Does public speaking excite you and yet make you freak out a little? It sure does for me. As my first conference talks draw closer, I'm starting to have small waves of anxiety & doubt at the prospect of speaking about Kotlin to a room full of people. They are infrequent, but in the moment, I … Continue reading preparing to share: freaking out a little
I really enjoy chatting with people starting a journey into tech; hearing about their challenges, successes, struggles, worries, etc. It really illustrates the barriers present when starting a career. Some of these are inherent and part of the nature of learning anything new. Learning is a challenge. Developing a new skill set is not easy, … Continue reading One Path to Tech?
I'm trying something new In the spirit of transparency, vulnerability, and inclusiveness, I'm starting a little series called "goo bts". I'm going to be documenting my processes, struggles, triumphs and general ups & downs in hopes that it will highlight to others that you don't have to have it all figured out to take on … Continue reading A Behind the Scenes Look At the Ups & Downs
Awareness of “shame culture” in tech I recently came across this tweet: https://twitter.com/aprilwensel/status/960624534683463680 which then prompted the following response https://twitter.com/n8ebel/status/960669447391346689 . . . This is something I feel really strongly about. This attitude/culture of making people feel bad for asking questions or not being in the know is pervasive throughout education and the workplace, and … Continue reading Encourage Curiosity
“A timely act of kindness might make all the difference in the world” When we have opportunities to praise others; do we take them? — Or do we let the moment pass? Do we reach out to those around us and let them know they aren’t alone; that we are thinking of them? — … Continue reading Let Kindness Permeate Your Life