile apps, e-commerce portals and data science solutions. Its client portfolio includes some of Asia and America's largest companies servicing over 100 million users.

Fionna Chan, Front-End Web Developer, EF Education First

Fionna built her first website at the age of 8 when IE ruled the Internet, and when GeoCities was the most popular free hosting site. She is now a Front-End Web Developer at EF Education First, happily coding HTML, CSS and JavaScript at work. Prior to joining EF, she worked in a digital marketing agency where she delivered online campaigns and websites for IKEA, L’OCCITANE, Kiehl’s, Colgate, etc. Being a girl in tech, she is eager to break the stereotype that only men can be good developers or programmers.

Fiona Cheung, Web Development Immersive Alumni, General Assembly

Fiona had her first encounter with programming in secondary school and had since been fascinated by its endless possibilities. After graduating from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a major in Hotel and Tourism Management, Fiona took the 3-month Web Development Immersive course in General Assembly Hong Kong to pursue her dream of become a developer. She have worked on both solo and group web application projects including Journey, a travel itinerary planning app; Spoonfeed, a sleek RSS reader; and SimplyHome, a real estate agent-renter matching app.

(This event is organized by General Assembly Hong Kong

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Event Timeline
Thu Sep 22, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:20 PM HKT
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Venue Address
4th Floor, Cheung Hing Industrial Building, 12P Smithfield Road, Kennedy Town Hong Kong