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Month: May 2017

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Tackling Fintech’s Gender Gap Problem

Diversity is essential to innovation. So it’s a sad to witness the enduring paradox of white male dominance in a sector such as tech. While there’s much left to do; however, in this guest post Ben Barlow looks at some…

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6 Months Later

I’ve been at The Zebra for 6 months now. Which is crazy to me. Time has flown by. I’m grateful and feel really lucky that I ended up here. I had no idea what to expect when I walked in…

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How I Evaluate Junior Devs with (Hopefully) Less Gender Bias

I was talking to a VC recently, who asked me a question that I thought came from a very sincere place and worth sharing. She was obviously super-intelligent, and we’d pursued similar social science majors at similarly ranked universities. Yet…

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10-year-old Me Would Be Proud

I'm 10 years old I write all the time: notes, poems, journal entries, copying quotes, lyrics, and book excerpts into my endless notebooks. I realize that I love words. I pore over them, and learn to experiment with the effect they…

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Scratch is the right place for coding

Coding in education is once again gaining more and more popularity in education. There are now too many coding tools, online and device-based, to keep up with. There are so many choices now for students, teachers, or for anyone looking…

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Letter To My Younger Self

Dear Nida, Remember when you graduated from university after four seemingly never-ending years and copious amounts of maths, elated at the prospect of never having to sit an exam again. Will you believe me if I tell you that a…

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Q: What are Your Favorite Books for getting Girls Interested in STEM?

We have had many books over the years for my now 8 year old daughter. There are two books that are clear winners in this category for me. Rosie Revere, Engineer My daughter clearly identified with Rosie and read the book…

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WIT Mumbai: A New Hope For Women In Tech

Women In Tech(WIT) is a non-profit community dedicated to inspire women to excel in engineering careers. WIT endeavors to provide a technological platform and an avenue for women to collaborate and create. There is a growing need to empower women with…

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Almost doesn’t count

Image from http://attackofthecute.com/ Working in the world of start-ups is alway incredibly good fun but every now again you come across the “woulda, shoulda, coulda” lot who will go on to tell you at great length about how they nearly…

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Bringing out your inner birder

How being raised by proud bird nerd parents gave me an appreciation for the natural world Credit: E. Winick My love for nature has always been a major part of my life. Before I could even walk my parents were taking me…

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Breaching the Norm in Cybersecurity Education

Cybersecurity should be a priority. In 2014, nearly half of all Americans had personal information exposed as result of cyber attacks which cost billions of dollars for the affected businesses. As our economic and social lives continue to shift increasingly…

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Mujeres en tecnología ¿Estamos contando la historia correcta?

Escrito por Melissa Barker y traducido al español por Maria Alejandra Yepes para Code Like A Girl Cuando oímos hablar de la falta de “mujeres en tecnología” hay una causa que se menciona una y otra vez “problemas con el embudo”…

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WHY I WORK ON THE FUTURE OF TECH AT A 100 YEAR OLD COMPANY

On Monday morning IBM SVP Arvind Krishna delivered a keynote address to the Consensus 2017 conference describing many of the blockchain projects that IBM is driving. There are nine networks already in production. It’s exciting. Especially for technologists. After my…

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What it’s really like to be twenty-four, single and rising on your way to success.

An open letter to all of those out there struggling with success, ambition and finding someone who appreciates it. View of Boston from Cambridge “You know what you want. I still want to have fun.” “It’s just that you are thinking…

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Volunteering at the Black Girls Code Robot Expo

Our “silly” photo — I’m back there somewhere. Last weekend I had the privilege of volunteering at the Black Girls Code Dallas chapter Robot Expo. I don’t remember exactly how I learned about BGC, but to be honest I think it was…

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The Importance of Diversity In Tech

The earliest airbags that graced the automobiles of the American auto-industry ended up contradicting their purpose of saving lives when they wound up killing many women and children. The reason? The all-male teams of engineers that worked on the devices…

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3 steps to make your first API call

Most apps involve an API call at some stage. If you haven’t tried calling an API yet, it’s a great thing to learn. Here are three steps to start your API journey. Install Alamofire Install SwiftyJSON Change your App Transport Security Settings…

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Step 1. Burn Your PowerPoint Deck or How HR Can Go Agile

I was recently on a panel talking with HR leaders about Organizational Agility. The introduction to the discussion started with this: How many times have you heard your leader express the need to be more quick and nimble? Recent studies show…