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The Multitude of Interfaces


[this post was also posted to Medium] Over the last few years, I’ve taken an intentional direction towards working in distributed systems and cloud computing rather than user interface programming — I almost wrote “web” there, but the aforementioned topics are a HUGE part of the web! But especially because my language of choice tends to be […]

Do ask questions or, how we had a stereotypical conversation at a conference about being welcoming


I was recently at a conference I really enjoy, but had an interesting interaction that’s generalizable to any event, so here we go! In front of the information table there was this tape reading “DON’T ASK DUMB QUESTIONS” and then below it, “RTFM.” Some friends had just come from a talk they found interesting, about […]


Serverless zine #0


I recently made a zine about serverless compute — the idea started with telling a story that explains the “how” of serverless compute to answer the question: How does your code run in a serverless environment? I started writing out a story, since I use words to express myself a bit more than shapes. And […]

Never Graduate Week 2018


Last week I worked from Recurse Center’s annual Never Graduate Week, or as I explain to my friends “alumni week for programming camp.” While I was working the whole time, I did get to go to a few events, and focus on some interesting things. Projects Like I said, I was working, so my projects […]

Global Diversity CFP Day Recap (Philly edition)


This past Saturday, Sarah Gray and I organized the Philly edition of the first Global Diversity CFP Day. Sharing some post-event thoughts. #gdcfpday is underway in #Philly! — Pam Selle (@pamasaur) February 3, 2018 Why do it? It’s not something I oft say publicly, but I don’t frequently do “diversity work” anymore. For years, […]

2017 in review (bullets)


Welcome to the 2017 “bullets” post (previous years). This year was … really kind of hard. For a lot of people. I honestly didn’t touch my bullets.txt file until the fall, neglecting to recognize my accomplishments as I did them. In addition, I noticed that because I haven’t been journaling, when I did add to […]

Only made possible because of Devs Like You


Last week, I had the honor of keynoting LibertyJS, the regional Philadelphia JavaScript conference that I helped found 4 years ago. During my keynote, I gave a talk on serverless compute (and why you should care) but then included a microtalk at the end about tech community organizing. Credit given where due, I took the […]