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Month: January 2018

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The competition that became a hobby — Open Source Software is the way to go.

Photo by Sergey Zolkin on Unsplash November 28th, apart from being my sweet sixteen was also the start of Google Code-in, a competition for high school students around the globe to contribute to Open Source projects by completing small tasks. These…

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Hello World Workshop

Code like a girl In one of Syria’s brutal war zones, teen girls and boys still have the faith and desire to learn recent technologies despite the severe circumstances they live in. Let’s read their story. A year ago, a group of IT…

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The hustle is dumb and killing you

Hustle culture is toxic as all hell Devilman Crybaby’s own Ryo Asuka is The Hustle in “human” form, I swear. The hustle is dumb, and it’s killing you. No, not literally. Well, maybe the #hustle IS killing you. Because it was sure killing me….

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6 cosas que me ayudaron a superar mi miedo a las entrevistas técnicas

Mis experiencias como estudiante universitaria Escrito por Sneha Rajana y traducido por Natalia Fernández Pintos para Code Like A Girl. Versión original en inglés aquí “Todos tenemos que tragarnos nuestras palabras alguna vez.” — Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter y la Cámara Secreta A mis…

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How I became a front-end developer

I am a 23 years old front-end developer. I started learning programming in college, But as many of you might have experienced, college doesn’t teach you what you’ll need for a job. So I attended web design classes at the…

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The whole team is responsible for making or breaking a good leader

stocksnap.io Mateusz Dach The Whole Team is Responsible for Making or Breaking a Good Leader I’m fascinated with bad leadership, or really, why so many people think that their leader or manager is a bad one. I recently ran into a ex-member of…

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Ser ágil e o desafio de não ser rápido

Não adianta remar rápido se você está indo pro lado errado. Há não muito tempo atrás facilitei, em conjunto com a Ju Akemi e Renata Gabriella (duas outras POs que eu admiro muito), um workshop sobre Product Discovery, originalmente criado em…

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Useful Tips for writing better Git commit messages

img src: xkcd.com Git is a version control system for tracking changes in computer files and coordinating work on those files among multiple people. As a developer one of the basic tools we can’t escape using is making use of git…

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¿Cómo empezar una revolución?

Experiencia decisiva De mis días estudiando ingeniería, recuerdo una experiencia que resultó decisiva para mí cuando tenía 20 años. Estaba cursando por tercera vez una materia de programación, filtro en mi universidad. Ese año y medio mi vida se reducía…

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Things I Learned From Attending my First Hackathon

This past weekend I had the pleasure of heading out to Boston University for SheHacks Boston, a hackathon meant to empower women and femme non-binary individuals in technology to achieve. #makingthenewnormal It was an amazing experience, and I want to…

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Breaking into Tech without Coding

Broadening the conversation about careers in tech beyond software engineering builds an inclusive space and encourages more people to find fulfillment and acceptance in the community. I did not have an “aha!” moment after taking my first (or second, or…

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How I wrote my first Google Chrome Extension using Spotify’s API

UPDATE 4/4/18: Download my chrome extension here! https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/spotify-key-bpm-finder/legnebocohbmkickdngjafeincjgnggp In mid-December I finished the first half of Grace Hopper’s immersive coding bootcamp. With winter break stretching out in front of me, I was eager to flex my newly developed JavaScript skills…

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Iris.ai CEO Takes the Road Less Traveled

Anita Brede, CEO of Iris.ai, listens intently to guest questions after her GTEC Open Lecture at Mindspace. Last week at Mindspace coworking in Berlin, GTEC kicked off their 2018 Open Lecture Series by inviting Anita Schjøll Brede, CEO of Iris.ai,…

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Women in Technology? Really? Silly?

Image from : https://www.technobuffalo.com I ’m so old school, I decided to do this article after encountering many young ladies who reminded me of someone I know :), and who could definitely use some help listening to her advice. I consider myself a…

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Part 2: Courses I would love to do in 2018 & why?

This is the real thing, I promise! This year is going to be awesome! In my pursuit of being a philomatherapist, I have put in major hard work in going through the never-ending list of courses on all MOOC platforms: edX, Coursera,…

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Recognize Her On The Daily

The Girls Leadership Institute reports that girls need positive affirmation more so than boys. This holds true for professional women as well, given the specific challenges we have in the workplace. Indeed, a study by Thomson-Reuters found that women were…

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An Open Letter to Julie Delpy

She said that it’s easier to be black than to be a woman. I have a few thoughts on that. Dear Julie Delpy, At the Sundance Film Festival you described how a few years ago you made a comment about the Academy…

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Discovering my Coding Brain

For years now, “Learning to code” has long been a goal of mine. It was shapeless, amorphous, lurking in my mind alongside “learn guitar” and “stop freaking out every time I have to call someone”. No movement yet on those…