What “Cultural Fit” and “Overqualified” mean to a Generation Xer

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In my experience, the terms “cultural fit” and “overqualified” are code for “too old”. There. I said it. I’ve been dealing with age discrimination in tech for a while. Very …


Hello stranger…

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Hi there! I’m back! I was on leave for over a year. I decided to not post during that time. I’ve since returned to work and things are much better. …


First time teaching! Part 2

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I led part two of the LLC WordPress workshop on August 25. It went pretty well, I think. I was not as nervous and felt more confident than I had …


First time teaching!

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Yesterday was my first time as a lead instructor for a two-part Ladies Learning Code course titled Intro to Blogging & WordPress. I was nervous, but once it got started, I felt good. The …


It’s been a while!

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It’s been about 5 months since I last wrote a blog post…I’m so sorry! When I started the blog, it was with the intention of posting on a regular basis. …


It's been a while!

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It’s been about 5 months since I last wrote a blog post…I’m so sorry! When I started the blog, it was with the intention of posting on a regular basis. …


HackerYou Demo Night!!

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Tuesday, April 12 was HackerYou’s WordPress, Ruby on Rails & Web Development Demo Night. Students from each course gave demonstrations of their final projects. I was one of two presenters for my WordPress …


Secrets of a Side Hustler Speed Mentoring Event

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  Secrets of a Side Hustler reveals strategies, tips, and inspiration to turn your passion into a paycheque while working a full-time job. Their motto is “Why wait for an opportunity …


Mentoring at a Ladies Learning Code Workshop

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Today I mentored for the second time at the Ladies Learning Code workshop WordPress for Beginners: Create Your Own WordPress Theme. It was fun especially since my two good friends Joe and …


Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection | TED Talk | TED.com

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Too many of us use the “all or nothing” approach to tasks…If it’s not perfect, I’m not doing it. Part of the learning process of everything is taking risks, getting things …


Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection | TED Talk | TED.com

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Too many of us use the “all or nothing” approach to tasks…If it’s not perfect, I’m not doing it. Part of the learning process of everything is taking risks, getting things …


First Blog Post…ever!

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Hi! Welcome to my blog! My goal for this blog is to share information about web development and design as well as my own adventures and experiences as a freelance front-end …