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Month: July 2019

What did you think was going to happen?

What did you think was going to happen?

My mom taught 6th and 7th grade (often a gifted/STEM) class for the better part of two decades. If you think back, you may remember this as not your peak decision-making time of life. You can spot my mom’s former students by their love of history, language, learning and connections, and by a slight flinch…

BuJo Pig

BuJo Pig

It’s a joke about bourgeoisie performative productivity and how it intersects with bullet journaling… Nevermind. Bullet journaling is: a) a productivity system that uses a journal to capture to-do lists, stray thoughts, and planning, with various levels of elaboration b) an art form ostensibly about planning journals, but also worth time and devotion in itself,…

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Lady Conference Speaker Headshot

You’re a technologist. You got accepted to this conference because of the excellence of your proposal, and now they want a…. picture? ARGH! The last time you had a professional photo may have been senior pictures. I’m sorry. I understand your reluctance and complicated feelings, but it’s a part of the process. The conference needs…

Book Review: Strategic Writing for UX by Torrey Podmajersky

Book Review: Strategic Writing for UX by Torrey Podmajersky

Disclosure: I got a review copy of this book. Further disclosure: Torrey is part of the pink-haired tech people. We are legion. This book is a snappy and sharply-focused exploration of the words that make the magic happen in user interfaces. Podmajersky accurately identifies places that more needs to be said, and then avoids them,…

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The Lead Developer (London): 12/10 Good Doggo: The Power of Positive Transformation

How can dog training techniques help you understand yourself and your team?

Upcoming appearances

Velocity Berlin
Minneapolis DevOps Meetup
DeliveryConf

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