WOMEN WHO CODE

HONG KONG

Our mission

We are a non-profit organization, which inspires women to excel in careers in technology. We believe that innovation is driven by diversity and that the tech industry will be even better once women are no longer underrepresented.
It is a professional community for women in tech. We provide an avenue for women to pursue a career in technology, help them gain new skills and hone existing skills for professional advancement, and foster environments where networking and mentorship are valued.

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Join us on our next event :
Thursday June 18th, 2015 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
  at Wynd.


Game Development using JQuery Objects and HTML5 Canvas  
by George Papanikolaou
 

Sponsored by Wynd

Game Development using JQuery Objects and HTML5 Canvas @Wynd on June, 18th

Remember that cool game on Nokia 3310 called snake? Ohh, the memories. If you would like to see how to create this game using only Jquery and HTML5 Canvas - the state of the art current technologies used by Web Developing - attend this talk(?)/seminar.
We will be going through some of the steps needed to create this game using Jquery objects - meaning you can use that game as a module in whatever page you want. We will also cover animation issues, visual issues, input issues to go through the basics of this game creation.
Why? Because it would be fun and it will get you to know JQuery better through this fun project. Attend if you have no idea about Jquery or already a coding veteran....

George Papanikolaou

George Papanikolaou is a Software Engineer specializing in front-end and back-end web development and a video specialist holding a large set of skills in the audio-visual media production. He has worked in Athens, Amsterdam and Hong Kong and counts two TEDx speeches so far.
As for his hobbies he writes, directs and acts upon entertainment videos including the music composition and production, many of them have gone viral or awarded.
Check his website skoumas.com.

Coming soon

Bill McCord

Bill is the CTO and Co-Founder of LearnerNation, a startup providing cloud-based solutions for training and educating teams. Previously, Bill was Co-Founder and CTO of Intuitive Automata, a startup developing socially interactive robots for long-term behavior change. Bill has extensive expertise in SaaS, cloud, mobile, and desktop application development. He is an experienced software architect and a certified Scrum Master.
Prior to moving to Hong Kong, Bill was a Development Manager in Shanghai for Hanna Strategies (acquired by Autodesk in 2008) where he led their Emerging Products & Technologies group and was awarded a patent for his work on Integrated Systems Design.
Bill also provides consulting services for companies in the areas of cloud architecture, team management, and AI. Bill has a BS CS from Georgia Tech and is completing his MS CS online through their OMSCS program.

Languages

Code in any frameworks
Any level of competence - Just have fun
Current and aspiring coders are welcome.
Bring your laptop and a friend!

Events

Hacknights - Tech talks
Meet other web developers
Want to present something, don't hesitate!
Build your ideas, form a group to develop projects

Aims

We don't believe in stereotypes, we want to create a community to let all women know that there is a place for them in this industry. Everybody is welcome!

May 2015 @ Garage Society
Facebook POP animation framework for iOS in Swift - Leo Tumwattanan

May 2015 @ Garage Society
Facebook POP animation framework for iOS in Swift - Leo Tumwattanan

May 2015 @ Garage Society
Facebook POP animation framework for iOS in Swift - Leo Tumwattanan

May 2015 @ Garage Society
Facebook POP animation framework for iOS in Swift - Leo Tumwattanan

May 2015 @ Garage Society
Facebook POP animation framework for iOS in Swift - Leo Tumwattanan

May 2015 @ Garage Society
Facebook POP animation framework for iOS in Swift - Leo Tumwattanan

