Why start-ups should be concerned about hiring a diverse group of engineers

Posted on March 1, 2013

I wrote this as a first draft after taking The Op-Ed Project seminar in the fall of 2012. It inspired a later article published on Entreprenur.com Hiring engineers for start-ups -- or any company -- is hard. In fact, hiring engineers was the 2nd hardest position to fill in 2012. So one of the last thing you want to add to your list of must-haves -- Ruby, Javascript, Ops, TDD, etc -- is gender diversity. A lot is at stake when you hire ...

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Values: Where tech + handmade converge

Posted on September 15, 2012

I wrote a post on the blog for my coming soon! product inspired by a talk Francis Hwang gave at GoRuCo on Javascript. He said: Our tools will change, but our values can stay the same. Read my post here.

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Is it really so hard to find female programmers??

Posted on May 2, 2011

I am currently hiring a few students for a summer internship. About 40% of the applicants were women and about half my interviews are with women. How'd I do it? It was common sense really. (more…)

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LapDawg is gonna save me from myself

Posted on December 8, 2010

Being a freelancer now, I work in random places. Having been sick last month, I spent a lot of time working in bed. My body - in particular my forearms - has starting telling me that it's kind of pissed about my less-than-ergonomic working positions. (more…)

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Jason Fried on the unproductive office

Posted on November 29, 2010

I have mixed feelings about TED, but I generally enjoy Jason Fried and his take on work is totally spot on. I'd only add that, in my experience, programmers work in cycles: ramp up, totally immersed, wind down, relax, start over. (more…)

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