WNB.rb November 2021 Meetup
WNB.rb’s goal is to support a more diverse group of people to make significant and meaningful contributions to the Ruby world. It is a monthly meetup with technical talks where the speakers and audience members are all women and non-binary people.
Join WNB.rb for a special founders panel event, featuring panelists Nadia Odunayo, Esther Olatunde, and Colleen Schnettler!
All three of our panelists are women who have founded companies using Ruby/Ruby on Rails, and they will be sharing their experiences with the WNB.rb community.
Have a question for the panel?
You can submit it here: https://tinyurl.com/wnb-rb-founders-panel-qs
Meet our panelists: Nadia Odunayo (she/her) is the founder and CEO of The StoryGraph, the new app that helps you to track your reading and choose which book to read next based on your mood and favourite topics and themes. She previously worked at Pivotal Labs as a software engineer and originally learnt to code at Makers Academy in London. In her spare time she loves to take dance class and, naturally, read!
Esther Olatunde (she/her) is a Product Engineer at Intercom. She has experience in building APIs, web and mobile products for startups. She co-founded Tress (YC W17) as the CTO/Engineering Lead. She enjoys helping startups iterate through product roadmaps from MVP to growth stage based on user feedback and business goals. She loves learning new things and is most recently obsessed with exploring Ruby internals, systems performance and optimisation. Esther is a newbie yogi and changes her hairstyles way too often. You can connect with Esther on Twitter: @MsEOlatunde or on LinkedIn: Esther Olatunde
Colleen Schnettler (she/her) is a Ruby on Rails developer, founder of Simple File Upload, and co-host of the Software Social Podcast. She is also a cofounder of Hammerstone.dev, a company building software packages for developers. She has spoken at both RailsConf and RubyConf, and loves being part of the developer community. She’s a mother and a military spouse and loves chatting about all things software and business. You can reach her on Twitter at @leenyburger.
WNB.rb’s goal is to support a more diverse group of people to make significant and meaningful contributions to the Ruby world. It is a monthly meetup with technical talks where the speakers and audience members are all women and non-binary people. We hope to provide a brave space for tenured speakers, first-time speakers and everyone in between to interact in a technical capacity. This community seeks to enable developers to grow their technical skill sets and confidence, further promoting inclusion of women and non-binary folks within the Ruby community.
What happens during each meetup?
On the last Tuesday of every month at 12pm EDT, we host two speakers to give technical talks on Ruby and the related ecosystem. The talks are be 15 minutes each, with 5 minutes Q&A afterwards. Towards the end of the meetups, we have a few minutes where folks can optionally stay online to chat. The meetups last one hour, and we post recordings of each talk afterwards. This meetup will forever be virtual!
I’m interested in speaking at a future meetup, how can I do that?
We are so glad! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. No need to write anything in depth or fancy. Even if you don’t know what you’d like to talk about or you’re a first time speaker, please reach out and we’ll work with you to put together a talk for a future WNB.rb meetup.
I don’t identify as woman / non-binary but I’d like to be an ally. How can I best do that?
Thanks for asking! We’ll be sure to post links to all talks to our twitter so you’ll still be able to watch, learn from and share all of our talks. Ways you can be an ally are to continue to advocate for more diverse voices at conferences and other meetups, learn from, elevate, support and/or mentor individuals who add diversity to the space, and share information about this group with anyone who might be interested.
Do you have a code of conduct?
Yes we do! You can read our code of conduct here.