Interviews with Engineers: Vince Thomas

MEET VINCE THOMAS – SOFTWARE ENGINEER @ BLUE APRON We sat down for coffee with Vince recently to ask about his transition from the Chicago tech scene to NYC, his new role on the engineering team at Blue Apron, and his interests both in and outside of technology. Tell us about your first engineering job …

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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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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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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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