April 2015 @ The Hive
Funtional Programming with JS - Bart Verkoeijen

April 2015 @ The Hive
Funtional Programming with JS - Bart Verkoeijen

April 2015 @ The Hive
Funtional Programming with JS - Bart Verkoeijen

April 2015 @ The Hive
Funtional Programming with JS - Bart Verkoeijen

March 2015 @ Blueprint
Building IOS Apps with SWIFT - Simon Ng

March 2015 @ Blueprint
Building IOS Apps with SWIFT - Simon Ng

March 2015 @ Blueprint
Building IOS Apps with SWIFT - Simon Ng

March 2015 @ Blueprint
Building IOS Apps with SWIFT - Simon Ng

March 2015 @ Blueprint
Building IOS Apps with SWIFT - Simon Ng

March 2015 @ Blueprint
Building IOS Apps with SWIFT - Simon Ng

February 2015 @ Cocoon
Building a Mobile app with Ionic Framework - Kevin Bluer

February 2015 @ Cocoon
Building a Mobile app with Ionic Framework - Kevin Bluer

February 2015 @ Cocoon
Building a Mobile app with Ionic Framework - Kevin Bluer

February 2015 @ Cocoon
Building a Mobile app with Ionic Framework - Kevin Bluer

January 2015 @ Garage
Design - Jason Li

January 2015 @ Garage
Design - Jason Li

January 2015 @ Garage
Design - Jason Li

January 2015 @ Garage
Design - Jason Li

January 2015 @ Garage
Design - Jason Li

January 2015 @ Garage
Design - Jason Li

December 2014 @ Uno
Meteor - Daniel Chcouri

December 2014 @ Uno
Meteor - Daniel Chcouri

December 2014 @ Uno
Meteor - Daniel Chcouri

December 2014 @ Uno
Meteor - Daniel Chcouri

December 2014 @ Uno
Meteor - Daniel Chcouri

December 2014 @ Uno
Meteor - Daniel Chcouri

November 2014 @ Cocoon
A developer's Toolbox - Kelvin Lee

November 2014 @ Cocoon
A developer's Toolbox - Kelvin Lee

November 2014 @ Cocoon
A developer's Toolbox - Kelvin Lee

November 2014 @ Cocoon
A developer's Toolbox - Kelvin Lee

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

October 2014 @ Uno co-working
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec - Eddie Lau

September 2014 @ Cocoon
Identity Crisis (Vagrant & Ansible) - Inny So

September 2014 @ Cocoon
Identity Crisis (Vagrant & Ansible) - Inny So

September 2014 @ Cocoon
Identity Crisis (Vagrant & Ansible) - Inny So

September 2014 @ Cocoon
Introduction to Foundation - Ying Kit Yuen

September 2014 @ Cocoon
Introduction to Foundation - Ying Kit Yuen

September 2014 @ Cocoon
Introduction to Foundation - Ying Kit Yuen

September 2014 @ Cocoon
Introduction to Foundation - Ying Kit Yuen

September 2014 @ Cocoon
Introduction to Foundation - Ying Kit Yuen

July 2014 @ Wynd HK
Front End Best Pratices - Holger Bartel

July 2014 @ Wynd HK
Front End Best Pratices - Holger Bartel

July 2014 @ Wynd HK
Front End Best Pratices - Holger Bartel

July 2014 @ Wynd HK
Front End Best Pratices - Holger Bartel

July 2014 @ Wynd HK
Front End Best Pratices - Holger Bartel

July 2014 @ Wynd HK
Front End Best Pratices - Holger Bartel

June 2014 @ Wynd HK
Animations with JavaScript - Graham Milosevic

June 2014 @ Wynd HK
Animations with JavaScript - Graham Milosevic

June 2014 @ Wynd HK
Animations with JavaScript - Graham Milosevic

June 2014 @ Wynd HK
Animations with JavaScript - Graham Milosevic

June 2014 @ Wynd HK
Animations with JavaScript - Graham Milosevic

June 2014 @ Wynd HK
Animations with JavaScript - Graham Milosevic

June 2014 @ Wynd HK
Animations with JavaScript - Graham Milosevic

June 2014 @ Wynd HK
Animations with JavaScript - Graham Milosevic

June 2014 @ Wynd HK
Animations with JavaScript - Graham Milosevic

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

April 2014 @ paperclip HK
SASS: CSS on steroids - Denis Tsoi

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

March 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

February 2014 @ paperclip HK

Team

Karen Farzam Co-Founder & CEO

Co-founder at W Hub

A technology startup that connects passionate entrepreneurs with likeminded engineers, marketing guru and business experts so they can swap ideas and build a team.

Karen Farzam has been awarded Regional Winner of Talent Unleashed Awards Asia 2014 - APAC’s largest technology awards program - in the categorie Inspirational Leadership. Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak headed the judging panel.

