Dresscoder Profile – Michelle

Each week Dresscode will be publishing a Dresscoder Profile. These are features of Dresscoders that inspire us.

Week of June 10, 2018

Michelle

Location: Libertyville, IL

Role:  Student, University of Michigan Sophomore

I wanted to try Dresscode because I knew that coding can open up endless doors, so I wanted to try it out myself!

Dresscode was so straightforward and accessible that it alleviated my fear of programming and made me feel comfortable. By the end of the lessons, I felt like I had truly accomplished something and my completed website was a great way to show off what I had learned. Now that I’ve tried Dresscode, I’m itching to get more involved in coding and programming!

I love that Dresscode makes coding fun! Instead of watching a boring tutorial or reading from a textbook, Dresscode’s platform is engaging and made me genuinely excited to progress through each lesson. And of course, I love that Dresscode empowers women and girls to get involved in STEM, since we are so often in the minority and overlooked in this space.

Dresscode has taught me. that I have the power and the ability to do great things in the STEM, coding, and programming spaces. Dresscode has allowed me to become part of the network of women and girls who share an interest in coding, and it is empowering to know that there are so many people out there with my interests. Every time I look down at my Dresscode bracelet it is a reminder that “I am Smart,” and that is something I think every girl out there should remember.

Michelle worked as a summer growth intern for Dresscode.

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Dresscoder Profile – Danielle

Each week Dresscode will be publishing a Dresscoder Profile. These are features of Dresscoders that inspire us.

Week of June 4, 2018

Danielle

Location: Cleveland, OH

Role: Product Owner

I wanted to try Dresscode because I have always had an interest in software, and what makes things look and work the way they do. I love that I can make a statement by wearing my bracelet, and know that I not only got to learn something new, but I supported a woman-owned business.

Equality is a passion of mine, and being able to support an organization that shares that passion and is making a real difference is rewarding in and of itself. The fact that I get to learn something new AND get a beautiful bracelet is a bonus!

Dresscode has taught me that I CAN learn new things, and I CAN code, and I CAN invest in myself… all the while making a difference in the world.

Danielle was an early adopter of Dresscode and has served as a beta tester for the platform.  She also loves being a mom!

 

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Dresscoder Profile – Allison

Each week Dresscode will be publishing a Dresscoder Profile. These are features of Dresscoders that inspire us.

Week of May 28th, 2018

Allison

New York, NY

AVP, Equity Derivative Technology @ Barclays

I wanted to try Dresscode because it was a new innovative way to reach women and expose them to STEM.  I love that it combines fashion and technology. Dresscode has taught me the key fundamentals of designing a website.

Allison also worked with Dresscode to help develop a corporate pilot test when the website first launched in 2017.

 

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Dresscoder Profile – Sarah

Each week Dresscode will be publishing a Dresscoder Profile. These are features of Dresscoders that inspire us.

Week of May 20th, 2018

 

Sarah

Location: New York, NY

Role: Dancer, Choreographer/2010

I wanted to try Dresscode because  I have always been interested in coding! Dresscode makes learning how to code accessible, rewarding, and definitely fun! More importantly, it’s not only a learning program, but also an empowering tool. I love that Dresscode is geared toward women and girls and makes you feel like you’ve got the world at your fingertips…literally.  Dresscode has taught me that coding is not as hard as it seems.  I can now change fonts, create paragraphs, spruce up a header, etc and it’s all because of Dresscode!!

Sarah is also a Kind ambassador and recently joined Our Body Electric (OBE) as an instructor.  If you have not checked out OBE yet, you should!  It is a high energy on-demand dance inspired fitness platform were you can take live or recorded classes anywhere.

 

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Dresscode WINs

On May 17, 2018 Dresscode placed 2nd in the Founders Live pitch competition in Chicago at 1871.  Dresscode was awarded a $5000 in Amazon Web Service (AWS) credit.

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About Founders Live

It’s the global venue that gives modern entrepreneurs the opportunity to earn recognition, gain opportunities, connect with other entrepreneurs, and truly become rockstars.

Let’s Talk About AI

Apologies to those who are AI experts, but we are going to take a more general approach look at the evolution of AI. The objective is to spark your intrigue enough to want to learn more.

Remember as we get started:

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Artificial intelligence leads to Machine Learning, then Deep Learning, and finally Artificial General Intelligence.

This post will focus on AI.

Artificial Intelligence deals with the creation of intelligent systems. Intelligent systems are those systems which posses intelligence like humans but not necessarily emotion, we will get to that.

The science of Artificial intelligence is not new. The term itself was referenced as far back as manuscripts of Ancient Greece and Egypt. As early as 1914, AI autopilots were used in commercial airlines. The oldest application of what we now know as modern AI, this technology is still used today. Updated and continuously improving, the New York Times reports the average flight of a Boeing jet involves approximately only seven minutes of human-steered flight.

When many people think about AI they think about robots. It’s much more than that, though. It’s the data driving all types of applications, such as predictive analytics, personalization and e-mail spam filters.

