Meet four women in California and New York who learned to code for very different reasons – and results! By Angie Chang (Co-Founder, Women 2.0) People learn to code for all sorts of reasons, from building their own startup to building on top of their partner’s startup. In the case of a San Francisco-based marketing [...]
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The frontend is the part of a web site that you can see and interact with, while the backend is all the rest. By Adda Birnir (Co-Founder, Balance Media & Skillcrush) The frontend is the part of a web site that you can see and interact with, while the backend is all the rest. You [...]
The most important life lesson my mathematician father taught me. By Adda Birnir (Co-Founder, Balance Media & Skillcrush) My dad defies every stereotype of an absent minded math professor – except for the absent minded part, he is that. Otherwise he bears little resemblance to the stereotype: he is good-looking, funny, an avid surfer, and [...]
Isn’t it funny how that “How do they do it?” question is never really “How does HE do it?” This is particularly frustrating to those women, like myself, who ARE doing it. By Jennifer McFadden (Co-Founder, Skillcrush) We, at Skillcrush, salute the inimitable Marissa Mayer as she takes on her new role as CEO of [...]
Accessibility to tech rained on by “brogramming”. By Adda Birnir (Co-Founder, Balance Media & Skillcrush) I have been following the “brogrammer” meme for months now with a mix of annoyance and exasperation. I was bummed that Twilio, a company whose product I greatly admire, helped start this “joke” and then followed the Hacker News job [...]
By Adda Birnir (Co-Founder & Front-End Developer, Balance Media) Last Friday, Kate and I had the pleasure of attending the first in a series of Founder Friday networking events hosted by Women 2.0. Held at Google HQ, the evening began with a short program of speeches. Shaherose Charania of Women 2.0 spoke
By Mandy Gresh (Consultant, Six Months Off) 5Q Friday profiles women who took a leap of faith career wise to start their own business and create the life they wanted. This week, Adda Birnir shares her story with us. 5Q Friday: Why do you love it? Add Birnir: There are many reasons to love and [...]