Estefania has written about her experiences at Code2040, working at Good Eggs, and more.

Good Eggs

My name is Estefania Ortiz and I am a rising Junior studying Computer Science at Stanford. This summer I am working as a Software Engineering Intern at Good Eggs. A typical conversation when meeting or running into other interns in the area usually goes something like this:

-Hey! What are you doing this summer? 
-Interning at Good Eggs, working on the Shopping Team. 
-Cool, what are you working on? 
-I'm doing full stack web dev. 
-Yeah, but what’s your project? 
-Emm, the website...

Given that a lot of interns have an intern project, this conversation can be a little awkward sometimes. Questions like How do you get evaluated? and How do you know what to do? often come up, and to be completely honest I have been looking for answers to these questions myself during the summer.

To read more about: How did I know what to do?, How I got evaluated?, and What else I liked about Good Eggs Read more here.

EDUC180S THE SILICON CLASSROOM

EDUCATIONAL EQUITY IN A CHANGING DIGITAL WORLD.

During our Alternative Spring Break trip we explored education, technology, equity, and how they relate in the rapidly evolving world we live in. We studied the topics for 10 weeks and during week 11 we visited Google for Education, Khan Academy, CodeHS, schools, New Schools Venture Fund and many more awesome places. You can find out more about our journey here.

My blog post is here.

BECAUSE OF CODE2040…I HAVE BLACK & LATINO/A MENTORS & ROLE MODELS

My name is Estefania Ortiz and I am a rising sophomore studying Computer Science at Stanford University and working at Facebook as an intern in the Android Home App Team. I am also part of the Society of Women Engineers, and I will be Co-Director of Outreach for this organization  next year.

This summer I have the privilege of being a CODE2040 Fellow. I heard about CODE2040 through an organization I am part of called NCWIT (National Center for Women & Information Technologies), and as soon as I read that it is a program for Black and Latino/a engineers who aspire to be startup founders, I was in! ... 

YASTA BLOG

Estefania wrote for a blog in Puerto Rico for a bit.

UN MUNDO DE OPORTUNIDADES PARA LA MUJER EN TECNOLOGÍA

Estamos exactamente a la mitad del trimestre y finalmente todo el trabajo se está poniendo más interesante. Esta semana nos entregaron las notas de nuestra primera ronda de exámenes, empecé mi proyecto final de investigación para la clase “Rethoric of Silicon Valley,” conseguí mi grupo para el proyecto final de CS y fui a esquiar por primera vez.

También, hubo una noche que el grupo WiCS (Women in Computer Science) coordinó un evento de mentoría profesional para nosotras, me aceptaron en el programa “Girls Teaching Girls to Code” y tuve una entrevista con el grupo SFER (Students for Education Reform) para un puesto directivo ... Read More

OPORTUNIDADES EN TODAS PARTES

Una semana llena de exámenes, trabajos, reuniones y actividades me demuestra lo mucho que me gusta estar envuelta en las diferentes organizaciones de la universidad.

Esta semana finalmente empecé a trabajar con el equipo de outreach de SWE (Society of Women Engineers). Estamos planificando muchos eventos para motivar a niñas de escuela elemental a superior a considerar carreras en ingeniería y estoy muy emocionada.

Además, me reuní con mi mentor como parte de un programa llamado GP2A. Hablamos de mi plan académico y él me recomendó clases para tomar al igual que oportunidades de las que me puedo aprovechar. Lo más que me llamo la atención es la oportunidad de ser parte del equipo de instructores de las clases introductorias de programación en la universidad. Voy a solicitar a este programa y espero el trimestre que viene poder hacer esto ... Read More