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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Increasing the visibility and leadership of women in tech — TEDxRiverNorth

Posted on April 28, 2015

It was a huge honor — and super terrifying — to be asked to speak at the first TEDxRiverNorth at 1871. It was also immediately following returning from the 2nd annual Write/Speak/Code conference. I was lucky to get to work with our speaking coach right before I left NYC. Thanks Melissa!

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Interview about the first Write/Speak/Code!

Posted on February 18, 2015

As we approach our 2nd Write/Speak/Code, here is an interview I did at the very first conference.

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Getting more women (and people) into Open Source

I gave this talk at the Github Patchwork event at Dev Bootcamp NYC on 9/18/14. I spoke about the work we've done with Write/Speak/Code on getting more women into open source. The main lesson: technical skill isn't the barrier; it's the belief that they have nothing to contribute that stops people from giving back to the tech community. (more…)

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Rspec error: undefined method `get’

Posted on November 13, 2014

You may have upgraded Rspec recently. Or perhaps a new team member joined, ran bundle and couldn't run any controller tests. (more…)

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