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Knowing When to Keep Your Mouth Shut

December 29, 2014

Back in '77, I had recently taken a job at IBM Boca Raton, in the "advanced technology" department. It was beginning to dawn on me that I needed to be somewhat less nerdy in behavior, if not core, attitudes. A few folks visited what was then Bell Labs, which had been responsible for a lot… Read more »

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Who should learn to code? Everyone.

November 17, 2014

I believe that everyone deserves the chance to learn how to code, if that's what they want. And maybe that desire for equality's based in my nerdly values, but it's something that's important. I've been supporting Girls Who Code for some time now, and they do real good work closing the gender gap in the… Read more »

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Why It’s Important to Get Girls Involved in Tech

July 30, 2014

Folks, I've been supporting an effort to get women and girls involved in tech for some time now, with support for orgs like Girls Who Code and Black Girls CODE. I've also done some work with Roya Mahboob and the New Delhi-based Feminist Approach to Technology. And, I've been working with The Women's Building in… Read more »

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7 Brilliant Women in Tech

June 24, 2014

Hey, there are some women in the tech sector who really get stuff done. My team and I really wanted to highlight some disruptors who we haven't featured before. They're the real deal. Susan Buck, Co-Founder of The Women’s Coding Collective Follow @susanbuck A programmer, designer, and educator with over 15 years of web development… Read more »

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Will women dominate the tech field?

February 27, 2014

Hey, big news: for the first time, women outnumber men in a UC Berkeley Computer Science course. Could this be a new trend? Stats are a little wavering and it's unclear. Mike Cassidy at Mercury News says that after Harvey Mudd College began emphasizing coding instead of siloing it, and started paying for freshman women… Read more »

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Productivity Hacks: Get Out of the Way

February 5, 2014

Okay, I'm implicitly preceding this with "Hire people who are smarter than you," then "Delegate." Maybe that's cheating, but I figure that 1) it's a cliché, nowadays, and 2) people who're going to do it have done it already. So, the hard part is knowing when to let go. It's hard to let go, but… Read more »

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