Like A Girl

Pushing the conversation on gender equality.

Month: November 2018

Lessons Learned Building a Career in STEM

Growing up in the 1970s, STEM – in my case engineering and computer science – wasn’t a field women typically pursued. So when I showed up at Virginia Tech it was no surprise that I was one of the only…

Specification By Example and Product Quality

I’m sure that in your workday with software development you’ve heard words like BDD, ATDD and Specification By Example. Most of us link these terms to just the test portion of an application, but do not observe how powerful the…

From Novice to Apprentice: How to Start Participating in Capture the Flag Events

This article is a companion piece to a talk I gave at the BSides Ottawa 2018 conference. It covers all the same material as the talk, plus links to all the tools and websites mentioned. This article is aimed at…

My lessons of 3.5 years of being a front-end developer.

My lessons of 3.5 years being a front-end developer. Photo by Sora Sagano on Unsplash It has been three years and a half since I landed my first job as a front-end developer. Since I came from a non-CS background, this…

The Future of Code Like A Girl

It’s clear that Code Like A Girl is surrounded by a huge community of readers and writers from around the world, sharing their ideas and experiences about being a woman in tech. As an editor, I touched hundreds of articles,…

Code Like A Girl — The Next Chapter

It is with a mixture of excitement, hope, and personal sadness that I announce the next chapter of Code Like A Girl. As of November 1, 2018 I will be stepping down as CEO of Code Like A Girl. My…