TechLadies Bootcamp #3 - Info Session

TechLadies Bootcamp #3 - Info Session

The TechLadies Bootcamp #3 a 12-week part-time accelerated learning program designed to help women with some basic programming background become professional programmers.

In this Info Session, you will hear about the 2 NGOs we are helping with the TechLadies Bootcamp #3 and how you can apply for the bootcamp that runs from 29 Jul - 14 Oct. Plus, you will also hear from a panel of experts on the skills you need to navigate and succeed in the tech industry, featuring our very own bootcamp grad, Clara!

Video recording of the event can be found here: https://engineers.sg/organization/techladies

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Elisha Tan

May 18, 2017
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  1. TechLadies

  2. TechLadies.co Plans for the day • 6:30pm: Registration & Dinner

    • 7:15pm: Opening • 7:25pm: Panel discussion – Navigating and succeeding in the tech industry • 8:00pm: Introduction to the coaches and projects • 8:30pm: TechLadies Bootcamp #3 application process + Q&A • 8:40pm: Closing • 8:50pm - 9:30pm: Mingle & Goodbye
  3. TechLadies.co What is the TechLadies?

  4. TechLadies.co TechLadies is a community-led initiative for women to connect,

    learn, and advance as programmers.
  5. TechLadies.co Technology is a superpower to do good

  6. TechLadies.co Technology is a superpower to do good + be

    a bridge between women and tech communities
  7. TechLadies.co Technology is a superpower to do good + be

    a bridge between women and tech communities + women-focused, not anti-men
  8. TechLadies.co TechLadies do 3 things: Community | Education | Opportunity

  9. TechLadies.co Community - Build a trusted community in Asia where

    people can find their peers in tech. - Provide a channel where women can connect through shared experiences and knowledge.
  10. TechLadies.co Education - Equip women with basic programming skills. -

    Cultivate interest and facilitate learning technical skills through online resources.
  11. TechLadies.co Opportunity - Kickstart women’s careers in the tech industry.

    - Increase the visibility of women’s impact on the tech industry.
  12. TechLadies.co TechLadies do 3 things: Community | Education | Opportunity

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  14. Panel Discussion

  15. TechLadies.co Navigating and Succeeding in Tech Ga Young Jang Solutions

    Architect Facebook SuYuen Chin CEO & Co-founder MomoCentral.com Clara Chow Jnr Software Engineer kaligo.com
  16. TechLadies Bootcamp

  17. TechLadies.co What is the TechLadies Bootcamp? • Part-time programming bootcamp

    • Designed to help women of all nationalities and career backgrounds become programmers • Learn how to code by working in teams 3, creating products for NGOs, under the guidance of industry experts • We do not provide job placements, only introductions to potential employers. 30% of graduates found software-related jobs and internships
  18. TechLadies Bootcamp #3

  19. TechLadies.co TechLadies Bootcamp Batch #3 • Ruby programming language •

    5 coaches, 2 NGOs, 2 projects • 6 participants will be selected for Batch #3 • Runs from 29 Jul - 14 Oct • 15 hours/week • 3 - 4 hours on Sat (1 - 6pm) except for 19 Aug & 16 Sep • 10+ hours of self-study during the week • $500 to participate, full scholarships available
  20. TechLadies.co Coaches Chew Wei-Liang Tinkerbox Lian Tong Wei Appliedmesh Michael

    Cheng Singapore Power Daniel Goh Tinkerbox Tan Jun Qi Ex-Tinkerbox
  21. TechLadies.co NGOs HushTea Bar Mountbatten Vocational School

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  26. Hush Experience

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  35. Hush Impact Deaf Partners – providing 38 TeaRistas With Dignified

    & Empowering Employment.
  36. Hush@Workplace Benefiting 45 Hush Leaders Employees, customers & partners. 1977

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  38. Hush@Community 9 public engagement benefiting 426 Deaf, Everyday Heroes and

    Working Professionals Come Together. In Silence.
  39. YoungXHush Experiential Empathy : Inclusion & Wellness Pilot Launch@NTU

  40. Hush In A Box Hush TeaMoods

  41. Hush In News Hush is brewing a silent revolu2on and

    is humbled by the features and highlights by the media
  42. Challenges

  43. Look & Feel Sta2c. Dull. User Experience
 Outdated. Unfriendly. 


    Non-Responsive. Func;onality
 No Analy2cs. No Tracking. 
 No Mailinglist Subscrip2on. 
 No Social Media Integra2on.
  44. Dreams

  45. Multi-Sensorial Experience Excite. Intrigue. Convert.

  46. Functionality Responsive. Simple. User-friendly Backend. Analytics. Tracking. Mailinglist. Leads Generation.

    Video. Social Media Integration Compatibility CRM. Marketing Automation. Mass Emailing Tools. Ecommerce.
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  48. HUSH TEABAR A CMS WITH CRM COMPONENTS

