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Caroline Chavier & Mathilde Kurzawa

As a recruiter, I’ve always felt extremely concerned by diversity and inclusion (D&I). Indeed, recruiters are the cornerstone between candidates and companies. I also come from a social environment which did not make it obvious for me to graduate from one of France’s top schools.

As a recruiter and citizen, I am committed to making the tech scene and the workspace a diverse sphere. In 2017, I co-founded the Paris Women in Machine Learning & Data Science meetup which now counts more than 3 250 members. …

As some of you might know, a few weeks ago I started dabbling with a Rapsberry Pi and some Python. I chronicled my journey on Twitter, and quickly noticed that some of my tweets were retweeted by an account called @Femtech_

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Rike created the Femtech Bot.

Looking closely, I realised @Femtech_ was a bot, configured to automatically retweet female developers topics. A subject that I hold dear, so of course I had to know more!

The Femtech bot has been crafted by Rike, so I contacted her to chat about her motivation and her work. She’s been kind enough to share her experience.

So Rike, tell me a bit about you?

I’m Ulrike (or just Rike), a web developer from Berlin, Germany.
Originally I worked in the library and media sector before I decided to study computer science and to turn my hobby into a career. Currently, I work in an automotive engineering company and I sometimes do freelance projects too. I also give workshops for beginners in web development at Informatica Feminale , a German summer school in Bremen, to inspire more women to get into web development. …

A few days ago, I had the pleasure to attend the hottest sourcing event in Europe; Sourcecon Amsterdam!

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What is Sourcecon? Well, imagine an oasis where all the European sourcers would gather, thirsty for knowledge and new tricks…
For those of you who couldn’t attend, I thought I’d share a few tips I picked up from these amazing two days:

1- Do not let yourself be limited by keywords.
Jan Tegze intentionnally includes typos in his booleans strings: “developer OR devloper OR developper”. This way, he reaches out to maybe 10 more guys, those who made a little mistake when typing the title on their LinkedIn profile. …



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