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.
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!
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…)
I’ve seen a couple comments and posts recently about women's tech conferences. Basically, all say they are bad or unnecessary. As the founder and co-organizer of a woman’s only event (and attendee of an all-woman’s college), I have a number of thoughts on this. (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 ...