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Month: May 2018

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How I Became a Self-Taught Software Engineer at a Major Tech Company

…and how you can too. Up until now I’ve been working in non-technical role. After studying for many months, I just got my first engineering job at a major Bay Area tech company. This journey has been rewarding but incredibly difficult….

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3 tips to remain confident as a new developer from someone who’s been there (and still is)

Photo by Camille Orgel on Unsplash I’ve been coding for about a year. At the beginning, I felt overwhelmed. I still feel that way occasionally though notably less so. Here are three things I’ve told myself over the past year to keep…

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Scratch vs. Swift Playgrounds

Figuring it out. Ultimately, for me, it comes down to a single key issue: In the limited time we have with children each day in school, what is the best use of that time for learning? How are we designing and/or…

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How improving self-awareness makes you a better teammate and a better leader

stocksnap.io Ivan Obolensky I’ve been through more management and leadership workshops, courses, classes, and programmes than I can count. It seems every organisation I ever worked for felt the need to send its managers through some sort of analysis and…

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8 Things That Will Keep You Going When You Are Struggling

because dread sometimes will get to even the best among us Life is happening behind the monitor too, so I wasn’t particularly looking forward to the arrival of those days when as a new developer you can not help but feel…

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De alguna manera, “las mujeres también tienen la culpa”

Artículo original en inglés por Olivia Mischianti, traducido al español por Viviana Taborda para Code Like a Girl Fuente: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/metoo En 2017, el movimiento #MeToo (en español #YoTambién) tomó por sorpresa a los Estados Unidos, finalmente empoderó a las víctimas de…

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Em tempos de crise, sofremos com assédio moral

Photo by Isaiah Rustad on Unsplash Como todos bem sabem, estamos em meio a uma crise Nacional. A greve dos caminhoneiros está afetando todos os sentidos da nossa vida: casa, trabalho, relacionamentos… Está bem difícil passar os dias e não pensar…

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DevOps Testing — A Trend?

Original article by Mariana Elisa. source: https://www.radview.com/blog/4-ideas-for-getting-started-with-devops-performance-testing/ Recently, I decided to dust off one of my new year resolutions, which was to write more technical articles. At the same time I enrolled in Microsoft's DevOps Testing course. It inspired me to…

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Understanding React component life-cycle

React 16.3 https://twitter.com/dan_abramov/status/981712092611989509 Each React component comes with several methods that allows developers to update the application state and reflect the change to UI. There are three main phases of a component which including mounting, updating and unmounting. Mounting These…

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To the Men That Believed in a Woman in Tech

I’ve said a lot about being a woman in tech and how difficult it can be, but I want to take this space to also talk about the mentors that open spaces for women and that believe that women deserve…

An Investor Response to a Founder Rant

I just read this medium post from the founder of Seed & Spark. Emily Best, in the brutally straightforward way that only she can, broke down what it was really like to raise her $2M seed round, which she will…

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Uma carta para o Designer Brasileiro

Photo by Josefa nDiaz on Unsplash Ei, você! por que você está se escondendo? Eu percebi que você tem medo de mostrar como anda o seu trabalho, mesmo não estando pronto. Eu percebi que você fecha teu caderninho de esboços quando…

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The Truth About the Women In Tech Cult

Spoilers: I Approve. Look ma, no hands typing at 90 WPM. I purposely got up earlier than my natural rhythm today, a Monday morning of all days, to attend a Women in Technology Networking event hosted by the City of Toronto. The…

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What I Learned from Google Doodles about smashing the ceiling

.. by celebrating the lives of Indian feminist trailblazers. Photo by Anna Sullivan on Unsplash In the last 3–4 years, Google’s Doodles are bringing forth a subtle revolution among young Indian women — to dream bigger, to study STEM, to fight for social justice….

Building a startup and writing a book made me unemployable

stocksnap.io Anthony Tran The risk of taking time out of formal employment I want to talk about something that any woman who has taken leave to have a baby and start a family will attest to- taking time out of formal…

How STEM Programs Can Do Better

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) courses are receiving continued and increasing support from educators hoping to equip the next generation. STEM fields harness a method and a mindset that says: we can give kids the opportunity to think creatively…

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Ask women to join you on the “escalator”

Man on Escalator by Casey Rodarmor via Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0 We love this 2-minute video from the Mayor of London’s office. It’s a thought-provoking public service announcement on gender inequality in the workplace. At one point, the guy directing men…

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Q: What are the Best Resources for Teachers to Teach Kids to Code?

https://www.publicdomainpictures.net/en/view-image.php?image=56146&picture=woman-teacher-cartoon Here is our list! What are we missing? Leave us a note and we will add items to the list. TechShopz in a Box™ – TechGirlz Code.org – Teach Computer Science Scratch – Educators The Code Mobile Code Club Canada Members…