Hailing from France, Karen Farzam moved to Hong Kong in 2010 and set her sights on the digital world. As she was brushing up on new coding languages, she realized that there were few web developer groups for womenand set up Women Who Code with Michelle Sun

She is currently working as a full-stack web developer free-lancer and also worked for one of HK successful startup on 3D printers

Michelle Sun Co-Founder

co-founder and CEO at First Code Academy

An education technology startup that teaches pre-university students how to code.

Prior to founding First Code, she held various roles in high growth startups in the Silicon Valley, including Buffer, a tool that helps people share smarter on social media and Bump Technologies (acquired by Google in 2013).

Previously, she attended the inaugural class of Hackbright Academy, an intensive program in San Francisco on software development. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she graduated from University of Chicago and began her career at Goldman Sachs.

Previous events

Facebook POP animation framework for iOS in Swift by Leo Tumwattanan
May 28th, 2015 @ Garage Society

Facebook POP animation framework for iOS in Swift Garage Society. on May, 28th
Leo Tumwattanan

Leo helped turn around a retail clothing company and taken it public. Became an in-house business consultant / photographer / film-maker / coder for Louis Vuitton.
Instructed at General Assembly. Now CTO at StoryAppy. He has the following degrees: Computer Engineering from University of Toronto.
MBA from HKUST, but thinks the best education comes from curiosity.

Practical Functional Programming with JavaScript by Bart Verkoeijen
April 15th, 2015 @ The Hive

Practical Functional Programming with JavaScript The Hive. on April, 15th

A light introduction to what functional programming is, and how you can use it in your code, with practical examples in JavaScript.
Also useful if you use other programming languages.

Bart Verkoeijen

Bart is a full-stack web developer building apps for the cloud.
Favourite technologies include Angular, TypeScript, .NET and Azure. Passionate about UX and product development.
Organises the Friday Beer Bay meetups, and helps out at other web related meetups for a better community in Hong Kong.

Developing iOS Apps with Swift by Simon Ng
March 19th, 2015 @ Blueprint

Developing iOS Apps with Swift @Blueprint on March, 19th

- A short introduction to Swift
- Play around with Swift using Playgrounds
- Creating a simple app using Xcode and Swift
- Link to presentation

Simon Ng

Simon Ng is the founder of AppCoda and the author of Beginning iOS 8 Programming with Swift.
He started off as a Java developer and held various development roles in companies such as FedEx and HSBC. He is now working almost exclusively on iOS and focuses on building educational materials for aspiring app developers.

A Hands-On Introduction to Design through Bootstrap by Jason Li
February 25th, 2014 @ Cocoon

Kevin Bluer

Kevin Bluer is an entrepreneur and developer with a blend of technical, enterprise, and early-stage startup experience. He has over 9 years development experience working with companies such as Microsoft, JP Morgan Chase, MTV Networks, Deloitte, The Economist Group, and a number of startups in both the UK and USA. bluer.com

A Hands-On Introduction to Design through Bootstrap by Jason Li
January 12th, 2014 @ Garage

Jason Li

Jason Li has worked with tech companies and startups in San Francisco, Barcelona, Beijing and Hong Kong. Past clients include Skype, Microsoft, Intel, Philips and MySpace. Over the course of his career, he has played the roles of founder-designer, creative director, consultant and wireframing peon. More details

December 10th 7:00-9:30pm, 2014 @ UNO co-working space
Meteor - the Future Web Platform by Daniel Chcouri

Meteor - the Future Web Platform

Meteor is an open-source platform for building top-quality web apps in a fraction of the time, whether you're an expert developer or just getting started.
Come and learn what makes Meteor revolutionary and learn how to start your first Meteor project.