  49. A CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IS A COMPUTER APPLICATION THAT SUPPORTS

    THE CREATION AND MODIFICATION OF DIGITAL CONTENT wikipedia.org WHAT IS A CMS?
  50. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT IS AN APPROACH TO MANAGING A COMPANY’S

    INTERACTION WITH CURRENT AND POTENTIAL FUTURE CUSTOMERS wikipedia.org WHAT ARE CRM COMPONENTS
  51. WHAT’S THE ISSUE PROBLEM STATEMENT ▸ Need to allow a

    team of content creators to publish HushTeabar events and stories ▸ Provide point of contact for lead generation ▸ Need integration with social media ▸ Current website is hard to work with and modify, and could use a re-design
  52. WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO THE PLAN ▸ Conceptualise a

    re-design and re-organization of the website ▸ Provide a simple, easy-to-use interface for the creation of content to appear on the website ▸ Integrate a mailing list service to collect emails for mass sending ▸ Integrate Facebook Page Feed into the website
  53. HOW WE’RE GOING TO DO THIS THE PROCESS ▸ Collaborate

    with the Hush Teabar team to come up with a new design for the website ▸ Do up a list of features to be implemented ▸ Write code for a feature ▸ Review code for the feature ▸ Check that the feature is what the Hush Teabar team needs ▸ Go back to writing code for the feature, or a new feature until all features are done!
  54. HOW WE’RE GOING TO DO THIS WEEKLY COACHING SESSIONS ▸

    Regular weekend get-together meetings to update one another, go through hard parts, and learn new things as necessary. We’ll set goals to accomplish on a weekly basis. AD-HOC SESSIONS ▸ Same as above, but more focused on sub-teams or individuals who need help between weekly sessions
  55. COMMUNICATION IS KEY Will be on Github and Slack

  56. WHAT WILL WE GO THROUGH THE TECHNICALS ▸ Rails MVC

    ▸ Bootstrap Framework (probably) ▸ Authentication (Login/ Logout for Admins) ▸ WYSIWYG Editor functionality ▸ File Uploading ▸ Rails Email Sending ▸ Rails processing with background jobs (potentially) ▸ Deployment with Heroku ▸ Basic DNS setup
  57. WHO’S HELPING YOU THE COACHES (OF TINKERBOX) CHEW WEI-LIANG TAN

    JUN QI DANIEL GOH
  58. WHO’S HELPING YOU THE COACHES (OF TINKERBOX) CHEW WEI-LIANG TAN

    JUN QI DANIEL GOH now ex-intern JOIN US
  59. TechLadies.co

  60. MOUNTBATTEN VOCATIONAL SCHOOL

  61. Contact Us Supported By Website: www.mvs.edu.sg CONTACT US

  62. 1975 Established as Vocational School for the Handicapped (VSH) to

    train deaf youths as skilled workers to be able to contribute to society, and later opened to youths with other disabilities. 1977 Registered with Ministry of Education (MOE) on 21st July as VSH 2006 Renamed Mountbatten Vocational School (MVS) on 23rd May INTRODUCTION
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  65. FOOD PREPARATION

  66. FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE

  67. HOUSEKEEPING OPERATIONS

  68. ACCREDITATION Mountbatten Vocational School is an Approved Training Centre (ATC)

    to conduct ITE Skills Certificate (ISC) training programmes
  69. To provide value-added academic and life-skills for the trainees based

    on integrity, responsibility and independence so as to maximize potential and optimize integration into the community MISSION
  70. To develop an excellent institution that prepares our trainees to

    be independent individuals ready to participate and contribute to the community. VISION
  71. Year Programme Duration One Academic Studies General Training 12 months

    Two Specialized Training 6 months Work-Based Training 6 months Total 24 months OUR PROGRAMME
  72. MOUNTBATTEN VOCATIONAL SCHOOL ITE Skills Certificate (ISC) in • Food

    Preparation • Food & Beverage Service • Housekeeping Operations (to be added)
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  74. Housekeeping Operations Trainees are taught skills that includes cleaning guest

    rooms, replenishing room supplies, handling enquiries and other housekeeping related duties.
  75. • Trainees learn foundation skills for further training during their

    first year • Subjects include: English Language, Mathematics, Job Social Skills, Computer Applications, Basic Office Skills, Family Life Education, Food Preparation, Housekeeping Operations, and Food and Beverage Service. • Criteria for progression to second year:
 50% and above combined aggregate score in the core components; and 
 90% attendance 1st Year Training
  76. Trainees will be selected according to their strengths and abilities

    for work- based training either in Food Preparation, Housekeeping Operations, or Food and Beverage Service. Year 2 work-based training comprises: • Academic Education (English and Mathematics) • In House Training (6 months) • On-the-Job Training (6 months) • Job & Career Guidance (once a week at MVS) 2nd Year Core Training
  77. Job Counseling and Career Guidance • Moral Values • Addiction:

    behavioral traits • Social Etiquette • Communication • Self – Efficacy • Social Perception • Work Attitudes • Inter-personal skillS Value Added Curriculum
  78. Job Counseling and Career Guidance • Research on company •

