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How To Encourage More Brown Women To Launch Tech Startups

I am taking this StartupWeekend event as an opportunity to reply to TechCrunch’s post, Women of Color in Tech: How Can We Encourage Them?

The following blog post is written by a Brown woman and is advice to be followed by Brown women who are interested in technology, starting a company, launching a startup or being more successful in business.

A few weeks ago, TechCrunch wrote what I considered to be a “dumb” and patronizing article asking why there appeared to be so few Brown women launching tech startups.  I began writing an angry blog post but decided instead to lead with action instead of words.

I invited two Brown women, @drgoddess and @kiratiana, who I knew from Twitter and conferences to head out and join me for StarutpWeekend in San Francisco.  We had all spent time talking together at SXSW about how to launch our ideas.  Kiratiana bought her ticket, booked her flight and arrived Thursday night!  You can read the pre-event blog post Startup Weekend Hits San Francisco Again For 2011 I wrote up.

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11 Reasons Why I’m Learning Ruby On Rails

Tonight I undertake a new skill set.  Learning Ruby on Rails.  For the next two days, the Ruby On Rail Outreach Workshop For Women will be underway in San Francisco and I’m excited to be attending!

We’ll be at Pivotal Labs both days getting our environment setup and learning the basics of programming in Ruby.

I’ve picked up the book by Chris Pine, “Learn To Program” and am installing my Ruby development apps checklist now.

If you’re an experienced developer on the Ror platform, volunteers for this event and upcoming ruby trainings are welcome!

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