Cassandra Wilcox

Orlando, FL
Product Development: From Design Ideation to Building a Prototype

Product Development: From Design Ideation to Building a Prototype

I led a workshop recently on product development at an event in Orlando, FL called Make Day. The purpose of the event was to bring members of the community together to learn techniques in designing and building with a team, while also working toward the common purpose of building solutions to make Orlando the best city for women in tech. This post will include selected slides from my presentation as well as my own commentary. Click here to view the full presentation. My workshop was one of two that day, following the Design Ideation Workshop (slides here). So, I focused...

Orlando Lady Developers Presents: Make Day

Orlando Lady Developers Presents: Make Day

Orlando Lady Developers has announced an upcoming 'Make Day', an exciting two-part workshop in which coders and creators will develop their abilities in design, ideation and product development while contributing to solutions that help women achieve their goals in the software and technology industry. The situation is challenging; by 2020 there will be 1.4 million available jobs in computing-related fields, but the United States is on pace to fill only 29 percent of them with computer science graduates. Countless studies have shown the importance and benefits to approaching problems with diverse teams, yet at current rates only 3 percent...

How to go from Mockup to Code Quickly and Efficiently

How to go from Mockup to Code Quickly and Efficiently

A quick and efficient process to go from mockup to HTML & CSS. As a frontend developer for over 7 years, I've had the pleasure of working in situations where I had no choice but to build things as fast as possible. Over time I developed a process that allowed me to move quickly from mockup to code, and that process is what I will be sharing in this post. I hope some of what I've learned to speed up my development will be helpful to you. Consider the following layout. How do you convert a layout like the one...

Orlando’s FIRST EVER Girls Who Code Club Program Launches this Week!

Orlando’s FIRST EVER Girls Who Code Club Program Launches this Week!

I can’t believe it's finally happening! I am super excited that this Monday, June 13, 2016 Orlando’s FIRST EVER Girls Who Code Club Program begins! The initiative was announced in November last year at WeVENTURE’s Rengades and Rebels: Women and Tech event, and 7 months later our first week-long, all-day, summer program will bring coding skills and Computer Science education to eighteen middle school and high school girls in Central Florida! Girls Who Code is a national non-profit organization, moving into its fourth year of working to close the gender gap in technology. What started as 20...

Call for Volunteers: Girls Who Code Orlando Summer 2016

Call for Volunteers: Girls Who Code Orlando Summer 2016

Girls Who Code is coming to Orlando this summer!!! As soon as it was announced at WeVenture’s Renegades & Rebels: Women and Tech event last November, I knew I had to be involved. Girls Who Code is super awesome, nationally recognized program that brings a new model for computer science education to middle school and high school girls across the country and this summer, two Girls Who Code camps will provide 40 girls in Orlando hands-on experience in computing concepts, programming fundamentals, exposure to the tech industry, and mentorship from women working in technology. We are just weeks away...

About Cassandra Wilcox

Cassandra Wilcox is a full-stack JavaScript developer, Cofounder at Code Hangar Inc., Instructor at Girls Who Code, JavaScript Instructor at Skillcrush, and Organizer of Orlando LadyDevs

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