owl
11 Nov 2014

The Hardest Part of Running a Startup Isn’t What I Thought It Would Be

Before I had started working at a startup, if you had asked me what I thought the hardest part would be, I’d have probably said the long hours, technical unknowns and not always knowing if you still have a paycheck.

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lolcats-tough-cat
05 Nov 2014

How to Contribute to Open Source Without Being a Dick

If you contribute to an open source project, you have my gratitude. It’s often a thankless job, unless you’re working on very high profile projects, and even then. Most people don’t become rich and/or famous because of their work in open source, and you sometimes have to deal with obnoxious

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come_at_me_616
05 Oct 2014

Open Letter to Internet Trolls

Hi. You probably don’t know who I am, but I know who you are. Well, not really, because taking the effort to know who you are gives you far more value than you deserve. But I know who who you are.

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lolcat
28 Sep 2014

From Agency CTO to Bootstrapping a Startup

Back in March, I decided I needed a change. I left my job of almost 5 years at a boutique ad agency and spent a little time trying to figure out what was next for me. I ended up as a co-founder and CTO of a 3-person startup, and I

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Public-Speaking-Funny
12 Jun 2014

Why You Should Stop Stalling and Start Presenting

My last post generated a bit of buzz when it was posted to HackerNews recently, so I figured I’d take this opportunity to reiterate something I’ve been saying on Twitter for a while now. If you have never presented a conference before, make this the year you change that.

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postcatriarchy
09 May 2014

Please Stop Asking Me to Speak About Women in Technology

I was recently recommended as a pinch-hitter keynote speaker for a Linux conference by a friend who wasn’t going to be able to present due to a scheduling conflict. She put me in touch with the conference organizers, and they reached out to me with the exciting email subject “We want YOU to

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