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…)
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 ...
A while back I along with a small group of women in the NYC Ruby community, participated in a conversation with the GoRuCo organizers about how to get more women attending and speaking at GoRuCo. It was a fruitful conversation and Francis wrote up a great post on the results of that conversation on the GoRuCo blog. I encourage you to read it.
This is a little behind the times due to a job change, but I was featured on the STEMinist blog back in April. Check it out. Note: I am no longer at that job.