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Month: August 2018

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Manferences, Powwows, and the Assumptions We Make

5 Ally Actions | Aug 31, 2018 Shadows by Catherine via Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive tech workplace. 1. Pledge to speak only on diverse panels and speaker line-ups This week, we…

10 Underrated Growth Tips Every Business Should Start Considering

10 Underrated Hacks For Boosting Your Business When it comes to increasing productivity, sometimes the best hacks are counter intuitive. For instance, when you are under a tight deadline, it would seem that frantically working and driving others to meet it…

Women Who Tech Are Dangerous — Sara Brand

A Portrait Project by John Davidson Sara Brand Job Title: Founding General Partner of True Wealth Ventures Years in the tech industry: 20+ On the True Wealth Ventures mission: We are an early stage venture capital investment fund that invests in women led…

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Javascript: creating true copies of arrays

If you need to create an independent copy of an array, you must use slice() at the end. let originalArray = [1,2,3];let copiedArray = originalArray.slice(); copiedArray.push(4); console.log(copiedArray); // [1,2,3,4]console.log(originalArray); // [1,2,3] If you do not use slice(), you will end up…

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Women in Tech Exist

The professor had said “real programmers” and followed it by referring to all his hypothetical programmers as “he”. This was a graduate theory course at a top five school and ten percent of the room was women. All the women…

My Summer in the Google CodeU Engineering Program

Photo from the Google Student Retreat at the Googleplex in Mountainview, California Written by: Alexandria Storm This summer I participated in the 12-week Google CodeU Program. I developed my leadership skills and team collaboration by taking a Program Management role…

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Bringing a Dream to Life

In order to make dreams come true, you need to wake up I’m a dreamer. Ever since the days that I first stacked discarded fence boards on top of cinderblocks to create my own laundry basket roller coaster and lined a…

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New Wild West: Why It’s So Few Women in Blockchain

Cryptocurrency market capitalizations go beyond $700 billion this year. In 2017, bitcoins brought investors $85 billion, but only $5 billion of them went to women. Also, according to Google Analytics, 94,5 % of people investing in cryptocurrency are men. Then again,…

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Flip it to test it, the “Fraternity” Effect, and the Language We Use

5 Ally Actions | Aug 24, 2018 Each week, we share five simple actions to create a more inclusive tech workplace. 1. Flip it to test it In 2016, Kristen Pressner delivered a TEDx talk, Are you biased? I am. We love…

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Want to hire an Influencer? You better read this first

We really need to start being honest about it Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash As someone who gets paid by clients to help promote their products and services on LinkedIn, Medium, and Reddit, I like to think I know a thing or…

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What’s the Deal With Sexual Harassment AI?

Image: William Iven from Unsplash Details of widespread and recurring instances of sexual harassment have marred Hollywood, as people ranging from actors to directors have allegedly created uncomfortable work environments by orchestrating various forms of sexual harassment. Hollywood is certainly not…

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The Ultimate Skill You Need To Write Good Code

and a common myth that will only hold you back The Myth — You must be very good at Maths, or you can’t program well. When I hear that from software enthusiasts, engineers, or doctorates, as they surround me, it still astounds me. I believe…

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Hacky Coding: Coding as a Non-Coder — Nested Arrays

As I gain more and more experience in the crazy world of algorithms, I sometimes sit back and wonder how I would’ve solved these problems if I weren’t a programmer. I remember my brain using binary search at the guessing…

How technology is changing the way we look at nonprofits

Technology is changing the way we view things — even the way we extend a helping hand. Charities, foundations, and nonprofit groups are slowly, but surely getting into the hang of getting digital help to keep up with a growing audience and possible…

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Men: Want to Increase Diversity in Tech? Be a Mentor

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash “How can I help?” A question that I’ve asked myself over and over as I became more aware of the disadvantages that exist in tech for people of diversity. As a white, privileged male, what could…

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Introduction to Large Scale Scrum

One of the most popular and widely used methods of software development is the Agile . Many software companies prefer this framework so as to deliver a potentially shippable product in increments. I would like to introduce you to the new…

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What I Learned In My First Year Working In Tech

Photo by Emma Matthews on Unsplash It’s been a little over a year since I moved out on my own and started working as a software engineer. It’s crazy to look back and see how much I have learned in only…

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Practical Advice for Women Beginning Their Computer Science Degree

Image from Pixabay As August winds down, it’s time for those of us embarking upon college to gear up and start classes. As I prepare for my own programming and software project management classes to begin, I can’t help but think…