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Django Girls Montevideo: Working to Close the Gender Gap in Software Development

We often ask ourselves why women are so scarce in engineering, or why 97% of the resumes that we receive every month come from men. We immediately think of all the components that mold us that treat males and females differently: education, marketing, the entertainment industry, even the toys we give our girls. All of this seems insurmountable, and it's easy to give up.

But it’s worth taking a look at what we can do to change those statistics, as small as our actions may seem, in order to form a more inclusive work environment. If all we do is sit quietly and complain to ourselves, we are only contributing to the problem. It’s crucial that we create spaces exclusively for women, not out of courtesy, but because of the great things women can bring to the table if given the opportunity.

  • Elixir: An OTP walkthrough

    In the next series of posts, we'll be talking about what OTP is, and explain one of the biggest advantages of using it to help struct your code, eliminate boilerplate, hot swapping your code, supervise your applications, and many more by using the famous OTP framework.

  • Sophilabs receives the Montevideo Nodebots Team

    Due to the Intenational Nodebots Day the Montevideo Nodebots Team decided to join this celebration, and Sophilabs house was prepared to receive them.

  • JSConf Uruguay 2014

    Some time ago the Sophilabs team started to think about the possibility of carrying out the first JSConfUY in Uruguay. That idea became our aim in 2013, after noticing huge interest in the Javascript Meetups. We looked for people who would like to take part of the JSConfUY Organizers and thanks to Guillermo Rauch and Chris Williams we got approval to organize the first JSConf event in Uruguay. Then, we just started thinking big.

  • PyCon Uruguay 2013: Renewing the commitment

    Last 1st and 2nd November, Sophilabs sponsored the PyCon Uruguay 2013, the second edition of a Python Conference that is currently being hosted on more than 40 countries.

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