Wellth is Looking for a CS Intern

Hello PWiCS Members,

Wellth (www.wellthapp.com) is looking for a CS intern starting ASAP, focusing on iOS and/or Angular/Node.js development either in our Princeton office or from home.
We are an early-stage startup participating in the Tigerlabs Digital Health Accelerator, based in Princeton.  Our mission is to improve population health outcomes by providing direct financial incentives for healthy behaviors.  Imagine receiving $20 for getting a flu shot; $50 for connecting your FitBit; $70 for getting a cancer screening; $100 for using a continuous glucose monitor.  We want to create a tight feedback loop between consumers and insurers so they can share increased financial and physiological health.
We’re a team of health-focused entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds.  Our CEO is a Bioengineering grad from MIT who worked in healthcare investing with Goldman Sachs and OrbiMed Advisors; our CTO is a Biomedical/Computer Engineering grad from Northwestern who worked in data engineering with an NYC tech startup.  We’re open-minded health advocates, and we’re looking for someone who loves to build elegant solutions to important problems.
If you’re interested in joining us to help build a system that will change the world for the better, please reach out to alec@wellthapp.com


Second Annual Women’s Health Codeathon Series

[Thanks Professor Martinosi!]

Here is info on the Women’s Health Codeathon! The event is in NYC August 15-17th and registration info is below! Read on for more info:

The upcoming 2nd annual Women’s Health Codeathon Series in partnership with Ace Hotel and Jawbone and media partner SELF Magazine takes place in NYC, August 15-17th at Ace Hotel. 

Building on the success of our first Codeathon series, the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative, Jawbone and the Ace Hotel are excited to launch a Women’s Health Codeathon series focused specifically on challenging female developers to create innovative solutions to meet women’s health needs. The series challenges female developers and designers to build a completely original and functional application prototype around key women’s health issues. Our goal is to unlock untapped potential, because we know that when everyone contributes to the creation of new technology, we all benefit. The New York City Codeathon is the first of three in the series, with subsequent Codeathons in Boston and Los Angeles.

Female leaders from tech, innovation, & health fields will mentor participants & judge the final presentations. Participants receive a Jawbone UP band; winners are eligible for a one night stay at any Ace Hotel location, Jawbone JAMBOX, and the opportunity to pilot their winning prototype with the Clinton Foundation’s Health Matters Initiative, Jawbone & Ace Hotel.

There is also an opportunity to attend the final presentation at Ace Hotel New York on August 17th at 4:30 PM  (RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1lqudk7 ).




Hacker School is now Accepting Appplications!

Hey PWiCS! Hacker School is now accepting applications for their next four batches! Here is their announcement:
Hacker School is a 12-week writer’s retreat for programmers. We’re committed to improving the gender balance of the tech industry and maintaining an inclusive, safe environment for everyone. While we’re proud that 35% of Hacker School alumni and current batches are women, we would love your help in bringing this number closer to our goal of 50% by sharing our application with your community.
Hacker School is free for everyone, and we offer need-based grants of up to $7,000 to all women who are accepted. We also have several fantastic residents confirmed for our upcoming batches, including Nada AminJean YangCrista LopesPeter Seibel and Leigh Honeywell.
Feel free to check out our FAQ and manual for more information. 

Delphix Technology Scholarship for Women

[Thanks Professor Martinosi!]

Hey PWiCS! Consider applying to this Delphix Scholarship! More info and application at http://www.delphix.com/scholarship/ . The deadline to apply is November 16.

Program Details

  • The winner receives $5,000 to be used toward tuition
    • Requirements:
      • Applicants must identify as a woman
      • Full-time college students pursuing a technical degree like computer science, mathematics, information technology, applied mathematics, electrical engineering etc.
      • Must be full-time students when applying for the competition in 2014 and during the beginning of the 2015 calendar year
      • Agree to your name, image, and other details being used for promotional purposes
    • Contest details:
      • Submit a software project you developed outside of your school or paid work, or a group project in which you had significant contributions
      • Submissions include source code and binaries along with any tests and documentation that has been created
      • Submissions include link to recorded demo of program running
      • Submission deadline is November 16, 2014 at 11:59pm PST
      • Winner announced on December 12, 2014


Girls Who Code Club

Highstown, NJ will be the home of the first Girls Who Code club in New Jersey and we want PWiCS to be a part of it!   Their main issue right now is that they cannot find an instructor who has at least 3 semesters of college level CS. If they do not have an instructor, they won’t be able to launch the club.

 They plan to hold the workshop every Saturday from 3pm-5pm at the Hightstown Memorial Library and the club will be open to any high school girl in the region. Would any undergrad or grad student interested in helping out? If so please email xgu-16@peddie.org and eizzo-15@peddie.org.




VIP Tour of Chicago Tech Scene & Free Ticket to Lollapalooza: Apply by Wednesday!

This seems amazing, I wish I were in the area this summer! It doesn’t look like they provide transportation, but if you’re there definitely check this out.

