I think a lot about how to build effective communities for software developers and software users. It’s personally important to me to connect and empower people and I figured it would be a good time to write up some of the things I have learned about building community since I’ve been involved in the technical … Continue reading Programmers, Assemble!
Recently, I have had to deal with several tough decisions in both my professional and personal life. While working through these decisions, I was given some advice that didn’t sit well with me and that I eventually had to turn down. Thus, I felt it was as good a time as any to write up … Continue reading The Good, The Bad, The Unwanted
Originally published on OpenSource.com. Contribute to open source! It’ll look great on your resume! It’s gratifying work! You may have heard people make these statements, or ones similar to them, numerous times throughout your career. They’re not wrong—contributing to open source is a rewarding endeavor in multiple dimensions—but, when software engineers advise other software engineers … Continue reading 6 non-code contributions you can make to open source
Occassionally, I’ll send out a Businesswoman Tip tweet that relates to a tough decision I had to make that day or a business tip I would like to share. This blog post is simply an aggregation of those posts in chronological order. Enjoy! Businesswoman Tip #1Be choosy about how you spend your time. It’s one … Continue reading Businesswoman Tips
What do you want to do when you graduate? Where do you see yourself in ten years? Why are you trying to start a business at such a young age? What are your goals in life? As a 19-year old, I get asked these questions a lot. It’s understandable, people are curious about what the … Continue reading Future Fallacies
I’m an accomplished and intelligent young woman. There I said it. I have a handful of things that I wish to accomplish while my skin is still smooth and I don’t have to worry about what hip replacements my health insurance covers. I approach this handful of things with a lot of drive and energy … Continue reading Thanks for the Compliment!
For the past year, I’ve been heavily involved with PyLadies Chicago as a co-organizer and ChickTech Chicago as the Lead of Mentorship and Volunteer Initiatives. It’s been exciting to be involved with the launching and growth of these organizations, but like all things it’s time to move on. Over the past year, I’ve been working … Continue reading T is for Transitions