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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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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GoRuCo and Gender Diversity

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.

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Featured on STEMinist

Posted on June 22, 2012

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.

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