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Pushing the conversation on gender equality.

Month: April 2016

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Learning to code — the relative merits of Codecademy and SoloLearn

I was dimly aware, from adverts on Facebook and things people had said that there are a lot of resources out there for helping people learn to code. And that actually, I’m pretty lucky compared to the newbies back in…

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Best Decision I’ve ever made….

Changing my major from Chemical Engineering to Computer Science is the best decision I’ve ever made. I fell in love with programming when I first watched “24”. Chloe O’brian (Jack Bauer’s best friend) made me fall in love with programming….

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I am the founder of the code.likeagirl.io

I am the founder of the code.likeagirl.io project. I started the project to support women in tech, raise awareness of the issues they face, get young girls interested in technology, and support feminist men that want to support us. Why do…

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Life Hack Tips to Reduce Decision Bias

One of us is not like the other We know that unconscious bias happens in all of us. We categorize, we find patterns, and we like to group people. We decide who is in our “in group” — and then we favor our…

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Chutzpah, Coding and Creativity: My Story of Becoming an Activist for Women in Tech

Image by tech.co Okay, you may laugh, but here’s the truth. I learned how to code from one of my favorite websites as a child, neopets.com. As a nine year old, I loved to visit websites where I could create or…

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What’s Wrong With PayPal’s All-Male Panel: Good Intentions Aren’t Enough

https://twitter.com/EqualRightsAdv/status/723243704555692032/ Having advocated for diversity and inclusion at Airbnb, I can understand the intention behind engaging men, because y’all have so much power to change things and we want and love your help. But this week’s panel is completely off the…

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How referent power lets women exercise authority without blowback

There are many ways that a business leader can gain and exercise power. Some of these are heavy-handed, such as positional power (I am the boss and you have to do what I say) or punishment power (If you don’t…

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Flawless Hacks Recap

On April 16, 2016 over 100 women across the east coast and beyond gathered at RiseNY for the first ever iteration of Flawless Hacks. The first participants began to arrive at 9 am, greeted with a Beyoncé cut out followed by…

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How to choose a web designer you’ll love

Photo from unsplash.com Finding and choosing the right web designer doesn’t have to be a painful process. I’ve been on both the client and business side of web design and I’m very familiar with the struggle. Keep reading for 7…

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Little steps toward a frat-free work environment

It’s no secret that the tech work environment can be a grind for women — even women who are “one of the guys”. I love working with guys, I really do. My sense of humor seems to have stalled at a 5th…

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Why coding style matters

19 April 2016 Since I have been learning to code, I often got confused between coding styles in different languages. When learning, it becomes hard to remember that HTML can do without spaces at some points, while giving spaces between CSS…

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A response to sexism in Miami tech

( This article first appeared in the Miami Herald’s Starting Gate ) Yesterday I read this in the Starting Gate. To recap, a UM female student seeking to improve her programming skills showed up to a “hackathon” and experienced what she felt…

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I code like a girl

For a week and a half now, I have been going to work where I code with five other Software Developers. I’m the only woman of the bunch. With a shaved head and a generally tomboyish demeanor, I don’t stand out…

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1000 Followers! Thank you!

Today the Code Like A Girl publication reached 1000 followers! Sean Yo and I want to humbly thank you for choosing to read and support this publication! We are grateful every time you read, respond, recommend, tweet, and share the…

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Hiring Tech Talent

www.flazingo.com Tips for Development Managers on How to Find and Hire Talent There is no holy grail, quick fix, or magic pill that will help you hire top tech talent. The reality is it is hard work. Over the years I…

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This is what sexual harassment looked like in 1990

I just found this tucked away in my taxes from 1990. Yes, I keep everything. I was barely 20 years old, and working for the largest ad agency in the world (at the time). He was older than my father. I…

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Girls – find yourselves a role model

Everyone is talking about the need for more women in STEM — engineers, founders, top executives. Different actions can and should be taken by our education system, government, corporates and even media companies who can move the needle. When asking a 15 years…

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On being a male feminist

I just finished reading yet another horrifying article about rape culture. Until today I’ve never been really active as a feminist. I don’t even think much people know I am, except for my girlfriend. I’ve been a part of groups…