Totally checking out Grace Hopper Conference 2016!

Well, I decided to take the phantasmagorical dive off the deep end of my comfort zone and volunteer as a blogger for the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing (Also, did you know “phantasmagorical” is a real word?). I’m excited. 🙂 And terrified! 🙁 Despite all the practiced positive self-talk I shower upon myself […]

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My “drinking game” words

A few months back I was going through some kind of quarter life crisis in which the only solution that made sense was to get wine and chocolate cake with my roommate. Clearly! After rapid-firing my entire arsenal self-pitying shame sludge at her, my ever-patient roommate made a simple observation. “You say ‘should’ and ‘silly’ […]

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I’ll NOT have what you’re having

Has this ever happened to you? You go out to dinner with some friends. After picking up the menu, your eyes make a first pass. You immediately pick the one you like. Let’s say it’s chicken parmesan. Yes, tonight is definitely a chicken parmesan kind of night. You close the menu. The waiter approaches. He […]

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Asking for help when you don’t even know what to ask

Five months ago, I embarked on a glorious adventure, the next step in my technical development with a new team at Microsoft. You could have almost seen the stars in my eyes as I daydreamed about what would surely be nonstop learning, rapid advancement, and the future of an all-star developer in the making. I would understand everything with confidence by […]

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Why don’t you just write something crappy?

I’m the type of person who tries to say things in as few words as possible but has no problems making gratuitous use of pictures. I like pictures. They say things for you, are quick to produce, and aren’t intimidating.  I take pictures of myself, my friends, my cat, my work, my play, my travels, and my food. […]

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