04-24-2018 11:32 AM
04-24-2018 11:32 AM
Are you interested in helping support women ITPros, and support women moving into community leadership roles in the ITPro community? We're starting a virtual User Group for ITPro Women.
There are lots of organizations that want to help women code, but we want to focus more on women who keep the code running, doing work like:
We also want to include women who work in other aspects of information technology aimed at keeping clients and servers up and running, like
We'll welcome anyone of any gender who wants to participate in a safe space to talk about the challenges women face in a field with a lack of gender diversity. The goals are to network, support women learning technical and professional skills, and help women find mentors.
If you're interested in participating, reply to this post and tell me:
If there's interest, I'll pick a time and post the information here for our first virtual meeting.
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Please spread the word!
05-01-2018 11:08 AM
05-02-2018 05:19 PM
Hi, @Lori Witzel
The question about motivating people is interesting. I don't know if there's any research on that. I know for me, I'm one of those odd people who really enjoy taking surveys and doing User Research studies, so I don't care if there's a gratuity in any form - I just want my opinion heard! If it's a long or complicated survey, though, I think it can help if there's a specific motivation for completing the survey. I just don't know if a personal or altruistic reward would be more motivating. Probably depends on the person. It would be cool if you could do some A/B testing on it!
05-02-2018 05:51 PM
I have posted the invite information for the first meeting!
Please tweet/blog/share with anyone you know who might be interested.
And if this time/day doesn't work for you, we'll have others. Keep "voting" by including your preferred times and time zones.
Thanks all for your interest!
05-03-2018 10:51 AM
Me too, @ShonaBang! I figure it's an experiment. We'll probably have to try a few things and a few times before we hit on something that works for most. And maybe we'll spawn other groups for more specialized interests or other time zones. But we'll start here and see what happens! :D
05-04-2018 09:18 AM
05-09-2018 07:27 AM
I love the idea. I'm on the East Coast, Friday afternoons are usually the best time for me but I am pretty flexible.
05-09-2018 03:13 PM
Hi, @Tony Richards, I hope you can join us for the first one, Friday May 18 - details here!
05-12-2018 07:38 AM
Dear Ms. Moya:
I am interested in joining your virtual user group for IT Pros.
I am a front-end web developer in-training. I also write about secure coding, cybersecurity and related topics for BugHeist, a software and hardware bug reporting and remediation website.
Ideally, I am interested in coordinating virtual meetings from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Thank you so much for your time and consideration.
05-12-2018 01:34 PM
Ms. @Tara Williams, I am pleased to meet you! Our first meeting is scheduled a bit outside your ideal window, but I've added it to the list of responses to consider when we schedule the next one. If you haven't seen it yet, the invite is here
I'll definitely post notes from the meeting for anyone who can't make it. Keep watching this community page for note and info on next steps.
Thanks so much for your interest!
05-12-2018 01:39 PM
Hi, @Julie Pedraza, we'd be happy to have you join us! The Skype info for the first meeting is here
And we'll post news and events in this TechCommunity.
05-14-2018 12:49 PM
We're getting close! Clear your calendar for this Friday, May 18 for the time below, if you can! Please continue to get the word out.
The goals for the first meeting are:
Here's where you can get the Skype info and a meeting invite for your calendar
Here are the relative times for everyone who chimed in. I'll post notes for anyone who can't make it!
New York City
Saturday 12:30 am/00:30
Saturday, 5 am/05:00
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