Trendy Techie’s Geeky Gift Guide & Giveaway 2017

Trendy Techie’s Geeky Gift Guide & Giveaway 2017

It's that time of year again! The snow has started to fall and Starbucks is serving drinks in holiday cups and my inbox is filling with invitations to festive parties. I'm excited to bring to you my recommendations for the perfect geeky gifts for your adorkable loved ones. Whether you're shopping for the developer, designer, [...]

Getting Your First Dev Job – How to Gain Valuable Experience as a Student

Getting Your First Dev Job – How to Gain Valuable Experience as a Student

We've all heard the stats, millions of computer science jobs are poised to go unfilled because of a lack of computer science graduates and new developers. And yet, as I talk to students on the ground, what I'm hearing doesn't seem to reflect the bountiful cornucopia of available jobs. Students don't feel confident that their [...]

Everything You Need to Build A Chatbot

Everything You Need to Build A Chatbot

Bots are the new apps! Here are the tools I use to build my bots, teach them, and deploy them to the public.

Why I Will Not Withdraw from the Women in Tech Panel at Shopify

Why I Will Not Withdraw from the Women in Tech Panel at Shopify

Let me start by saying I do not support Breitbart, I do not support the Trump presidency, and I do not support Shopify maintaining its relationship with Breitbart, nor do I endorse the unfortunate and amoral comments about free speech made by Shopify's CEO Tobi Lütke. Now that that's out of the way, let's talk [...]

Trendy Techie’s Guide to Working Remotely: Staying Motivated When Your Home is Your Workplace

Trendy Techie’s Guide to Working Remotely: Staying Motivated When Your Home is Your Workplace

A hallmark of a job in technology, the freedom to work from home can be a dream come true. But in the comfort of your own home, it can get too comfortable, and productivity can start to slip away. During the last three years I've held jobs in different cities and time zones from my home office, and [...]

Xbox Party at GDC Proves the Tech Industry is NOT Equal

Xbox Party at GDC Proves the Tech Industry is NOT Equal

As a young woman at Microsoft I have been very vocal about the importance of inclusivity and equality in STEM careers. I know firsthand the barriers women face trying to break into the tech - and if you don't believe they exist, you are not qualified to comment on the difficulties we face.

Officially Bicoastal – An Exciting Announcement!

Officially Bicoastal – An Exciting Announcement!

I am so excited to announce that, as of next week, I will be starting my new position as a Content Developer at Microsoft! I have had an incredible year and a half as a Technical Evangelist, working with talented people to bring Microsoft's technologies out to thousands of developers, professional and aspiring, across the world. As my [...]