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Six Women who Defined the Digital Age

For as long as there has been technology, there have been unsung women making groundbreaking innovations that have built the digital world we now live in.   Whether it’s the work of codebreakers at Bletchley Park or modern entrepreneurs who…

Explain Yourself — Women in Tech

It’s been noted many times before that women have a habit of overexplaining themselves in the workplace, which undermines their message and credibility, in turn making it more difficult for us to get what we want; be it more resources,…

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…

Learning to Code in the Real World — My time at White October

Learning to Code in the Real World — My time at White October Our work experience student, Tara Flavin Hi, I’m Tara! I’m 16 and I have just finished taking my GCSEs. Although I’ve got two ideas for what I want to do when I’m…

No Lone Wolves: What It Really Takes to Get to the Top of Engineering

Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash I was recently promoted to a Senior Staff position at Box, which has caused me to reflect on my various roles and how my needed skill set has changed with those roles. When I became…

Women Are Indispensable to the Tech Industry — Here’s Why

Women Are Indispensable to the Tech Industry — Here’s Why The tech industry has, for the past few years, been exploding with innovation and has become the very center of many of our lives. It’s enabled us to communicate, explore and create. The…

Interview with Materials Engineer Phylis Makurunje

This week, we had the pleasure of catching up with Materials Engineer Phylis Makurunje whose focus is on materials fit for hypersonic flight. Phylis also sits on the President’s Council of Student Advisors of the American Ceramic Society, and serves…

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…

Unicorn Horn With NeoPixel LEDs & Arduino Lilypad

Hello everyone, Today I’m gonna make 3D Printed Unicorn Horn. I saw and did the project in Adafruit’s website about a year ago but I could not find an opportunity to share it. It looks great when going out to…

Eight Simple Rules for Not Being a Jerk to Female Engineers

Being a “woman in tech” is extremely romanticized. Articles and blog posts highlighting female software engineers are usually intended to attract talent and keep more women in the field, and most of them paint a rosy picture of these women…

5 Common Feelings Being a Woman of Color in Tech

“A businesswoman sitting at a table with a laptop and a glass of water” by rawpixel on Unsplash From the day I realized I was destined to be a coder, I knew I was going to be an underrepresented group in…

Arduino Lilypad Controlled NeoPixel Earrings

Hello everyone, Don’t you want to have such a nice and cool earring when you go out at night or for parties? I would like to have it, that’s why I made Arduino Lilypad Controlled Neopixel Earrings. 🙂 These earrings don’t…

The Case for Diversity in Tech

There has been a recent push toward improving diversity in the workforce — at least in the tech industry. But why should we care? We should want to hire the best candidates for the job, right? We don’t want to lower the…

Want to Work in Tech without Coding?

Do you ever see people do fabulous things with tech and want to do exactly the same but when you see a line of code, your brain just stops functioning? Have you ever wished to work, contribute and just be…

What makes a good engineering task?

giphy The Ask: I am an engineer. I really like to solve problems. To do that, I like to know as much as I can about the problem. I think a lot of engineers really feel the same way, but…

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…

Take the Tech Privilege Walk

Photo by keso s via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) “I’m 10 steps ahead, 4 back…very much aware of how fortunate I am.” That was just one of the responses to our thread about a Tech Privilege Walk. Similar to the Life of…

Will Robots Take Ubers to Work?

Hardware is hard. Obviously. We’ve all heard this phrase and it has never seemed entirely untrue. Particularly when it comes to “smart” products — they have as much software development as a non-hardware product with the added effort to create the physical aspect….