WIT Success Story

WIT Success Story – Katie Patch

Job: Web Developer at CotingaSoft Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland ( just outside of DC) Katie Patch is one of the growing number of women in New Orleans who entered the tech arena through a career in the arts. She studied illustration in college and her last job before CotingaSoft entailed creating elaborate window displays for a […]

WIT Spotlight

WIT Spotlight: Chloe Frank

This month’s WIT spotlight questionnaire focuses on Chloe Frank. She studied Political Economics and International Development at Tulane. As a project manager for LookFar, a local software development company, Chloe helps startups & small businesses launch and accelerate ideas and new systems. This is her first year serving on WIT’s board as co-Chair of the […]

WIT Spotlight

WIT Spotlight: Grace Clark

Grace Clark is a sophomore at the International High School of New Orleans, LA, and a student intern with Operation Spark, a non-profit that offers local youth a fundamentals course in software development and more importantly, helps them get jobs in the field. “I got my first taste of coding from my older brother, Austin, […]


User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) Workshop Recap and Photo Gallery

Attendees of New Orleans WIT’s three hour UX/UI workshop gained the basic knowledge and tools needed to create effective user interfaces and experiences, and made wireframe mockups in Adobe Illustrator. The workshop was taught by two Peter Mayer professionals, Amanda Pate, Senior User Experience Architect, and Jeremy Miller, a Developer specializing in User Interface design […]

WIT Spotlight

WIT Spotlight: Shercole King

Women in tech come from diverse backgrounds and bring unique perspectives to their work in the technology world.  As a way of celebrating those differences, WIT spotlight series will highlight interesting facts about local innovators who are doing great things. This month’s WIT spotlight questionnaire focuses on Shercole King, a native New Orleanian, activist, consultant, […]

Project Management

Process as a reflex

Our bodies can do some amazing things, one of the most impressive of which is the reflex arc. Essentially, a reflex arc is what makes it possible for our body to react to things more quickly than we can think. Instead of sending every piece of information through the brain for processing, a reflex arc routes neurons through […]

How To

How long will that take? (a How To guide to estimating)

No matter what your role in business or technology, a question we all hear is: “How long will that take?” With anything, and with software development in particular, this is a difficult question to answer because, well… It depends. Unfortunately, that’s not usually an answer we can give. Thankfully, there are some ways that we can […]

Job Search

What your resume template isn’t telling you

This is the time of year that I do a lot of résumé reviews, helping people get updated and polished for a new  year of job opportunities. Typically, women spend a lot of time choosing a résumé template, with the misconception that the format of their résumé is what will help them land their next job. […]