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Month: November 2016

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Effective Project Manager Tips

Managing software projects is the most challenging, frustrating, humbling, job you can accept. It’s also the most rewarding, fulfilling, fun, job I’ve come to love. Projects will fail for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes a project manager has complete control…

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6 solutions to my recruitment problem (but it’s still a problem)

Photo from BeauDacious blog on wordpress As I said I learned during my week at Web Summit, I don’t want to be the next Apple, I just want to pay the bills. I want to be good at my job…

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A 5-step strategy for Agile transformation

I go to Agile events and all I hear about are the dysfunctions in the workplace. Everybody has horror stories on how their work should be Agile, but is far from it, and most of the problems are caused by…

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I was frustrated, and then Unit tests came to my rescue!

Managing complexity is a problem I recently came across. It was challenging. I learnt about the importance of unit tests. I take a bow to their power. https://medium.com/media/1f18852e0045f0f0779160e0137aadb4/href The product I work in : HyperView has both a Gui and command layer…

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The Game of Life Toward Tech

I lost my mother when I was five, and some of the few memories I retained of her were her at work, clacking at a keyboard with me sitting at her feet and drawing on dot matrix printer paper with…

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How to Tell a Better Story

Last year I was invited to talk about Women Catalysts at an International Women’s Day event at Google as part of a global series of celebrations put on by Women Techmakers. I was one of a handful of women slated…

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Binary Girl

Yvonne Chypchar is the winner of our T-Shirt Design contest. Our final design was inspired by her t-shirt submission. She created a running girl that was created out of the binary representation of “Code Like A Girl.” Yvonne’s submission. Unfortunately her…

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Space Fashion Experts: Summer Ash and Emily Rice

Summer Ash and Emily Rice I was really excited to do my first collaboration with Women in STEM from around the country for a new series of jewelry coming up! My first partners of choice were awesome astrophysicists and science communicators,…

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Thankful For These Four Female Leaders

The Forrest Four-Cast: November 24, 2016 On Thanksgiving, I am grateful for the many many blessing in my life. I am particularly thankful for the many tech industry leaders whose creativity has guided and inspired me to continue to improve. Four…

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#include<>’s Assistive Technology Hackathon

The #include<a-thon> is an annual event organized by Include Girls, a non-profit organization led by students with the main goal of providing professional, educational, and social support to female students, beginners in Computer Science, and high schoolers potentially interested in…

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What I learned from my first hire-n-fire (and what I still haven’t learned)

There’s a bit of me that feels proud that I managed to win a startup weekend as a team of one, and that, against the odds, I was also accepted onto an accelerator and completed the programme as a team…

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5 Lessons from Steve Jobs’ Biography

Let me start by stating what this article is NOT going to do- this is NOT a review of the book ‘Steve Jobs’. For that I recommend Janet Maslin’s lucid review. This is neither a commentary on his choices nor…

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Revamp your career with behavior science

You don’t need to quit your job to have an awesome carreer When Freakonomics was published, it offered the general public a different view of economy. In a non-fiction market filled with self-help books, it soared in revenue and quickly became…

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Product Leaders — Be the Shit Umbrella

https://medium.com/media/4350e721c37a9fc56bae24be2c74893d/href In October I did a talk for GE’s product team on product management and leadership. At first, I was nervous about speaking to 250 product managers at GE because the products I have worked on are so different from…

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Why do you assume the lack of presence implies women in tech are missing technical skills?

Why do you assume the lack of presence implies women in tech are missing technical skills? This is exactly the negative assumptions we need to stop making. I know many technically strong women in tech. I also know many who have…

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Questions I have grown to hate……

Questions I have grown to hate…… Why do we need women in tech? Why do we need women in C level positions in fortune 500 companies? Why do we need more women entrepreneurs in emerging markets…? Why do we need women….? You have…

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How I looked straight at my fears (and continued to feel scared)

My business partner and I launched a startup a while ago. Even before she joined in I was scared it wouldn’t work. It, being the startup, the product, the platform, potential users who might never show, my effort that might…

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What I learned last week from Web Summit and the U.S. election

Image from Travelette It was my first Web Summit last week. I was grateful to have gotten a free Women in Tech ticket. It happened to coincide with the U.S. Presidential election. Though I am an American living in the…