February Coffee and Code

Join us for Coffee and Code this Friday February 9th from 2:30-4:30 PM at the Heritage Lounge in Athabasca Hall! It’s a great chance to meet new people, relax and get some work done. Also, we have snacks 😁 Advertisements

NEW National 2018 Conference

The Network of Empowered Women (NEW) annual Business conference is a student-organized opportunity which engages students nationwide and provides numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth, thoughtful conversation on female empowerment, and the chance to connect with and be inspired by remarkable leaders from various industry sectors. From March 15-18, 2018, one hundred students, along with…

On “Why Empowerment”

A twitter link to an NY Mag article on why “Events for ‘Powerful Women’ Don’t Empower Anyone” has caught my eye, and so I thought I’d answer the question. First. The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is *not* a bunch of rich, powerful women getting together to congratulate each other on being rich,…

GoDaddy: Redemption and Branding

Sooooo, as the internet is aware, notorious “misogyny sells” company Go Daddy was a platinum sponsor of this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. Go Daddy has a long history of misogynist ad campaigns and a notorious dismissal of any critiques of said campaigns. It seemed an unlikely partnership, and caught me completely…

#GHC14 Our scavenger hunt

Jacqueline and Kim were talking over scavenger hunt ideas and I had to jump on that. Here’s the list we came up with in the end. I’m posting it here so we can post our finds. It turns out I have the short-term memory of a (metaphorical) goldfish, so writing some of my finds down…

#GHC14: Web Services – when to refactor

Or possibly “why to use a services-based system rather than monolithic” Or rather “strategies for rewriting legacy code”. Anna’s version: how do I stop myself from refactoring unnecessarily; look how long these major companies put it off. Oh, good point. The particular problem with web services is that people are *using* the service. So move…