Interview Discover CEE – Women in IT and the opportunities in CEE

You can’t be what you can’t see”! Alexandra Anghel, Co-founder & CTO of Appticles and Co-founder of Codette, talks about her projects, the job opportunities for women in the IT industry and about the mentality in society in CEE.

Where and in which position do you work?

I’m co-founder and CTO at Appticles, a platform for creating Progressive Web Apps. Before founding Appticles, I owned an outsourcing company. I’m also co-founder of Codette, a community for women interested in Information Technology and Communications (IT&C) with more than 2000 members. Codette promotes education at all levels and creates opportunities for women to fulfill their potential through workshops, meetups, conferences, hackathons and grants.

Which projects are you currently working on?

My time is currently divided between building JavaScript applications at Appticles (Progressive Web Apps, iOS or Android apps) and machine learning. Last year, our startup has been awarded with a grant from Google Digital News Innovation Fund for building a new product called MorphL – a tool that uses machine learning to predict users’ behavior in mobile and web applications. Regarding Codette, I’m involved in strategy meetings, planning the NGO’s expansion in Romania and organizing our next series of events. This year, Codette has been awarded with an Educator PD grant from Google and as part of this grant. We will organize JavaScript (Angular JS) workshops for high school students, with the purpose of creating professional development opportunities for their teachers who will participate as well.

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