Jessica Bell is a frontend engineer at the New York Times where she works on Wirecutter. She is located in...well, it depends on when you ask her!Jessica has been traveling full time, living and working out of a suitcase since 2018, but that doesn't stop her from building and supporting tech communities along the way. She has taken her experience working with groups in the US—including Women Who Code and Black Code Collective—and gone international, serving a chair on the Association for Computing Machinery Distinguished Speakers Committee where she works to ensure more equitable representation at tech conferences around the world.We talk about her life on the road, lessons learned working for a large publisher, and her experiences as an advocate for underrepresented folks in tech communities.Learn more about Jessica and her work 👉 http://sirjessthebrave.com/Follow Jessica on Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/SirJesstheBraveSign up for the Wirecutter Deals Newsletter 👉 https://thewirecutter.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe
Michelle Schulp is an independent UX designer and web developer based in Minneapolis. She is also a household name in the WordPress community, and she's given dozens of great talks on a wide range of topics at tech conferences over the years.Traveling for conferences is not cheap, and preparing for talks takes a lot of time and energy that takes you off of paid work. In this episode, Michelle talks about why she makes speaking a priority and how she manages the demands of both public speaking and client work as an independent contractor.Follow Michelle on Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/marktimemediaRead more about Michelle 👉 https://marktimemedia.comSee Michelle's workshop at WordCamp US in St. Louis 👉 https://2019.us.wordcamp.org/session/templates-plugins-blocksHey, we're finally into double digit episodes! -- thank you all for your support and feedback!
In this episode, I chat with Laurie Barth and dig in to her journey from working with abstract mathematical concepts to a career in software development. We discuss common misconceptions about math in code, embracing community, and a lot more. Follow Laurie on Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/laurieontechRead more about Laurie 👉 https://laurieontech.com
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