I went into this class with some preconceptions about how an ideal project manager should act. I learned that the reality was more complicated. By Veronica Ray (Senior, Duke University) This semester, I took a Computer Science course at Duke called Apps: From Concept to Client. My three-member team worked on a native iPad application [...]
Posts Tagged "Stack Overflow"
’bout time a girl founded the next Facebook/Google/Apple. By Frances Advincula (Software Engineer, Accenture) What I love most about being an engineer is at the end of the day, I am helping build a product, something tangible and measurable. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that right now, everyone wants to learn how to program, since [...]
At startups with more female employees, Nerf battles, wrestling matches and beer guzzling are not the only ways to have fun at the office. By Veronica Ray (Senior, Duke University) During my summer internship in San Francisco, I began to seriously think about the startup culture that suits me best. I met with other students [...]
Programming is by no means an individual pilgrimage; seeing what others are working on and helping/getting help from others can make learning much more fun and rewarding. By Michelle Sun (Student, Hackbright Academy) It’s the beginning of Hackbright Academy, working on Python. There has been ups and downs, some days (and nights) of pure nightmares, [...]
An accurate understanding of your own knowledge is what helps you grow and learn. By Anna Billstrom (iOS & Facebook App Developer, Self) I really have never thought I had Imposter Syndrome. I’m not a shrinking voilet, tend to talk pretty authoritatively, am confident, like to speak in public, etc. Yet, I joined a mailing [...]
During the hackathon, we’re constantly evaluating whether “it’s worth it” on any given problem. By Anna Billstrom (iOS & Facebook App Developer, Self) For a long time, I used Stack Overflow as a reference for error messages while programming. You can search for your error and find a lovely discussion of fixes, problems, etc. I [...]
By Penelope Trunk (Co-Founder, Brazen Careerist) I’m afraid that what the Facebook IPO means for women is nothing. Sandberg is not a role model. She’s an aberration. You can’t have small kids and a startup if you want to see their kids. I wrote about this on TechCrunch and I got skewered for being bad [...]