    Social conduct and good manners • Personal Effectiveness • Listening skills • Personal Grooming • Goal Setting • Understanding Basic Economic • The role of technology in business • Information Technology • Enriching one’s knowledge: Attending upgrading & re-training classes. Value Added Curriculum
  79. 1. Paper-based processes Currently we are burdened by cumbersome paperwork

    and manual processes, and it is difficult to maintain records on attendance, fees, admissions, etc., and track the information we need. This manual record keeping is accountable for a huge share in the quota of school management issues. It is more time, energy and cost efficient to use a capable software in record keeping. Any kind of information can be made available instantly. School Management Needs
  80. 2. Communication and Collaboration A school consists of many important

    arms that need attention - some more than others. Hopefully a software programme would allow academic and administrative staff to work effectively and efficiently - without delays. A school management programme would allow all users to access the portal simultaneously and be able to share information readily with various stakeholders. School Management Needs
  81. 3. Processing Data Churning out statistics is cumbersome now as

    it has to be done manually using Excel. Quarterly and annual statistics to governing bodies and other stakeholders would be faster and more efficient with a software solution which would also help reduce human errors. School Management Needs
  82. 4. Student Monitoring Teachers are struggling to monitor student’s activities

    including attendance, leave, discipline, assignments, etc. School administrators are lacking in result-based monitoring tools to track student progress. Automate and streamline student attendance and absenteeism using student information system which delivers real-time status updates of student activities to support learning needs. School Management Needs
  83. THANK YOU

  84. Mountbatten Vocational School Student Management System

  85. Problem Statement • Due to limited funding and manpower, MVS

    is still using manual system to register and manage student data. • Easy to lose track and might have outdated information about the students. • Difficult to generate and collate statistics for government agencies.
  86. Proposed Solution • Enhance way of keeping track and updating

    student details. • Online software solution to manage student data, attendance and grades. • Automated the generation of statistics / reports for government agencies.
  87. Our Approach • Design Studio - discussion on UX/UI solutions

    with MVS. • Create feature backlog. • Weekly coaching session. • Regular code reviews. • Constant communication through Slack.
  88. Coaching Session • Short training by coaches. • Mob /

    Pair Programming. • Weekly assignments. • Build features on your own / pair. $
  89. Mob Programming

  90. Our Tools

  91. Michael Cheng • @CoderKungfu • 10+ years in technology •

    Senior Software Engineer at SP Digital • Community Involvements: • Convener, Singapore PHP User Group • Co-Founder, iOS Dev Scout • Organizer, PHPConf.Asia • Created Engineers.SG in Oct 2013
  92. Lian Tong Wei • Integrated circuit design engineer turned Ruby

    on Rails developer. • Software Developer at Appliedmesh. • Tong Wei enjoys practicing yoga and hiking while she's not programming.
  93. Join us!

  94. Apply to the bootcamp!

  95. TechLadies.co Applying to TechLadies Bootcamp #3 http://www.techladies.co/techladies-bootcamp-3 1. Fill up

    an application form 2. Complete a technical task
  96. TechLadies.co Important Dates • 15 May - 3 Jul: TechLadies

    application period • 22 May: Technical task released • 3, 10, 17 Jun: TechLadies Pre-Bootcamp Workshops • Jun (TBD): Code Clinic • 4 - 22 Jul: Interview & Selection • 29 Jul - 14 Oct: TechLadies Bootcamp #3 • Nov: Grad Party!
  97. TechLadies.co TechLadies Pre-Bootcamp Workshops Selected ladies who have submitted application

    forms are invited to attend these pre-bootcamp workshops. These workshops will equip you with basic programming skills to code your technical task. You are not required to attend all 3 workshops. • Workshop #1 - Front-end Development, 3 June 2017, 1pm - 6pm • Workshop #2 - Ruby Basics, 10 June 2017, 1pm - 6pm • Workshop #3 - Web Application with Ruby on Rails, 17 June 2017, 1pm - 6m
  98. TechLadies.co techladies.co/techladies-bootcamp-3

  99. Thank you! <3 Please fill up a short survey after

    the event!