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Pushing the conversation on gender equality.

Month: April 2017

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Q: Cyber Security is a Growing Field. What are the best ways to get into it?

I love my career in Security. I found it to be the perfect combination of mathematics and computer science. I worked as a security software developer at Canadian Security Establishment(CSE) for a year as an intern and spent 8 years…

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First I was Frustrated; Then I was a Winner

To make my first web server at home. When pUTTY brings no errors on SSH I remember like it was yesterday, I made my web server at home to deploy my chatbots and keep them online. Actually, it was yesterday. That feeling…

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SQL sucks out of context

Some things you just need to do in order to understand. SQL is one of them. I spent this week getting my first exposure to databases — creating them, adding to them, querying them — all through PostgreSQL. What I had thought was a black…

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Make It Count: My Top 5 Salary Negotiation Tips

Let’s be honest: Salary negotiation isn’t fun. Let’s be honest: Salary negotiation isn’t fun. It can be awkward, uncomfortable and downright painful (depending on who’s on the other side of the negotiation table). But, no matter the scenario, it’s important. Two…

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How I Unintentionally Became a Public Speaker

I’m not an extrovert. I’m not very good at making conversation with people I’ve just met. If I make the decision to speak up in a meeting, I have a 15-30 second debate in my head about my word choice…

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El primer programa de software que escribí

Escrito por DebraLobel y traducido al español por Maria Alejandra Yepes para Code Like A Girl Hoja de código de Fortran He sido desarrolladora de software por más de cuatro décadas. En este tiempo los cambios y las capacidades tanto en software…

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Q: How Did You Find a Mentor?

I have had three mentors in my career so far. Each one of them has been my boss at one point or another. However, for two out of the three they were my mentor first and then my boss. This…

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Creating a united front as a leader, being part of united front as a team member

stocksnap.io Mpho Mojapelo Why loyalty and integrity are part of a successful business strategy What is a united front and why is it important? The idea of the “united front” is one of the most powerful tools a team can have in…

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Why I’m making it My Feminist Mission to End Wikipedia’s Notability Policy

Wikipedia is arguably the most important source of information on the internet today. Many people begin their research into unfamiliar topics with Wikipedia, a habit further encouraged by the fact that Wikipedia entries, where available, often come up in the…

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Rising Red Tide of Change : 3 Progressive Period Products Making Waves

As I got up out of my warm bath this morning that I took to soothe my period cramps since my Shark week start was brutal, I started to ponder the evolution we have seen in the feminine hygiene market…

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A new book makes the case for Lifelong Kindergarten

In Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play, MIT’s Mitchel Resnick argues that people of all ages must learn to think and act creatively. (The book will be available in Summer 2017.) Resnick is an expert in educational…

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Truth in Pictures: What Google Image Searches Tell Us About Inequality at Work

This article is dedicated to my daughter, Celeste, an amazing film student who deserves to see more women in Google Image searches for “film director”; my mother, Dorothie, who is my image of a professional icon ; and every child — because I…

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Coding, Thinking, Reflection & Transfer

I am always asking and thinking about three questions regarding the use of computer programming as a tool for (co)learning, (co)thinking, (co)designing, and self-expression in schools. Within educational contexts, my questions are: What is the promise of coding to learn? What…

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“Why is it so cold in here?” and other things you notice being the only woman in the office

“Why is it so cold in here?” and other things I’ve noticed being the only woman in the office Getty images Working in tech, I’ve found that I am often the only woman in the office or one of few. In…

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Actions for recruiting female engineers

Today an engineering manager of a big company approached me with this issue. Here’s the actions I suggested: 1. Fix your organization first (if needed. Most organizations do need fix): make sure you give enough mentoring and promotions, equal pay…

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The Diversity in Tech Community in Dublin & Ireland • Vicky Twomey-Lee

February 26, 2017 [UPDATE 20181005] Added BlockW Ireland[UPDATE 2018–08–13] Added section for under 18s groups (BAME Tech, CoderDojoGirls, Girls Hack Ireland, iWish and teen turn[UPDATE 2018–08–07] Added Diversein.com, Women Who Co-Work Dublin and Girl Develop It[UPDATE 2018–05–15] Updated LeanIn Belfast to…

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Little time for charity? Consider contributing to Open Source

“There is nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer” Is somebody cutting onions here?… One of the smartest humans I’ve had the pleasure of working with, recently said “I don’t do causes, I do solutions” that statement really got me…

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Women developers wanted

Part 1: Chicago Roboto I spent the last two days at the first Chicago Roboto conference. There were some really informative topics and knowledgeable speakers, and the organizers, John Wilker (@jwilker), Jerrell Mardis (@jerrellmardis), and Ryan Harter (@rharter), really made an…