On Diversity in Tech Burnout

Posted on August 18, 2016

I was really happy to be able to contribute to ModelViewCulture's article on Diversity in Tech Burnout. It's a topic that is very poignant for me and difficult to talk about. I suspect with more distance, I'll be writing more myself. In the meantime, this article says most of what I would say. Putting a Spotlight on Diversity in Tech Burnout

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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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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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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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