As part of our ThinkChicago initiative this summer, from July 31st-August 3rd, we are inviting university students from across the country to take a tour of Chicago’s fast growing tech scene and attend the 3-day Lollapalooza music festival.Each admitted student will receive a free ticket to Lollapalooza as well as the opportunity to attend company career fairs and meet Chicago-based businesses.

Interested students should head to our website to find more information and to apply: www.thinkchicago.netThe application deadline is May 7th.

Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees Seeking Student Nominees

Professor Martonosi points out this cool opportunity. If you’re interested, she’ll be happy to help with the nomination and/or a letter.

Board of Trustees Student Nominations
The Anita Borg Institute Board of Trustees includes two student members. The purpose is twofold: It cultivates the next generation of nonprofit board leaders while providing a valuable service to the Trustees and the Institute. The program was created in response to student interest in the Institute and ABI’s growing need for student members to better understand outreach to university students.
Expectations of Students

  • Serve a two year term that begins September 1 and ends August 31 of the second year
  • Attend 3 board meetings a year; 2 in the Bay Area and the third at Grace Hopper Celebration
  • Join one Board committee
  • Resign their membership as of August 31 of the second year

For additional information about the benefits of student participation on the Board of Trustees as well as the voting, nomination and election process visit our site. Download the student nomination form here.

Thank you,
Anita Borg Institute

Don’t forget to apply for PWiCS GHC funding!

If you haven’t already, make sure to apply for funding from PWiCS to go to Grace Hopper by 11:59pm tomorrow, May 5. Grace Hopper is a fantastic experience where you’ll get to meet awesome people, hear cool talks, and talk to companies – you’ll definitely be glad you went!

Thanks to generous contributions, PWiCS has secured funding to send several women to the conference. Your registration, travel, and hotel costs will be paid for, so you will only need to pay for your own meals (and many of them are provided at the conference). To apply, please fill out this form.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

-Elisse and Erica

Senior Superlatives

Submit final superlatives for your friends and compete for best entry! We will close submissions by this Tuesday or Wednesday, so enter quickly!

Submit superlatives for the graduating CS seniors! Superlatives are any kind of nomination of the form “[adjective]-est [noun(s)],” such as “most consecutive hours coding without sleep” or “most likely to wake up in an unfamiliar place.” These do not need to be computer science related – but if they aren’t, are they really worth saying?
We will publish the best superlative for every COS major in the class of 2014 at the senior dinner on May 9, and the ten best will be read at the dinner. Please keep them PG-13 or at least soft R: there will be professors (and maybe even professors’ children) at the dinner. There will be a prize for the top entries, so do your best (worst?) in nominating those COS-ers. Feel free to submit more than one nomination by following the submission link.

CS Council

Entry Level Software Engineers @ Yodle, New York, NY

This opportunity from Yodle is for grads and undergrads who are graduating and are interested in a full-time job. 

 About Yodle

Yodle empowers local businesses to find and keep their customers simply and profitably.  Yodle offers all the online marketing essentials that local businesses need through one easy-to-use, affordable and automated platform, fully supported by a live customer service team.  Today, Yodle simplifies success for 40,000+ local businesses with a comprehensive desktop and mobile web presence, social media automation, reviews management, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), listings distribution to 50+ directories, photos syndication, plus proprietary and optimized paid search technology – transparently reporting results in a performance dashboard.  Also offered by Yodle is Lighthouse 360™, an award winning automated patient communications system that improves medical office efficiencies and reduces missed appointments.  Additionally, Yodle delivers Centermark™, a distributed marketing automation platform that helps networked businesses unify, scale, and optimize their local and national marketing strategies. Yodle currently has 200+ networked business clients including Merry Maids, Miracle-Ear, and Two Men and A Truck.

Yodle is ranked #9 on the 2014 Forbes list of America’s most promising companies and has won multiple awards for its business growth, job creation, technology innovation, and workplace and culture.


Engineering careers

  • Our engineers work on everything from backend, user-interface, and content management to messaging, database systems, and web services. Regardless of which components you touch, we’ll want you to be involved in designing, coding, testing and running the systems.
  • Our engineers solve a variety of complex and challenging business problems with cutting edge technology.
  • We are constantly innovating! We look at ways to improve our core products, seek out products in the market that can be built better, and keep an eye on industry and technology trends to stay ahead of the competition.
  • We have shared ownership of our code base. Anyone can and is expected to work on and improve any piece of code. There are no silos!
  • We explore new technologies and find the best tools for the job. While Java is our predominant language, we are using Scala, JavaScript, Python, and Groovy as well. Some other technologies we tried that stuck: Thrift, Zookeeper, jQuery, MongoDB, Mercurial, Angular.js, and Play.


Learn more about our team and the Software Engineer and Software Engineer in Test roles on our careers site here : http://www.yodlecareers.com/departments/technology/


There are a few ways to get in touch with us:

1.            Try one of our fun coding challenges at the bottom of the job descriptions on our careers site.

2.            Hit the blue “apply” button on the job description page.

3.            Send Aviv Wecler an email directly awecler@yodle.com