I am privileged to be working with some exceptionally inspiring, ambitious, and hardworking women. That said, women in tech is a topic I've been thinking a lot about lately. We've come far, but we're still not where we need to be, and we have nowhere near the level of representation needed for women from all walks of life to thrive in this industry.
Let's change that.
Numerous studies have been conducted on how diverse teams are more creative, experimental, good at managing deadlines, and generally more productive. Creativity comes more easily where there is heterogeneity, because different people are likely to see something from different perspectives.
So today, I'd like to introduce a tool we've built, which is my contribution to the wider movement for women in tech.
Ovuli is a simple ovulation cycle calculator that you can access from your terminal. It's a simple command line utility that allows you to see when you may be ovulating. As menstrual periods differ from woman to woman and even month to month, this tool can help you find your most fertile days.
Check out Ovuli here. It's super easy to use. Just install it using:
npm i -g ovuli
Then you can dp the following things:
Calculate your ovulation cycle on the go with the command:
Calculate and save your data for later using this command:
Check your saved data and do further calculations based on it using this command:
Please note that this ovulation calculator isn't 100% accurate. No such calculator is, because they're based on averages. But they can give you a comfortable range of fertile days, and there are signs of fertility you can use to predict your most fertile days more accurately.
Learn how to use an Ovulation Calculator here!
My main motive behind building this tool is to promote women's health, show solidarity with women in tech and encourage them towards more active participation in open-source development.
I am happy that this idea resonated with my fellow team members and they helped me build it. Ovuli is just a small step in the right direction for us, so if there has been any errors or missteps on our part, please be gentle with us and show us how we can improve this. That would be greatly appreciated!
We just launched Ovuli on ProductHunt as well. If you like it, please show some love and leave your thoughts on ProductHunt. I'd love to hear what you have to say. 🙏🏼
Ovuli is completely open source, and I'd like all the women coders who see this to take the development of Ovuli forward. We need more of you in tech and in open-source development! So here's the Ovuli repo:
A simple commandline utility that allows you to see when you may be ovulating to help find your most fertile days. Menstrual periods are different from woman to woman and month to month.
NOTE: This tool cannot and should not be used to prevent pregnancy. Results are estimates and actual ovulation will vary for each woman.
npm i -g ovuli
Calculate on the go
Calculate and save for future
Calculate using saved data
Before running this locally you must have these installed
🍴Fork this repo!
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🔃Create a new pull request.
Feel free to contribute to this project and treat it like your own.
If you like Ovuli, do contribute to the project! Fork this repo and make it your own. Heck, you can even make a GUI app using this if you feel like it! If you have any features in mind, you can shoot me a message or tweet on Twitter @sarthology.
Ladies, I really want to hear your suggestions on how to improve this, so please do let me know!
Firstly, I want to thank a few women I know who are an inspiring presence in my life. Thank you Jess for creating this brilliant community and taking care of it so thoughtfully. Thank you Yoren for always being supportive of my efforts and helping me conceptualize Ovuli in the first place. Thank you Zoe for building cool things and writing awesome articles that always spark my creativity!
Secondly, Ovuli was made possible with the help of some of my fellow women coders in Team XenoX 🔥 These women are full of talent, drive, and passion for what they do. I'm really happy to have worked with and mentored these smart ladies, and am constantly moved by their work ethic. So here's a shout out to Shilpa, Latika, and Nishi.
I'd really like more women to be part of Team XenoX as well. We don't want it to be a boys' club, do we now? If you're a woman who is interested in programming and web-development, our doors are open! It doesn't matter how experienced you are; newbies and veterans are welcome alike.
This year, I am committed to mentoring at least 5 women and helping them achieve their true potential in tech. It's high time the tech landscape changes for the better, and I'd like nothing more than to be a catalyst and a contributor to this change, however small.
So this is what I'd like to leave with... If you need any mentorship or are simply looking to contribute more in open-source development, join us at XenoX Multiverse or simply drop me a message on Twitter!
Help us do better! 💯💙