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Tech -In college, a summer retail job seemed like easy work with little commitment where I could punch in, punch out, earn some money, and spend the rest of my time doing what I loved. When it seemed like only retail jobs were available...
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Techs and the City -This morning, I clocked into work by joining my daily video checkin. Looking back at me were six people, five of whom are women. Did I mention I work in tech? The stats aren’t usually skewed in that direction.But I work at...
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Techs and the City -Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the United State of Women Summit in Washington DC. The summit was hosted by the White House and featured the most unbelievable lineup of speakers (Warren Buffett, Oprah, POTUS, Connie...
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Advice -I remember the first time I ever really dove into coding a website. I decided I wanted to create a website for a craft business I was running, and got it into my head that I would recreate the look and feel of the website of a...
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Techs and the City -If I could gather every article I’ve read in the last few years about the trouble with women and work-life balance—and the concept of “having it all”—I’d have binders full of articles (see what I did there?).And even...
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Advice -Are you new to tech and feeling like you sometimes can’t even follow what people are talking about? Or have you already broken into the industry but are feeling like a bit of a fake because there are still so many terms to...
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Advice -Transitioning careers can be scary. Okay, terrifying. When I, a liberal arts major, began to teach myself how to code, I expected I wouldn’t be good at it. When I discovered I enjoyed coding, I worried that I wouldn’t be able to...
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Techs and the City - “What the heck does that mean?”If I had a dollar for every time someone asked me that after I introduced myself, I’d be sitting on my own private island right about now. I’ve had a few unique roles in my...
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Inside the Code - One of the coolest things about tech skills is that you can learn them from just about anywhere from weekend workshops to online coding bootcamps.What you don’t need is to sit in a classroom for 3-plus hours every week (per...
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Advice - Have you been bitten by the entrepreneur bug? Have you been dreaming of starting your own small business or monetizing a hobby? Maybe you caught the fever when you were just a kid dominating your neighborhood with the sweetest...
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Resources - 29When I first started learning to code, I remember feeling overwhelmed by 2 things:everything I didn’t know all the possibilitiesWhen I built my first simple, one-page website, I saw the world of tech was opening up in...
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Design -You’ve probably heard from many a designer or good design-oriented blog that Photoshop is the only graphics program you’ll ever need. But while Photoshop unquestionably offers a lot, it’s definitely not the only software...
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Advice -I had spent the entire week updating my résumé, writing the perfect cover letter, tweaking my LinkedIn and Twitter profiles to be just right for the job I was applying to, and HOURS crafting the email I hoped would get me the...
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Advice -When I look back at the first couple resumes I sent, I immediately start cringing.My first attempts at my resume were extremely flawed which, I’m sure you can relate to. Not only were they way too long—the fact that I had...
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Advice -I’ve spent years in the tech world, as a designer, sometimes-developer, and mostly as a writer. I devour new content wherever I can get it, but sometimes, no matter how valuable I find all that information, I want to dive...
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Advice -You’re in that dreaded dilemma. You desperately need a paycheck, but you’d also rather spend the day at the dentist getting a root canal than at the office doing your job.Or maybe you don’t mind your job (in theory) but...