The following are excerpts from an interview with JPL Engineer Nagin Cox. She helped send the Curiosity Rover to Mars in August 2012. By Sophia Viklund (Co-Founder, BackCode) & Esther Nam (Web Developer, Cars.com) Nagin Cox joined Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in 1993 and has since served as a systems engineer and manager on multiple [...]
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During the hackathon, we’re constantly evaluating whether “it’s worth it” on any given problem. By Anna Billstrom (iOS & Facebook App Developer, Self) The AT&T Hackfest was in Palo Alto. Sleepy, beautiful, affluent, diverse and yet economically not-diverse, Palo Alto, at the AT&T Foundry, a neat space with lots of power, sunlight, and (oddly, but [...]
This is my story of how I almost won $20k. By Hadiyah Mujhid (Co-Founder, Black Founders) This weekend I participated in the AT&T Mobile HTML5 Hackathon. I had very mixed feelings in the beginning about my participation for multiple reasons. The first reason in which I was against participating is because I have a number [...]
How to convince a software engineer to join your early-stage tech startup. By Edward Kim (Senior Engineer, Triptrotting) Almost once a week, I get a random phone call, email, message, etc. It goes something like this: “Hey Eddie, I’ve got this million dollar idea. I just need a programmer to make it.” Before I go [...]
Ruchi Sanghvi was an engineer at Facebook for five years, and was the only woman who was an original member of the team. Now she runs her own company, Cove. She discusses the difficulties and, ultimately, the rewards of being a woman in the tech industry. When Ruchi Sanghvi arrived for her first job interview at [...]
By Poornima Vijayashanker (Founder & CEO, BizeeBee) Looking back 21 years ago I never would have fathomed I would have become a femgineer. At the age of eight, I had decided I was going to be a lawyer, writer, and professor, because I loved to read, write, and speak. I spent the next 10 years [...]
By Asmau Ahmed (Founder, color p.i.) My startup story begins long before color p.i. was chosen as one of a select few Astia clients, long before I built the technology, and certainly long before I wrote the business plan while I was at Columbia Business School. My story begins with years of unsuccessfully navigating cosmetic [...]