Blathering About My Career

In which I write a much-too-long description of my journey as a software engineer. A friend asked me to answer some questions (in bold, here) about my career, for a talk to a group of students.  I wrote much, much more than asked for.  Sorry, friend!  Other friends, you probably don’t want to read this… Continue reading Blathering About My Career

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Hey friends, We’re definitely in the home stretch of our writing.  The first draft of the novel is complete at 65,536 words — just kidding! — just over 75,000 words.  We’re doing a final pass of revisions now.  My assignment at the moment is to re-read the book and point out techno-babble I disagree with,… Continue reading Vote on your favorite promo copy!

Another reason to care about diversity

In addition to all of the traditional reasons for supporting diversity, I propose a new reason: that diverse teams will support each other better, resulting in a higher-quality work environment for everyone. The percentage of women in tech is currently unsustainably low, yet if we can raise that percentage and build a culture of welcoming… Continue reading Another reason to care about diversity