Pillars of supportive management: Feedback

September 30, 20196 min read

Effective feedback builds trust among team members. Creating a culture of feedback opens lines of communication and provides a framework for productive conversation.

Identifying Your Core Values

September 29, 20193 min read

Core values allow you to clearly define and name what you believe to be most important. They give you a mechanism for evaluating your decisions and for identifying thoughts and behaviors that align with your beliefs.

Understanding Student & Child Privacy Regulations: COPPA

September 12, 20196 min read

COPPA is a comprehensive law aimed at protecting children’s privacy on the internet.

Understanding Student and Child Privacy Regulations: PPRA

September 10, 20194 min read

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) protects the rights of parents and students to consent so sharing highly sensitive information in surveys, analyses, or evaluations.

Understanding Student and Child Privacy Regulations: FERPA

September 09, 20196 min read

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects student education records by granting rights to parents and eligible students—students who are 18 or older or enrolled in postsecondary school.

7 tips for a successful coding workshop

June 17, 20195 min read

I’ve compiled my biggest takeaways from my recent unit testing and Heroku deployment workshop to hopefully help you with your next workshop prep.

7 things I've learned to make conference speaking easier

June 16, 20197 min read

I’ve given 7 talks, appeared on 2 podcasts, and done a radio interview. I’ve learned a ton about what makes a good talk and how to come up with content, but I’ve also learned some of the nitty gritty good-to-knows that can make the conference speaking experience 100 times easier.

What software developers can learn about consulting from hair salons

January 06, 20196 min read

Being a hair stylist is like being a personal consultant for each client that sits in your chair. My mom owns a successful hair salon in my hometown. A lot of what I know about being a good consultant comes from watching my mom and the other stylists.

Weaving in ends: a life philosophy

January 05, 20193 min read

I was on the bus earlier this week and I was working on a crochet Christmas stocking. As I was crocheting and moving the ends from my color work out of the way, I had a thought about how your approach to weaving in ends says a lot of your life philosophy.

Explaining technical concepts to a non-technical audience

November 15, 201812 min read

If you can clearly explain technical concepts, your audience will be more likely to accept your ideas, invest in your ideas, and ultimately adopt your ideas.