Solving diversity problems, building authentic connections, and keeping it real

One week left until AlterConf NYC! Did I mention I'm bringing surprises with me? If you're there, please meet up with me!! I'd love to say hi and connect! (One of my surprises would too!) So far, I will be at the following conferences this year: AlterConf NYC Code(Her) Conference: Washington, DC Catskills Conf: The … Continue reading Solving diversity problems, building authentic connections, and keeping it real

Picking brains, foregoing severance in order to speak out, and hiring for diversity takes work

I scored a last minute invitation to DevOpsDays DC which takes place Monday and Tuesday! I'm really excited to see my DevOps friends, and I'll be taking a portable microphone with me to hopefully conduct some on-site interviews! Tweet me if you're going? Also, due to a family emergency, there's still time to pre-order hard … Continue reading Picking brains, foregoing severance in order to speak out, and hiring for diversity takes work

Last chance to pre-order your copy of The Responsible Communication Style Guide!

The Responsible Communication Style Guide is one last review away from the printer’s inbox. That means that you have just three days left to preorder a copy of the print book. While we are printing more copies than we need to fulfill our Kickstarter rewards, we can’t guarantee when we’ll be able to do another … Continue reading Last chance to pre-order your copy of The Responsible Communication Style Guide!

Making conferences inclusive for women, parents, and people with dietary restrictions, and an armor-plated cat feeder (for fun!)

We still have copies for Issue 7: Security for sale!  We are also looking for sponsors to put those articles online. Reach out to audrey@recompilermag.com if you or someone you know may be interested. Shoutouts: DevOpsDays: Portland is offering 10% off registration for Recompiler supporters, readers and listeners! Use the code RECOMPILERSUPPORTER. Platform.sh is PolyConf's platinum sponsor and … Continue reading Making conferences inclusive for women, parents, and people with dietary restrictions, and an armor-plated cat feeder (for fun!)

#WIT hashtags, thoughts on panels, and livable code

We still have copies for Issue 7: Security for sale!  We are also looking for sponsors to put those articles online. Reach out to audrey@recompilermag.com if you or someone you know may be interested. Shoutouts: DevOpsDays: Portland is offering 10% off registration for Recompiler supporters, readers and listeners! Use the code RECOMPILERSUPPORTER. Empowering Instagram Hashtags for Women … Continue reading #WIT hashtags, thoughts on panels, and livable code

Scholarships, online advertising pet peeves, and documentation as care

There is only one week left to submit your ideas for The Recompiler Issue 9: Hard Problems! Next Wednesday, June 14th, is the deadline. Shoutouts: Apply for the 2017 Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship for LGBTQ Women: They will fund your coding tuition by 50%. Hurry! The deadline is Wednesday, June 14th! Women in Tech - … Continue reading Scholarships, online advertising pet peeves, and documentation as care

Synchronizing fireflies, a game on computer networks, and open source sustainability

It's officially summer! I know I'm looking forward to warmer weather, longer days, and possibly a vacation or two! What are your favorite things about summer? Shoutouts: Fireflies: In honor of summer, here's a beautiful simulation of synchronizing fireflies. CS4G Netsim: A game about how computer networks work. For a Good Strftime: A tool to make it … Continue reading Synchronizing fireflies, a game on computer networks, and open source sustainability

Alterconf — Building a better tech, one conference at a time

I had the pleasure and privilege to attend AlterConf last weekend here in Seattle in the capacity of one of their freelance bloggers. Before AlterConf I had only attended one tech related conference before, one that was well, very white male dominated and a bit above my head given I am still what I would … Continue reading Alterconf — Building a better tech, one conference at a time

Insecurity as a coder, conference visa denial, and giving back to achieve happiness

Happy Friday! Hopefully you are as pumped for the upcoming long Memorial Day weekend (US) as I am! I want to do something special with my daughter. Right now we're struggling to make a decision between visiting an amusement park, the zoo, or a science museum. What would you do? If you haven't done so … Continue reading Insecurity as a coder, conference visa denial, and giving back to achieve happiness