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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…

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…

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…

Teaching by Making: The Raspberry Pi Way

When the Raspberry Pi first came on the scene back in 2008 it seemed like a revolutionary idea: An affordable and programmable computer that could be used to teach kids — and adults — how to code. As is often the case, the genius of…