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Month: January 2017

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Three Golden Rules to Get the Most Out of the 30 Minute Startup Cuppa

Photo credit: Chiara Pinna stocksnap.io How to bring something to the coffee table and why it’s important I know I owe a great deal of the success of my startup journey so far to all those people who have agreed…

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Prepping the next generation for A.I.

Today, my colleague Steve Lescault and I wrapped up our second of two classes to sixth graders at The Study school for girls. This two hour, interactive course is designed to teach the students how to recognize A.I. in applications;…

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Stories, not Stats, about Diversity in Technology: Part 1 of 5

You know what keeps me up at night? The uncertainty of whether or not I’m pursuing the right major, whether or not I’ll feel comfortable being a woman in the tech industry like I do here in school, and whether or…

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Stories, not Stats, about Diversity in Technology: Part 1 of 5

You know what keeps me up at night? The uncertainty of whether or not I’m pursuing the right major, whether or not I’ll feel comfortable being a woman in the tech industry like I do here in school, and whether or…

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Text Editors: What’s your fav?

Is Sublime Text Editor 3 the best editor for coding? It is a matter of opinion and preference. Visual Studio is another option that may work better for people who want a different computer screen layout. Wherever you write your…

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The ‘this’ keyword in Javascript

The keyword this in Javascript can be a little slippery to wrap your had around at first. TL;DR When you refer to this in the global context, it refers to the global variable (which is Window in browsers). When you create…

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Questions I’m (also) asking at tech interviews

An updated version of this post can be found at “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?” (courtesy of several sources*, as well as personal experience and interests) Engineering What version control system do you use? Git, perforce, subversion, etc What…

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Questions I’m (also) asking at tech interviews

An updated version of this post can be found at “Do You Have Any Questions For Me?” (courtesy of several sources*, as well as personal experience and interests) Engineering What version control system do you use? Git, perforce, subversion, etc What…

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Why Partnerships Matter

What I Gain from Working With an Awesome Partner I have always worked solo. I started my own content company, managed people and projects, initiated products/services — all by myself. I had always worked, so I never thought of opening up to other…

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Why Partnerships Matter

What I Gain from Working With an Awesome Partner I have always worked solo. I started my own content company, managed people and projects, initiated products/services — all by myself. I had always worked, so I never thought of opening up to other…

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The Making of a CEO: Firewalls

The Making of a CEO: Firewalls Image URL: http://www.blockchaintechnologies.com/img/blockchain-ledger.jpg My business partner and I are building a blockchain based trade solution. The project is so big and has such a profound impact on the way trade routes are currently managed,…

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The Making of a CEO: Firewalls

The Making of a CEO: Firewalls Image URL: http://www.blockchaintechnologies.com/img/blockchain-ledger.jpg My business partner and I are building a blockchain based trade solution. The project is so big and has such a profound impact on the way trade routes are currently managed,…

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Must know concepts in javascript

[] === [] or [] == [] //false The above code always returns false. Thats because in javascript arrays are objects and objects are only compared by identity. So no two objects created by different literals are going to be equal…

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Must know concepts in javascript

[] === [] or [] == [] //false The above code always returns false. Thats because in javascript arrays are objects and objects are only compared by identity. So no two objects created by different literals are going to be equal…

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Managing Project Scope Creep

When building software, there is always a desire to want more. Whether that is better performance, more product features, or any other things that deviate from your original roadmap, your original project scope is now being challenged. Introducing any of…

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Managing Project Scope Creep

When building software, there is always a desire to want more. Whether that is better performance, more product features, or any other things that deviate from your original roadmap, your original project scope is now being challenged. Introducing any of…

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The special bond between human and calculator

Upon my graduation with my undergraduate mechanical engineering degree, I decided it was time to thank the real hero in my life, the one that was there for me during the toughest times, the one that never let me down…

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How My Mentor Changed My Life

Being matched with a mentor made all the difference in my STEM career. As Director of Education at the New York Academy of Sciences, I have seen the positive impact of mentoring on the lives of young women; research has shown…