Digital Women(DW) is a networking group at Iowa State University for women in technology related fields. We host several work shops including resume building, circuitry project development, computer hardware/software studies, and more.
A popular yearly activity is the Grace Hopper Conference(GHC) where we take a group of girls to GHC free of charge. We do so by acquiring funding from several different companies, including TI, Garmin, Union Pacific, and others.
Vice-President/Membership Chair/Web-dev(2013-2014): As the vice-president of the club, I was responsible to take lead whenever the president was not available. This included performing workshops, interview prep meetings, and helping our treasurer to search for funding.
I was also responsible for keeping track of all of the club members and maintaining the group's website.
The audio/arduino club is a fairly new addition to Iowa State. The club is basically a weekly workshop for the arduino and audio related circuitry. Every meeting, a teacher or one of the students will show off a new project or just talk about a cool feature they discovered while trying to hack a device together.
I actually began developing my #raveParty project in one of these meetings. The audio/arduino club is definetly a good source for inspiration.
I work closely with the international students services office at my school. As an international ambassador scholar from Brazil, I help to promote Iowa State University to potential Brazillian students. This includes visiting schools whenever I go back home and answering emails related to doubts and concerns about living in the US.
I've always been interested in art. Figured that since I am unable to play an instrument, I had to at least do something artsy.
I began selling prints after posting art on facebook for a while. Currently Im planning on expanding over to Redbubble.
Nonetheless, one of the things that I enjoyed working on the most was creating splash pages for a friend's (fantastic) D&D inspired book, called Solipstry. Seriously check it out, the book is incredibly well made.
Latinas in Computing is a group that developed with the help from the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Technology. It slowly began to grow over the years and now has over a hundred members all over the world. Its a good networking group for latinas, having many very supportive members, who are always willing to share their experiences from the industry.