Women’s Web App Workshop at HubSpot
Saturday, March 30 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pmFree
Studying computer science teaches you tons about the world of programming. But you don’t always have the chance to build something real between classes, clubs, and your busy life. So how can you get a living, breathing project on your resume? How can you ship something that will set you apart in the interview process for your first job or internship?
You can spend Saturday, March 30th with us building your first web app, that’s how! We’ll be combining instruction with hands-on building time, learning the ins and outs of Github, Heroku, and node.js. You’ll leave with a working application and the confidence and resources to keep building more.
This workshop is targeted towards women (and non-binary folks) studying Computer Science, since we believe in the value of women-led spaces in tech. Want to learn more? Visit https://webappworkshop.hubspot.com/.
10:30 am – 11:15 am: Arrive & Check-In
Register, grab some swag and get ready for the workshop.
11:15 am – 11:45 am: Welcome, Intro, & Theory introduction
Learn the background and mission of the workshop, and an introduction to what we’ll be covering in the workshop. We’ll make sure our laptops are set up and ready to go to begin the workshop.
11:45 am – 12:45 pm: All About that Base
Get up and running with the Base Web App. At this stage, you will be able to run a web app locally and also deploy it to Heroku.
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch
Grab some food (provided by HubSpot), drinks, and mingle!
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Choose Your Own Adventure
We have both an entry level and more experienced groups available. We’ll have recruiters on hand to take a look at your resume and help you figure out how to polish it up, as well as share tips for how to stand out in a job application.
Getting to our office
It’s most convenient to get here by public transportation. Hubspot’s office is next to Lechmere station on the Green Line, and a 10-15 minute walk from the Community College stop on the Orange Line and the Kendall Square stop on the Red Line.
When you arrive at 2 Canal Park, head to the building entrance that faces the Cambridgeside Mall and the canal (not the one on First St). You’ll see a HubSpot sign over a courtyard — that’s how you’ll know you’re in the right place. Come in the door under the sign and we’ll be there to greet you!
Do I need to bring my ticket to the workshop?
Nope! No need, you’ll be on the list.
Who will benefit most from this event?
This event is designed for women and non-binary folks who are undergraduate computer science students interested in adding side projects to their resume to boost their chances of landing an internship or graduate positions. The content of the workshop is particularly useful for the students earlier on in their studies, who don’t have much experience with building web applications.
What should I bring with me?
All you need is a laptop and charger.
Do I need to attend for the full day?
Yes. If you sign up, please plan to be at the event from 11 AM to 3:30 PM. (Of course, we understand if you cannot stay all afternoon, but there are valuable sessions throughout the day we’d hate for you to miss!)
Do I have to submit my resume?
No. But, if you’d like to get personalized feedback and suggestions for how to improve your resume, please bring it to the event.
I’ve attended the workshop before. Can I attend again?
Yes, you are more than welcome! Keep in mind though, if you did attend our last workshop that the content will be the same — we thought you might want to know.
Who should I contact if I have questions?
If you have questions not answered here, please reach out to glanza [at] hubspot.com.
We developed the Women’s Web App Workshop four years ago, after realizing that many women applicants didn’t have as many projects on their resumes as their male counterparts. We realized that it was because the men were getting their experience from hackathons — which can often be unwelcoming to women. So we decided to change that, and build a workshop that teaches the basics of building an application in a women-centered environment. Our team consists of engineers from different backgrounds and educations, but we all know that building your first application and preparing a coding portfolio is a challenging task. That’s why we want to help you with this by sharing our knowledge and experience, and more importantly, our passion for the work we do every day as a software engineers.
HubSpot is on a mission to help millions of organizations grow better. Over 50,000 customers in more than 100+ countries use HubSpot’s inbound marketing, sales, and services software to attract new prospects and build relationships with customers. Consistently ranked a top place to work worldwide, HubSpot has an award-winning culture driven by transparency, autonomy, and remarkable people. Founded in 2006 in Cambridge Massachusetts, HubSpot currently has offices in the U.S., Ireland, Australia, Singapore, Japan, Germany, Colombia, and France. See more at product.hubspot.com.
- Saturday, March 30
- 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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- Classes & Workshops
- 2 Canal Park
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