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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

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