Meet Tsion Behailu, a Google Software Engineer in the San Francisco Bay area. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a bachelors in Computer Engineering. Tsion is not only a diligent and driven person, she also has a heart of gold. She is dedicated to helping others reach their highest potential. I’m lucky enough to have her as my cousin and mentor. When she’s not out conquering the world, she travels, spends quality time with family and friends, and inspires others to pursue computer science. Tsion was born in Metehara, Ethiopia and came to Atlanta, Georgia with

This may seem confusing and quite drastic upon initially skimming over the title, but there is a back story that provides context to a unique problem and an equally viable solution that sprouted in my life for the past year, looking back, and looking forward into 2018. I am your typical and atypical nerd. I grew up playing video games everyday, reading sci-fi/fantasy books, illustrating, writing stories, composing music, playing horn instruments obnoxiously loud in the garage, and studying any subject I found and deemed intriguing and significant to the human

I got a chance to sit down and speak to one my favorite comedy/tech YouTubers, Jarvis Johnson. When he’s not making insightful and hilarious videos about the tech world, he’s a Software Engineer at Patreon [who are currently hiring for a bunch of roles on pocitjobs.com]. Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do? I’m Jarvis. I’m a software engineer at this company called Patreon. I have a YouTube channel where I talk about life and tech through the lens of comedy and a comedy podcast called Sad boyz

As a woman, a Millennial and a minority working in the tech industry, it should come as no surprise that I am part of a demographic highly susceptible to imposter syndrome. Also referred to as fraud syndrome, imposter syndrome refers to a high-functioning individual’s inability to internalize his or her achievements and an associated state of perpetual fear of being exposed as an imposter or a fraud. Like most small glitches that accompany starting a new job in a new location, I presumed this was something that would merely disappear

This is part two of our new series Fashion Meets Tech [see part one here], in tandem with onchek Jordan, a software designer at Etsy and formerly Twitter, is one to talk about music, art, and design. As a creative, who currently shares his creativity through software, he can easily go in depth on fashion and poetry as well. In his world, creativity is fluid. It can can take any form. “I’m glad to be here,” he said as he walked in. “I’ve never really done this before, but let’s

Tell us abit about yourself and what you do? I am a Bay Area native, Filipino-American feminist, activist, and software developer. I grew up in the East Bay and attended UC Berkeley. I am a full stack developer at Carta, where I mostly work with Python/Django and Javascript/React. I help make our software bulletproof by maintaining legacy code and triaging bugs. Our company is a fintech company. Coming from a Cognitive Science, Linguistics, and pre-medical background, getting familiar with the codebase, data flow, and data models remains to be a steep

I decided to write a blog post on 4 things I have learned in my 7 months as a junior data engineer to document my learning and in the attempt to help others. These points are in no particular order and can be applied across engineering roles. When you have an idea, build it! There was a time when I raised my idea for a project, then waited for validation before I built it. I was told my idea was okay, and it remained in the backlog of tickets to do

What makes up the ideal programmer, in your mind? Is it a computer whiz who has been coding since they were seven years old and making million dollar apps? Is it an experienced developer with 10 or 20 years in the biz, who knows every language (but only the good ones, of course) and can build a website in the time it would take you to get another cup of coffee? Is it a code artiste who can write code so beautiful that it makes everyone simultaneously weep in awe

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