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By Phoebe Peronto, Developer Marketing

Last week on GDL Presents: Women Techmakers, we kicked off the series kicked off with a tour of the Kiva API from Chairwoman Julie Hanna, then followed with Code for America’s Jennifer Pahlka explaining her "Peace Corps for Geeks" and solving civic problems with technology. Sasha Laundy of Codecademy introduced us to scalable ways to teach the world to code, and the series culminated with Kim Polese – the first Product Manager for Java – sharing the value of open source technology for making innovation universally accessible.

Our latest group of Women Techmakers are using tech to drive real social change and we thank them for joining us. Read on for video highlights and news of #WTM’s global launch!

Last week: series highlights

Women Techmakers Give Back with Kiva.org
Kiva.org chairwoman and technologist Julie Hanna walk us through a data visualization of Kiva’s global impact.


Women Techmakers Give Back with Code for America
Founder Jennifer Pahlka talks Code for America’s latest civic startups and her "Peace Corps for Geeks".


Women Techmakers Give Back with Codecademy
Codecademy’s Sasha Laundy introduces us to the easiest way to learn to code.


Women Techmakers Give Back with ClearStreet, Java
ClearStreet CEO and first Java Product Manager at Sun, Kim Polese, talks being a serial entrepreneur and maturing with a company to be an effective CEO.


This Week: We’re going global

Check out our latest interviews with women techmakers from Israel:

Thursday, 12/20: Women Techmakers & Rony Ross of Panorama Software | 2:30 pm PST | 22:30 UTC | Watch live | Add to calendar
Rony Ross is the Founder, Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Panorama Software Ltd. Join hosts Daniela Raijman-Aharonov, Engineering Manager and Software Engineer in Google Technical Infrastructure, and Michal Segalov, Software Engineer in Infrastructure, as they discuss Ross’ role in expanding Panorama’s global presence, once the leading developer and marketer of software products for OLAP and BI in the Israeli market.

Thursday, 12/20: Women Techmakers & Yael Karov of Ginger Software | 3:30 pm PST | 23:30 UTC | Watch live | Add to calendar
Yael Karov is the Founder and CEO of Ginger Software, a service built from Karov’s 20+ years of experience in the field of natural language processing and machine learning that helps users improve their online English language communication. Michal Segalov, Software Engineer in Google Technical Infrastructure, and Dana Gabel, Software Engineer in Google Identity & Knowledge, host Karov in the studio to talk about her successful track record in the commercial launch of innovative products to market.

Watch anytime, anywhere
Didn’t get a chance to tune in live? No worries. All of these sessions, plus the first WTM series are available at our new WTM home.

We’re taking techmaker nominations. Share with +Google Developers and @googledevs who you’d like to see on the next Women Techmakers series. Use hashtag (#WTM) and +mention your favorite maker women.


Phoebe Peronto is an Associate Product Marketing Manager on the Developer Marketing team here at Google. She’s a foodie who has a penchant for traveling, politics, and running. Oh, and of course...Go Cal Bears!

Posted by Scott Knaster, Editor