On the pay gap — Interview with CBS News

I got to talk to Vince Gerasole from CBS News about a topic that's close to my heart: the gender pay gap. Read the whole article here.

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Talking about Write/Speak/Code on CodeNewbie

Posted on December 18, 2015

I was super excited to speak to my former coworker, Saron Yitbarek, on her amazing podcast CodeNewbie. She's created an incredible community dedicated to supporting new developers. Listen to my interview here.

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Frameworks for Feedback at DevOpsDays Chicago 2015 [Updated: with video!]

Posted on August 26, 2015

I gave a talk on "Frameworks for Feedback" at DevOpsDays Chicago. The organizers asked me to add in a little about diversity and microaggressions, so it's pretty jam-packed, but seemed to be well received. Also, the DevOps community is awesome. (more…)

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Interview tip: Know who you are interviewing

Posted on June 26, 2015

Aside from the fact that coding and code interviews are not even close to the meritocracy that many suggest, going blind into an interview and just testing coding skills is not a solution. By blind I mean not knowing the background and experience of the applicant. Asking is not enough - read their resume, check their Github and LinkedIn and Twitter. Get some context for their skills and experience. (more…)

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Javascript and Ruby on Rails at Chicago Ruby Meetup at Blue1647

This was a really fun talk to give to beginners. I tried to demystify how Javascript works in general and with Rails.

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