Some of the best use of AI right now is in marketing and adtech. It’s how companies like Facebook and Google quickly grew business. It’s how they know what content to surface up to  a person based on past search history. Companies like this, we can all hopefully agree, are contributing to the technology beyond the now and at Dresscode we are beginning to look at AI as it relates to how people learn as well product preferences as we use it to predict inventory needs.

Dresscoder Profile – Rachel

Each week Dresscode will be publishing a Dresscoder Profile. These are features of customers that inspire us.

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Rachel

Location: Cleveland, OH

Role: Tech Product Manager

Dresscode has taught me to lead by example as a woman who is proud to work in tech, so other women and girls see that there is a place for us in this industry too! I wanted to support a small business, especially one that encourages women and girls to pursue interests in technology. I love that the bracelets are stylish and have a word spelled in binary, a literal merge of fashion and technology. I love that Dresscode is a small woman-founded business be cause we need more of those!

Rachel also is the founder of 8th & Plum and is responsible for the awesome watercolor images featured on our blog and in social.

 

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How to be Inspired When You are Not Feeling Inspired

Dresscode is a brand that is all about inspiring others to do great things.  We want to empower our users with skills to make them better. But what if you are not feeling inspired. Here are some simple tips to inspire yourself so you can then in turn inspire others.

  • Make sure you are getting enough sleep
    • It may sound silly and simple, but if you do not get enough sleep you are not going to be useful to anyone.
  • Do something kind for someone else.
  • Make a gratitude list, write down 3 things each day your are grateful for.
  • Learn a new skill, like coding – That is what Dresscode is here for 😉
  • Drink enough water
  • Eat ice cream
  • Workout and get the blood flowing
    • There are many things you can do, go for a run or a brisk walk.  Check out a yoga or barre class.  Our favor spinning, both Soul Cycle and Flywheel will leave you inspired after every class.
    • Many fitness studios usually offer a free first class.  It is great way to try something new while working out.
  • Call a friend you have not talk to in a while, ask how they are doing and only talk about them.

Feel free to leave a comment if there are other things you do to be inspired.

International Women’s Day 2018, Are you Ready?

March 8, 2018 is International Women’s Day.  International Women’s Day is not country, group or organization specific. The day belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. So together, let’s all be tenacious in accelerating gender parity. This year’s theme is  #PressForProgress and Dresscode is excited to be part of the day.  Throughout the day and month Dresscode will be participating in a number of events to celebrate.

Dresscode International Women’s Day Events:

Screen Shot 2018-02-25 at 11.44.24 AM.pngJoin Dresscode at 1871 Chicago from 10:30 am – 2:00 pm for the for 1871’s International Women’s Day Maker Fair.  Stop by and see our products, learn more about Dresscode, meet our team and other great Chicago female founders and makers.  From art to home goods to jewelry and more, you’re bound to find something you’ll love. Food will also be available from a number woman-owned food vendors from Chicago as part of 1871’s ChiBuys program.

There are a number of other great events going on at 1871 Chicago all day to celebrate the day, everything is Free!

Click here to register

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After work network with SheSays Chicago at Leo Burnett.  Dresscode’s founder Kayte Malik will be speaking on a panel with other great Chicago female leaders at an event hosted by SheSays Chicago.

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wwcAll month long (March 2018) Dresscode has partnered with Women Who Code Dallas/Fort Worth. $5.00 from every Dresscode order will be donated to Women Who Code Dallas/Fort Worth when using promo code WWCodeDFW.  The code also gives you FREE shipping on all orders.  Visit the Dresscode coding bracelet shop now and learn to code with fashion.

Other ways to get involved with international women’s day 2018:

Visit the International Women’s Day Website

Sign the #PressforProgress pledge

Interact with #PressforProgress Selfie Cards

About IWD

IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​March 8​ ​IWD gathering supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland.   IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organization specific.​ Make IWD your day – everyday!

www.internationalwomensday.com

#IWD2018 #PressforProgress

About 1871

1871 is a non-profit digital startup incubator located in Chicago, Illinois that was recently named #1 in the World in Global Study of Business Incubators by UBI Global . The organization was founded in 2012 and is the flagship project of The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC), a non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs on their path to building high-growth, sustainable businesses. It hosts over 400 early-stage companies as well as nationally recognized accelerators, industry-specific incubators, and tech talent schools.

About SheSays

SheSays is a global, award-winning organization that wants to help women succeed. SheSays runs a free mentorship program and events for women (and men!) in creative and marketing fields. The Chicago chapter is led by Jen Lemerand and Beckie O’Connor, along with team leads Brittany Campbell, Kimberly Campbell, Justine Figueroa, Julie Goldsberry, Anna Olsztynska, Lidia Racoma, Jeannine Ringland Zwirn and Jackie White.

About Women Who Code – Dallas/Fort Worth

Women Who Code is a non profit with a set of programs for engineers focused on building careers we want.

Local Networks around the world host technical, career, educational, and networking events, and free tickets and scholarship opportunities are made available to members through the weekly CODE Review Newsletter, which also features professional success stories from women in the industry.

Lets celebrate together!!!

 

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