Announcing Trendy Techie Contributors!

Announcing Trendy Techie Contributors!

Exciting news! Trendy Techie has just passed its 4th birthday, and to celebrate four years of geekiness I am thrilled to announce the Trendy Techie Contributor series! Over the last four years, this blog has transformed my life. When I started Trendy Techie I had no idea how instrumental it would be to my personal [...]

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 [...]

Trendy Techie’s Guide to the Grace Hopper Celebration

Trendy Techie’s Guide to the Grace Hopper Celebration

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the Mecca for women in technology. Taking place in Houston this year, GHC will attract 15,000 attendees for three days jam-packed with hundreds of technical sessions, career talks, company events, and research presentations from technology's most prominent thought leaders. For many attendees, Grace Hopper is their first conference, [...]

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.

You Are Not “Too Pretty to Code”

You Are Not “Too Pretty to Code”

He meant it as a compliment, and I'm sure he thought I'd think he was charming when he said I was "too pretty to code," but I took it for what it really was: an ignorant devaluing of my intelligence.

My #YouthSpark

My #YouthSpark

Before I discovered code, I wanted to be a digital artist. My dream was to be a Pixar animator and be part of bringing joy to millions through cute, quirky characters and heartfelt stories. In the summer of tenth grade I went to a computer graphics camp at University of Pennsylvania, thinking I would learn [...]

Travel, Tech and Taking Control

Travel, Tech and Taking Control

Hello world, I'm back on the digital map after two weeks of travel! In what's passed of January so far, I've spent just three days at home and the rest on the road (I'm writing this on January 18), setting up 2015 to be another exciting year of travel. I kicked off the year with a flight to [...]