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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…

On Toxic Jobs, Low Self-Esteem, & Interviewing

I recently received the following question: Hi Rachel, I am a software engineer who is dealing with low self esteem. There are people at work who constantly belittle me and it is very subtle. I constantly get demotivated and find…

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…

How to Pave Your Own Entrepreneurial Path as a Coder

Image Source: Pixabay If you’re looking to break away from a more traditional style of employment in favor of your own dreams for the future, you might be a bit intimidated about where to start. Creating your own brand begins with…

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…

My Career Path and the Case for Girls and Women to Go into STEM

This is the closing ceremony speech I gave at Superposition II — a hackathon for young women to gain more experience in computer science and to encourage them to choose a career in STEM. I was asked to share my career path…