Happy New Year!
Happy week :D !!!
Today I am writing to announce my newest project, that I have been working with my sister-in-law: Devas in tech!
Devas is an online community for women starting in tech.
Our goal is to be a safe space for code newbies to get advice, support and motivation.
While our main language will be English, we will have a Portuguese chat, since both me and Karol (SIL) are Brazilians.
Easy. I am a code newbie myself and a woman lol
And sometimes I just feel like it would be nice to have a space to talk with other girls about tech, ask advice or just vent really.
Also, we all know that tech is an industry that needs more women! So supporting those little code babies like myself is a way to make sure they don't give up and stay motivated as they go.
Portuguese is a language that put genders in every word. So Devas is a play in Devs, making it female.
We wanted a fun and sort name, that would sound cool in English and Portuguese.
Also, if you just google the word Deva you will find out in Deva is also a name of Divinities in Indian religious, but I won't go into that (but please comment if you are Indian and can teach me more).
Every women in tech!
While our goal is to support and motivated ladies getting started in tech, the experience of senior devas is welcome!
Right now we are just a Slack community, but we plan in being an online resource and share on our website tips and material to support code newbies.
If you liked the idea and would like to join please visit our website and sign-up: https://www.devas.tech/
And follow us on twitter pleaaaaase?
Can't wait to e-meet you :)
Have a great week !