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Pushing the conversation on gender equality.

Year: 2015

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Lessons I’ve Learned Being a Tech Intern

FYI, it doesn’t have to be like this. Taken from http://www.theinternshipmovie.com/ I’ve been doing tech internships since 2012 — here’s the good, bad, and the ugly (mostly good) Writing about my adventures in new grad software engineering interviews was relatively easy because it…

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Miss Possible: Marie Curie

The Power of STEM Role Models A year and a half ago I backed the Miss Possible indiegogo campaign. The goal of Miss Possible is to empower girls with dolls inspiring women to bring their work to life. Today Marie Curie arrived…

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Mrs. Claus is an Engineer

Mrs Claus is an Engineer I walked to the mailbox with my seven-year-old daughter tonight the same way we do every day. Usually there is nothing exciting in the box. But today when we looked through the mail we found a…

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I’m one of the guys.

I don’t think there’s anyone who would disagree with that statement. I’m an female engineering student with a tomboyish attitude, a penchant for dirty humour, a taste for craft beer, and a love of leather jackets. Everyone always asks me what…

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CODE GIRL Movie

Empowering girls to use technology to solve social issues Today I saw the CODE GIRL movie at the Zonta Film Festival held at the Princess Twin cinema. I loved it. The girls in the movie were smart, funny, and determined to…

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Who Gets Appreciated?

emotional labor on the Airbnb engineering team At Airbnb, we have a tradition of Appreciating people at our weekly engineering meeting — it’s an opportunity to recognize and thank people who’ve helped you or done great work. It’s one of my favorite…

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Why we need more women in computer science

Right now 18% of CS majors are women. 18%. That is a very small number, and I can’t help but wonder why that is. Part of it is, of course, encouraging young women to go into the field, but another part…

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The Perks of Being A Female In STEM

Me ^ We always hear about gender imbalance in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) fields so I decided to write this post as a fun way to encourage more females to join STEM fields and also to retain those intelligent…

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10 [ou mais] Mandamentos da mulher na área de TI

Não ficarás calada quando o professor de programação duvidar de que você fez algo; Não ficarás triste quando os teus colegas de equipe não dão importância a suas atividades; Não ficarás calada quando alguns profissionais da área, inclusive teu professor falar…

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Are gender-specific groups really helping women?

Do we needgender-specific groups? It may be time we start rethinking the purpose of women-only groups in our communities. Is there a problem with equal opportunity for women? Yes. Do we need to address these problems, and empower girls and women…

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A Guide to Navigating Grace Hopper

Written from the perspective of a student This October, thousands of women from around the world will convene in Houston for the largest-ever Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. I had the pleasure of attending last year. Here are a…

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Teaching STEM Through Board Games

Fun for Adults and Kids My daughter really enjoys playing boardgames. We often spend winter evenings as a family playing them. For us it is quality family time. They can also be a fantastic tool for teaching your children STEM concepts…

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2015 KW Summer Camps

A mom and daughter review I am always looking for great summer camps to send my daughter to in the Kitchener Waterloo Region. I never know if she is going to like the camp or if it will be worth the…

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My Swift Journey: Days 30 to 60

Last month I wrote a post, From Zero to Swift in 30 Days, about my first month learning Swift and building my first iPhone app. This is a follow up about my progress over the next 30 days, along with some…

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Take Charge of Your Career

Me on my last day at D2L wearing my Tinker Truck t-shirt. Tinker Truck™ is a “mobile maker education lab” that travels to schools, libraries, birthday parties and community events. It is run by a friend of mine. Advocate for yourself!…

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A short break out of my coding cave

I can’t brain anymore (Photo by elizabeth lies on Unsplash) You know you’re passionate about something when you have a love-hate relationship with it. If you’ve been in the game long enough, every software dev eventually reaches the point that I’m…

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Fearlessness in the Workplace

How Bungee Jumping Made Me Stronger at Work Being fearless is the mantra of my life. I believe it has been the key to my success and happiness in life, especially as a woman in tech. I want to take you…

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How to Stand Out at Work

Image Source:Royce Bair Everyone wants to have a successful career, but it isn't always easy to see how to do that. Standing out among your peers is a great way to become successful. There are many articles about how to be…