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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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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Incremental Design ♥

We got some love for our RailsConf Incremental Design talk. (more…)

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If you see something, say the RIGHT thing :: Thoughts on intervening

Posted on November 14, 2013

By now, most of you have heard about the sexual assault at Code Mash. Justine -- and others that come out about sexual assault -- are some of the bravest people in the world. They have opened themselves and their lives up to the scrutiny of an often cruel world. And I salute them. But what I really want to talk about are the witnesses. Zach, who was talking with the developer who intervened, wrote a thoughtful post on intervening -- why ...

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