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Kathryn Janeway, Startup CEO
I had a stunning number of women volunteer to write chapters for Women In Tech, the book we just kickstarted. I think somewhere around 150 women volunteered at last count, and I keep getting emails! I was honored and thrilled that so many women wanted me to help them tell their story, and I’m so proud […]
Beyonce may be ‘The’ Boss, but she’s not ‘a’ boss. I am.
Reposted from an edited version at WeWork Magazine. A couple of weeks ago, WeWork Magazine interviewed me for a Spotlight article about me. One of my answers about which Star Trek captain I thought my management style most closely reflected betrayed how seriously I take Star Trek. So, they’ve asked me to expand on my […]
Ladies, you’re not the chief-cook-and-bottlewasher. You’re the damn CEO.
I appreciate the #BanBossy campaign by Beyonce and Sheryl Sandberg a great deal. We know the stories of how Sandberg was called ‘bossy’ by her schoolmates while she was younger, and Beyonce is definitely on a campaign to popularize feminism. There’s an issue. It’s in this picture here: I appreciate the spirit behind this message. […]
Free Interview Training Videos for Underserved People In Tech
Why are women so uncomfortable at acknowledging that they have power and authority? I went to Founder Friday on the 15th of November here in Seattle. It’s an event put on in multiple cities by the amazing people at Women 2.0. The goal is to network women in technology by creating a friendly space and […]
Give thanks for open source software developers
Hi! We’re Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack and Liz Dahlstrom. As far as I know, these are the only training videos ever produced for people who want to know what it’s like to be in tech, and we’re giving them to you for free. We’re giving you over eight hours and over 8GB of videos showing how […]
They make the world go round. Open source developers and plugin devs are the people that make small technical businesses possible. They’re the folks who spend their time working hard to make obscure pieces of software that most of us will never see into something that is beautiful and usable. Without the major CMSes, many […]
A response to “Nine Traits of a Veteran Unix Admin”
GeekGirlCon is coming up soon in Seattle! GeekGirlCon I will be proposing a panel on women coders. This panel is specifically for younger women to ask about what it’s like to work in coding, how to act, how to get a job, and how to deal with colleagues who may not understand their unique gifts […]
My take on the Twilight phenomenon.
Paul Venezia over at InfoWorld sent me a valentine last week in the form of his entertaining blog post Nine Traits of the Veteran Unix Admin. His post is witty and rings of truth, but the points of conflict we have are places where I tend to think that Venezia has a strong opinion and […]
Happy Ada Lovelace Day!
Enjoy. This is a mashup of various images I picked up on teh webz.
I don’t need to tell anyone who Ada Lovelace is. The world’s first computer programmer was, strangely enough, female. Today is Ada Lovelace Day; it’s celebrated on March 24th each year. Actually, I’d like to focus on her presence in fiction. William Gibson and Bruce Sterling used Lovelace as a character when they wrote “The […]