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Month: September 2017

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The Women Who Go Wildfire

I started writing Go and attending Go meetups in SF in 2013. Go meetups in SF back then were small, ~20–30 people, and I was almost always the only woman. Eventually, I got tired of this. I started Women Who Go…

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Women in Tech and the Pyramids of Kano

Pic Credit: Facebook Developers Circle Kano There is a common saying: What A Man Can Do… A As a man I can’t really remember the rest of it… A few weeks ago I saw a poster on a group chat with a slogan “Women in…

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Encouraging Women to Code

Into my email came yet another note from a woman asking about the call for a women’s coding workshop I had forwarded to a list serve. I didn’t know much about the workshop, but posting it meant I got emails…

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Girl Power: Designing the Future with Technovation

By Stephanie Corrigan The Computer History Museum (CHM) has a unique opportunity when it comes to teaching students about computers and the technology-driven world in which we live. As a history museum, we look at the stories and people behind…

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Looking To Get Into CG? MekaMon CG Artist Rachel Denton Shares Her Story

From design inspiration to her top tips for getting into the field, Rachel Denton provides an insight into the daily life of a CG artist. “My job title is CG Artist. I guess at the start of the process I was…

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We have a Teestosterone problem.

Hello World T-shirt from Fabricode Introducing Fabricode. T-shirts for every feminist, technical, frustrated, woman in technology and those who support us. You walk into your office and head to your desk. Your male coworker walks in wearing a T-shirt that has…

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What is Public Relations and Why Should You Care?

A Primer in Public Relations and Getting Your Idea to Stand Out in the Crowd As a public relations professional, I have had the distinct pleasure of working with public entities and high-tech startups and business-to-business (B2B) enterprises. This experience was…

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What Law Firms should be doing to Secure their Data

They are a gold mine for hackers. Law firm systems contain highly-sensitive financial data, corporate strategies, trade secrets and business transaction information. If you were a hacker trying to decide your next target, you’d likely want to pick an entity that…

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The Short Term View of AI and Recruiting? Don’t Worry, Be Happy

If you’re like me, you may have been wondering about all the commotion surrounding AI and how it will impact your job. Opinions range from “move along, nothing to see here” to “you’re going to be unemployed and the AI that…

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You Claim Your Org is Inclusive, its Practices Show Otherwise

Image based on Emmet’s Faces by Brick 101 (used under license) Workplace practices that work against diversity Understanding personal bias is important, and I’m happy to see so much being written about it. But institutional bias is a much more pervasive…

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Assédio no trabalho: como combater

É uma situação muito desagradável e delicada, mas você não está só. Veja o que fazer. Casos de assédio acontecem em todos os lugares. Com isso, infelizmente é bastante provável que você seja testemunha ou alvo de algum tipo de assédio…

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Career prospects of a coder

https://www.flickr.com/photos/wocintechchat/25926687911/in/datetaken/ In the 21st century, if you want to learn a skill that opens doors to multiple careers, coding is the way to go. The career prospects for a coder is ever expanding, from the obvious coding jobs to entrepreneurship….

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Is coding for me?

Skills you need to become a programmer Ever wondered whether coding is right for you? Coding is about building things, so having the right mental model plays a bigger role than knowing a lot of coding languages. Don’t let it…

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Want your company to be better? Go to Comic Con

Want your company to get better? Go to Comic Con Going to tech conferences to learn about diversity and inclusion is like going to a Medieval fair to learn about… well diversity and inclusion. They’re working on it, working hard in…

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How to Visualize twitter hashtags: #blockchain

Prerequisites: Basic Programming knowledge and an appetite to learn some fun stuff. By the end of this tutorial you will be able to: Collect data through twitter API, clean the tweets, extract hashtags and generate word cloud of top hashtags. Twitter…

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Object-Oriented Design in Ruby

I came down with a sort of flu-like situation early last week, and so have been a bit quiet on the posting front over the last few days. I guess it’s not entirely surprising, given how hard we’ve been pushing…

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A research roundup to show that your office layout is toxic (and some tips for making it better)

Apple’s new office layout has been described as “programmer hell”. The research backs up this sentiment. Can you still call yourself a data-driven company if you don’t listen to the data? I used to think my frustration with open office plans…

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Transcribe User Research Videos For Free with OneResearch.io

As a design researcher, I’ve struggled to get verbatim notes from in-person interviews. A note taker was always present in sessions, but we’d still miss great nuggets of feedback. There wasn’t a good way to get back to the conversation…