Hectic week with lots of social commitments, out with a friend one night, at a women in tech meet-up another night, had a chat with someone about their challenges recruiting women (followed by a solo-mini-Cate-time, sushi, a book, and a long walk), met up with someone about potentially speaking at their conference, caught up with some people I used to work with who happened to be in town, and recorded a podcast interview for my upcoming talk at modevUX. Weekend was more chill, gym time, afternoon tea with friends, wondered home through Hyde Park (very pretty! There was actually sunshine!) and prep for my talk at the Lovelace Colloquium next week.
Finally traded in my busted up band for an up24, I really like the automatic syncing.
Productive, but exhausting. Couldn’t even face leaving with my laptop on Friday night (in case I wanted to work from home on Monday), just looked at it and felt can’t and left it behind.
Hooked on Veronica Mars, starting to hate it because I like it too much. Still reading An Absolute Deception, and 4 Hour Body (reading slowly to try out tips as I go), and also started Manage Your Day To Day.
Product links Amazon.
- Things To Say Yes To
- 5 Undervalued Skills in Tech… And Why You Should Master Them Anyway
- Book: Principle Centered Leadership
ON THE INTERNET
- I’m torn between horror/admitation: Single woman spends 14 years with mannequin family to make a point http://bit.ly/OmPJvA /via @felsull
- As an engineer on the other side of this “you should be a PM!” I found @ellenchisa‘s take on women in PM interesting: http://blog.ellenchisa.com/2014/04/06/portraying-women-in-product-management/ …
- This is good – A Primer on Showing Empathy in the Tech Industry – http://bit.ly/1gP5SWq /via @jyhsu /by @colonizesaturn
- What is that again? Anyone can succeed in America? Charts debunking the American Dream – http://bit.ly/1hicKqJ /via @rmi
- I like this idea – Why making my tasks emotional increased my productivity – http://buff.ly/1hbewyQ
- More depressing stats – “52% of women have been bullied or harassed at work in the past three years” – http://buff.ly/1lEwzjB /via @felsull
- Horrifying story of aftermath of sexual assault and Harvard’s lack of action TW: rape, victim blaming – http://buff.ly/1lEwRqO /via @ekp
- “Is it really so hard to have compassion about something that might not directly affect you?” http://buff.ly/1q07IWN /via @NatDudley
- These lights are cool, very beautiful – http://buff.ly/1q086om
- DON’T WORRY EVERYONE we were missing a man’s opinion on street harrassment, luckily one was kind enough to provide. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/09/everyday-sexism-condemns-sexual-advances-mysogynist …
- One of my favourite authors – Dorothy Sayers & “The Lost Tools of Learning” http://bit.ly/Pr5jrp /by @dontgetcaught
- Good things for hiring managers to think about here – Is “culture fit” discriminatory? http://bit.ly/1hr5kBB
- Glad @adriarichards: wrote about whitewashing, in that nyt piece: Technology Has A Culture Problem, Not a Man Problem http://butyoureagirl.com/2014/04/09/technologys-culture-problem/ …
- Long but fascinating article, on blaming organizations http://bit.ly/1hrObYt /via @hypatiadotca
- Read this, on disadvantage being a foreign concept that many people don’t understand – http://bit.ly/1hUQaZQ
- Really good article on speaker introductions – http://bit.ly/1hxXmGQ /via @GirlGeeksWR /cc @dontgetcaught
- Such a beautiful video – Slow Life – http://bit.ly/1hxXlCx /via @amygdala @stevesilberman @petapixel
- I love both the creations, and mistakes leading to new ideas – http://buff.ly/1hg9LDW /cc @lccarson
- Good article – Is “culture fit” discriminatory? – http://buff.ly/1hrTpco