Volunteering at the CSNYC Conference

Yesterday I volunteered at the CSNYC conference, NYC’s biggest college/career exploration event for public high school students studying computer science.       It was so heartening to see how bigshot names in tech like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Microsoft, NYTimes (to name very few) are showing their presence and investment the future of tech by …

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WE’RE HIRING: Seeking Technical Recruiter for Boutique Firm

You’re a recruiter, not a sales person. You genuinely care about the people you represent and want to send them to great employers. You’d do anything you could to help that engineer succeed in their interview. When they bomb, you give them coaching; when they win, you celebrate with them. You get to know them …

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sudo all the things: a Python beginner’s environment setup

This isn’t an expert level Python post. It’s mostly about xkcd. I love xkcd – even the posts that are so deeply technical as to be far beyond my experience or understanding. I feel like Randall Munroe really gets people, even though I don’t get him at all. Such is idolization. I’m trying to figure out a …

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ABI.NYC Conference

“We come together not because we’re women in tech but because we are women and we like tech!” – Yvonne de la Peña, Director of Learning & Engagement, Code Now. That was one of many intelligent and thoughtful sound bites from yesterday’s ABI.NYC Conference, specifically the panel on Community & Personal Development. I was so …

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BOOK REVIEW: Women in Tech

Review of Women In Tech, by Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack: What is a word that means the exact opposite of ham-fisted? Finessed? Elegant? Tarah’s book presents a smorgasbord of stories for and by women in tech in an elegant and conversational way. There’s no talk of your archetypical trash-talking savant haxxor chick or *cringe* the awkward …

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Experiences in Unity Game Dev – Phase 1 Complete

I just completed my final game dev project with PlaycraftingNYC and am happy to report that my game is Technically Working As a lifelong gamer, it feels pretty good to have made my very own game. Glass Tower Ascent is a 2P-versus game written in Unity (C#) where players play as individuals in a minority …

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ST PATRICK’S NODESCHOOL

I volunteered to help with this month’s NodeSchool, hosted by Gautam Arora at Conde Nast.    As a part of the organizing team at NY JavaScript, one of our favorite workshop series is our monthly NodeSchool. This month’s event fell on St Patrick’s Day, and the offices were festively decorated. As usual, we asked our …

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Interview with Fox News

In July, I did an interview with Fox News about the lack of women in the software engineering field. By my estimate, fewer than 5% of senior software engineers working at NYC tech companies and tech startups are female. The lack of female engineers is not just a feminist or an equal pay issue, but …

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