Coffee & Code Hackathon!

Please join us for an Ada’s Team Coffee & Code Event! If you have some code to work on, whether it’s for school or a personal project, come join us on Friday, November 28, from 3:00pm to 5:30 pm in CSC B-10. This is an event where you can work on whatever project you want…

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…

Fall Mixer

Please join us for our fall mixer on Monday, September 29, 2014 from 5-7pm in CSC 3-33. We will provide some snacks and good company. Feel free to bring something to share, or come as you are! Everyone is welcome.

Ada’s Team AGM

The Ada’s Team AGM is next Monday April 14, 2014 at 12noon in CSC B-2 Bring your lunch. There will be cupcakes. Please come. There will be a vote on changes to the constitution, an election for next year’s executive, and presentations from the current executive. Please add topics to the Ada’s Team AGM Agenda. There is…