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  • Listen to Your and (All) Mothers

    Creating family-inclusive tech communities.

  • Shepherding Unicorns

    How to be a good web design mentor.

  • Owning It

    The art of being awesome.

  • How To Not Be an Expert

    A manifesto for the anti-expert.

  • Redesigning the Interface

    Making software make sense to everyone. Keynote from Strange Loop 2013.

  • Adventures in Prototyping

    How to make simple, solid HTML/CSS prototypes.

  • Cartoons and Creativity

    What I learned from animator Chuck Jones. Lessons about making things, finding a career and learning from every source you can.

  • The Superhero's Guide to Avoiding Community Burnout

    How to effectively handle debate, conflict and strife within communities and still push forward for progress.

  • Teaching Our CSS To Play Nice

    Discussing CSS organization, tools and best practices across large projects and teams.

  • How To Change the World with a Girl and a Computer

    My story about coming to a career in technology and how we can create ways to encourage and support women doing the same.

  • Straight-Up Design

    Digging deeper into the design process by providing resources and tools beginners can use to improve their own projects.

  • Developers Can't Design

    (And other completely untrue design myths.) Demystifying the process of designing for websites and applications by explaining the principles of design and how they relate to development.

  • Unlocking the Clubhouse

    Developing software education and practices for diverse beginners. Looking at the statistics of minorities in technology and the experiences of people creating new communities dedicated to bringing more diverse beginners into the field.