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Month: December 2016

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On gender messages through gift giving

Tech girl discovers gender biases under her Christmas tree Christmas morning, I unwrapped boxes and undid wrapping paper to find purses, jewelry, and clothes from those I love. My fifteen year old brother did the same to find clothes, a…

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Imbalance Can Work: Stop Stressing About Work-Life Balance

This story first appeared in womenonbusiness.com Work-life balance is a loaded concept, promising perfect harmony across all areas of our life. It’s an unrealistic ideal we’ve set up as a proxy for happiness, implying that “balance” is an achievable zen-like state…

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From Secretary to Software Developer: the hard way

This story first appeared on the SAP Community Network. Everyone is quite surprised when I tell them that I once was a secretary. So I decided to write down my story for those who want switch careers and get into…

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All the things I’ve wasted money on in my startup this year and what I learned from it

From: mirror.co.uk A startup’s financial year in review The holiday season is passing and with the start of the new year many people are thinking about their spending hangover and getting a grip on their finances. I’ve been doing this for…

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Event loop in javascript

If you love javascript you’ve need to learn this. One of the deeper aspects of JavaScript is it’s Event Loop. Its possible for many developers to work for years and still not understand event loop in javascript. However, through this…

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Conflict management through nonviolent communication

How do you react when someone raises their voice at you? What do you do when they are aggressive and hurtful? Take a parent whose teen daughter (or son) refuses to help with the house chores for example. The typical scene…

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On discovering that I was ‘UX’-ing all along…

I don’t remember exactly how I came to decide that I would study an Undergraduate degree in Criminology with Psychology but I do remember that it was a pretty unfulfilling and detached experience. The University I attended was in my…

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I Landed My Dream Job Thanks to Women Who Startup

I landed my dream job within a week by networking with the Women Who Startup community on Slack. Let’s face it. Job hunting is overwhelming. With today’s avalanche of technology it can feel almost impossible to find the right role, much…

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Mrs. Claus Continues to Inspire!

Mrs. Claus is an engineer building a Robot on my daughter’s Christmas letter from Santa! One year later and Mrs. Claus is still inspiring my little girl to become an engineer and toy maker! My daughter got her letter from Santa last…

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What mentoring entrepreneurs in the occupied Gaza Strip taught me about the true spirit of giving

What mentoring tech entrepreneurs in the occupied Gaza Strip taught me about the true spirit of giving And why #PowerUpGazaGeeks is my holiday season charitable giving choice If you are an entrepreneur, particularly a startup, you will know very well the ups…

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#Squaaaad: The importance of having an inclusive community, support system, and squad in tech.

Photo by WOCinTech Having a squad has been the single most important factor during my coding journey. It just may be for you too, and here’s why. Tech is very collaborative; Coding is a team effort. All of your favorite applications…

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What makes a great role model — perfection, or relatability?

It’s a chicken and egg situation. It’s difficult to get more women interested in working in tech without clear role models. But it’s hard to create more role models without getting girls interested in technology careers in the first place. Of…

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Profit sharing and why I don’t want it

Sharing in a company's profits should be good, right? It definitely sounds like it, given that every time there are union meetings, employees' conversations with owners and such events this issue always comes to the table. The workers want a piece…

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4 Last Minute Gifts for the Lady-Techie in Your Life

Scrambling to find that perfect, last-minute holiday gift for a software engineer, data scientist, program manager, or other techie who’s also a female human? Well, scramble no more. We’ve rustled up some of our fave holiday gifts to inspire you…

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Binary Kids YouTube Channel :)

I am extremely proud to announce that Binary Kids — Teaching Kids to Code is now available on YouTube. Binary Kids is my journey to teach my kids about programming. If you have kids then make sure to subscribe to the channel….

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Confessions of a Front-End Dev: Women and the Ignorance of Men

Here it is — the end of 2016 and we have gained so much ground on technology. We have tiny computers that connect your house and allow you to control things with the sound of your voice, we have cars that drive…

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Grace Hopper and the psychological drain on the gender minority

As I flew into Houston for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, the words of one of my coworkers kept pumping me up. When I had asked whether I should consider attending, he said: “Absolutely. If nothing else,…

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Eliminating bias in the tech industry

You know there’s a problem in the tech industry when statistics like this no longer come as much of a surprise. Sky News recently reported that 39% of women say “they’ve been denied a significant opportunity at work because of…