Fitting in, revisiting #DisabilityTooWhite, and kids that are doing it right

News from The Recompiler: This week, take a minute to fill our our Recompiler Media 2017 Reader Survey? We want to know what you like, dislike, and a little about you. If you complete the survey, we have a discount code to share for our shop! Also a huge THANK YOU to our supporters! We met our … Continue reading Fitting in, revisiting #DisabilityTooWhite, and kids that are doing it right

Call for Contributors for Issue 9: Hard problems

Have you heard this one before? "There are only two hard problems in computer science: cache invalidation, naming things, and off-by-one errors." The idea for our next issue started when your editor was talking to someone who said, "you could do a whole issue on timezones." So yes, why not? What makes a 'hard problem' has … Continue reading Call for Contributors for Issue 9: Hard problems

Public speaking, inclusivity, conference experiences, and a call to action

I'm still reflecting from the Codeland conference and what an inclusive and wonderful experience it was. This week, I wanted to share with you some articles written about the conference and encourage you to submit a CFP of your own. (I took the guesswork out of it for you and included a list of open ones below!) Our … Continue reading Public speaking, inclusivity, conference experiences, and a call to action

Diverse perspectives, retrospectives, and contact your representatives

With yesterday's House vote to repeal and replace ObamaCare, many of us are left to wonder, what's next? The ball is now in the Senate's court, so I suggest you #DoSomething and contact your local representatives. Shoutouts and Links: Here's to you, anonymous woman, aka the subject of this Twitter thread live tweeted courtesy of … Continue reading Diverse perspectives, retrospectives, and contact your representatives

#Codeland by CodeNewbie is inspiring me to do more

I had the privilege of attending Codeland Conf by Saron Yitbarek of CodeNewbie this past weekend in New York City and I was blown away. First, I want to say that the conference was impeccably organized. Everything went so smoothly and the audience was so full of diverse attendees from all around the globe. To … Continue reading #Codeland by CodeNewbie is inspiring me to do more

Wage inequality, pair programming, and building a happy and successful life

I'm getting ready to go to Codeland in New York City next week! I'm so excited/nervous/anxious. Are any of you going? I'd love to meet up! Plus I'll have some Recompiler and Greater Than Code stickers on me to give away! Tweet me if you're going! Shoutouts: Hurry and sign up for Design and Exclusion: … Continue reading Wage inequality, pair programming, and building a happy and successful life

Mental health, brogrammers, and inclusiveness

Hello Recompiler readers! TBH, I am burnt out and feeling just generally "blah". I'm hoping to rest and recharge this weekend, and I decided that I'm going to start working out again to hopefully boost my mood (and my metabolism). Anybody looking for an accountability partner? What are your favorite workouts? Tweet me. Shoutouts: Open Source … Continue reading Mental health, brogrammers, and inclusiveness

Here’s how to get a copy of the Style Guide for free

Haven’t pre-ordered your copy of The Responsible Communication Style Guide yet? You’re in luck. We’re editing the work our editors and writers created for the guide and we’ll be laying out the electronic and printed versions of the book shortly. In the meantime, we’d like to point you toward a few other writing resources — … Continue reading Here’s how to get a copy of the Style Guide for free