The week of powerful women: Meet your new BFF Emily Graslie, Celebrate the birthdays of two pioneering tech ladies plus the appointment of two to BIG leadership positions and more.

1. Coding is believing – why designers need to learn to code

Our friend, Happy Cog web designer @katiekovalcin, wrote this great post on how she stopped being a hater & learned to code http://bit.ly/1fa23rB 


2. Two big career moves for influential female leaders

Twitter Finally Gets A Woman On Board With Marjorie Scardino  http://bit.ly/IVoUwb  and Mary Barra Just Made History as CEO of General Motors http://bit.ly/1fajEj8


3. Happy Birthday Grace Hopper and Ada Lovelace!

This week we celebrated the birthdays of two of our heroes: Grace Hopper and Ada Lovelace.

4. Meet Emily Graslie, your new BFF

Science YouTuber Delivers The Perfect Response To Sexist Commenters http://huff.to/1cmFQqm  (ps. subscribe to her AWESOME show’s YouTube  channel here.)


5. Color of the Year 2014

Pantone’s colour of 2014 has been announced. It’s called Radiant Orchid http://bit.ly/1bL26vI 


Side note: We’ve had a particularly exciting week at Skillcrush! Check out the mad props we got on:


Mashable: You’ll make more money if you learn to code

Elle.com: Why we need women who code


We hope you’ve had a great week!



Deepina Kapila

Dee is a fun-loving instructor with diverse tech experience across Fortune 500 companies, early-stage start-ups, government agencies & non-profits. Dee works at mobile product design studio Funsize, in Austin Texas where she lives with her husband, 2 border collie mixes, & 2 cats.

In her spare time she enjoys playing video games, reading on her Kindle & scuba diving in her hometown (Curaçao - an island in the Caribbean!).