Daniel Chcouri

Founder of Meteor Spark, a premium software development & consultancy company that specializes in the Meteor Platform.
A full stack web developer, expert in web APIs design & implementation, the Meteor platform, node.js and open source technologies. More details

November 19th 7:00-9:30pm, 2014 @ CoCoon
A developer's toolbox by Kelvin Lee

A developer's toolbox

- co-founder of Onion Creative.
- 5+ years experience implementing commercial and entreprise scale websites with CMS supportfor various businesses.
- Specialized in Drupal (CMS), Laravel and NODE JS (Web App) development.
- email: kelvinlee@onioncreative.com

October 15th 7:00-9:30pm, 2014 @ Uno co-working space
Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec by Eddie Lau

Building and testing Rails JSON API with RSpec

- co-organizer of Codeaholics HK Meetup and Hackathon. Codeaholics HK is a programming-language-agnostic local Hong Kong coder community.
- co-founder of 42 Labs. 42 Labs provides technical consultancy services for local Hong Kong startups
- recent favourite tools: Ruby on Rails and Ionic
- interested in Web, Mobile and Interaction System
- more details

September 24th, 2014 @ Cocoon
Introduction to Foundation framework Ying Kit Yuen

Introduction to Foundation framework

Check out the slides

Kit graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor and M.Phil Degree in Electronic Engineering.
He previously worked in Beansbox Studio Limited and has extensive experience working with CSS, Javascript, jQuery, PHP as well as Drupal which is the well known open sourced Content Managment System (CMS).
Currently he is working in some backend projects for Lane Crawford and teaching for General Assembly in a part-time basis. Kit is a travel lover and he completed the round island cycling in Taiwan last year.
Visit his blog to learn more about him.

Identity Crisis (Vagrant & Ansible) Inny So

Identity Crisis (Vagrant & Ansible)

An introduction of the way that we can use to automatically replicate our environment. In this talk we are going to look at two of the most popular tools - Vagrant and Ansible to achieve this.

Inny is a devops consultant working in Thoughtworks Australia (currently working in London for a project). She started off as a Java developer then become interested in continuous delivery and slowly got into devops.

Follow her on twitter.
Check her github.

Introduction to iBeacon Technology by Harry Ng
August 26th, 2014 @ the Wynd

Introduction to iBeacon Technology

Harry is a serial entrepreneur and long-time web developer. After 6 years' of doing business the hard way, he finally adopted the lean startup methodology, which has taught him how to make things work, fast and simple.
This concept has helped him win awards at various startup events around the region.
Harry speaks, teaches, organizes startup events (e.g. Rails Girls) and currently serves as cofounder of Reque.st, a company focusing on products about iBeacon and location-awareness technologies.

Front-End Best Practice by Holger Bartel
July 23, 2014 @ the Wynd

Front-End Best Practices

Check out the presentation.

Holger is a digital strategist and web designer/developer based in Hong Kong where he opened an office in 2009, after co-founding uforepublic, a design studio, in Germany in 2001.
He now mostly works as a web consultant and front end developer focusing on responsive web design, the mobile web as well as web performance and is passionate about bringing the latest in web technologies to Asia and building awareness for a future-friendly and standards-based web.
He also founded and runs the Open Device Lab HK, works as a part-time lecturer at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University's school of design, mentors for startups and speaks at conferences.
Follow him on twitter.

Animations using JavaScript by Graham Milosevic
June 19, 2014 @ the Wynd

Animations with javaScript!

Check out the presentation on github: dented/gist:952c333198157499f36f

Graham is an international developer who has lead teams and companies to success in the Digital World.
From pioneering an Online EMR system with Microsoft Partnership, building high frequency trading at Credit Suisse and building high transaction eCommerce CMS for BEECRAZY.

Introduction to Rails by Hubert Lee
May 13, 2014 @ papercliphk

Introduction to rails!

Check out the presentation on github: github.com/hube/easy_cal

Hubert Lee is a technologist, a tinkerer, and a traveler.
After moving to Hong Kong in late 2012, he joined Thought-Sauce and worked with a variety of startups, including Charitable Choice and The CloudMiner.
He has over four years of experience in developing Ruby on Rails web applications and has recently begun dabbling in developing apps for the Android platform.

SASS: CSS on steroids by Denis Tsoi
April 23rd, 2014 @ papercliphk

Learn more about the power of SASS!

Check out the slides: slides.com/denistsoi

CoFounder of Digifab.hk
Check the Community based blog here
Community Organiser for Hong Kong's HackerSpace DimSumLab
Web developer @ Makible

Contact

Join us on November 19th, 7:00-9:30pm

Come, share, meet some great coders!
Cocoon

Want to know more? We'd love to hear from you!