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Global Diversity CFP Day Recap (Philly edition)

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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! pic.twitter.com/yblxBAS7l8 — 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)

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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

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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 […]

Playing with ASTs in Python

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Earlier this week, we had company hack day, to take a short break from the hustle of the roadmap (and there’s lots!!) to work on something else, and my team worked on a CLI tool. We used click to build some cool stuff, and one of the features I built wraps a Python lambda handler […]

Strange Loop 2017 in Review – Day 1

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It’s a few days since Strange Loop 2017 wrapped up, wonderful as always thanks to the tireless efforts of the herd of organizers (Alex, Bridget, Crystal, Nick, Mario and Ryan!!), volunteers, and thank you sponsors for your 💰. Strange Loop is one of my favorite technical conferences ever (and I’ve been to quite a few). […]

On podcasts

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A couple items of podcast news! One: Turing-Incomplete is out of podfade*! * podfade – when a podcast stops publishing episodes, and sort of fades out of existence for either a break or permanently. A couple changes: For Turing-Incomplete, we’re now going to record by season (season 1 ran for two years and had 92 […]

Thoughts from Google I/O 2017 (Day 1)

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I thought I’d do some reporting on my experience here at Google I/O. This is my first one (ticket courtesy of the Google Developer Experts Program), and so I’ll collect my thoughts/learnings/experiences here. Getting in/Registration Fairly easy. I’m splitting an AirBnB with a fellow GDE who is attending his 8th Google I/O, so I have […]