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Apr 13:

One of the worst things a company can do is hire talented and passionate employees but block them from reaching their full potential.

On the flip side, one of the worst things an employee can do (who's not feeling fulfilled) is to stay.

I have a theory that I'm doing ok as a woman in tech since I've mostly been a free agent (eg. contract) since 2008.
Re:@catehstn:
"Women are leaving your tech company because you don’t deserve to keep us around." - 2015: year of the table flip - http://tableflip.club/ 

ICYMI, many #womenintech don't leave b/c of "family". They leave b/c they get passed over for promotions. See: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1soIYek-YEIvqtu9brv3ecdPbuVzQKp_GhAozC06UrLo/preview

Make a little * dance across your Grove LCD screen using JavaScript: https://gist.github.com/pearlchen/f70d201fcffe31495a4b #IntelMaker  

Scroll text across your Grove LCD screen using JavaScript: https://gist.github.com/pearlchen/31ac996f8688a01cc5b6 #IntelMaker  

Apr 14

Grunt! Gulp! NPM scripts! More task runner demos than you can shake a computer mouse at!
Re:@YeomanTO:
We're teaming with @torontojs to bring you our next meetup event: Task Runners & Build Process Automation http://tracked.link/1ct7tlU   #YeomanTO

Apr 15

At my 1st job out of school, I learned I was getting paid $10K less than someone doing similar work. #neveragain
Re:@saraashleyo:
.@ThisTechGirl told a dude how much $ she was making. It changed her life. http://money.cnn.com/2015/04/15/smallbusiness/saadia-muzaffar-womens-circle/index.html #equalpay  

Downside of writing JS for hardware is a LOT of setTimeouts + callbacks as you wait for hardware to do its thing. No simple: delay(100);

Internal dialogue: 
"Hmmm.... that seems buggy"
"Let's add in another setTimeout()!"
"Yep, fixed it"

Always has to be that one condescending guy at a meetup, doesn't there. Thanks, jerk, right when I was leaving. Otherwise, perfect night.

Apr 16

Excited to announce @klab_ca is sponsoring @RUFashionZone's wearables hackathon, Hack'N'Talk! http://hackntalk.com  

Toronto: where racoons have been making news headlines for the past month.

You Don't Have Impostor Syndrome
https://medium.com/@aliciatweet/you-don-t-have-impostor-syndrome-126e4c4bdcc

Updated my Intel Edison + Grove LCD sample!! Now supports 2 rows of flawless scrolling text. https://gist.github.com/pearlchen/31ac996f8688a01cc5b6

Apr 17

To any new web devs struggling with learning JavaScript: find solace in knowing it's not you, it's JavaScript.
tableflip dot club - flipping off tech since 2015
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Android dev? Going to #BABBQ15? Interested in collaborating on a hands-on workshop? (you = Android code, me = BLE hardware). Ping me!
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+Robert Labancz I'll send you an email tomorrow!
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^^ lazy person ^^
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Instructables tutorial coming soon! #IntelMaker
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Inquiring minds need to know... when will +Big Android BBQ 2015 be??
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Oh I forgot about this post. Sorry. Details are available now. Early bird should launch publicly tomorrow but they're available now. 
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Curious as to how an existing NodeJS app can be ported to the Intel Edison via Intel XDK? I made a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d05EdrdN9ho #IntelMaker
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So much more than a Developer Conference, The Big Android BBQ is a grassroots, community-driven celebration of Android that is equal parts education, entertainment, and altruism.
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My poor little G+ stream hasn't been getting much love lately. So I'm going to try posting "my week on Twitter" summaries each week and see how that goes.

From previous week:

Apr 6:
If you use Gmail filters+labels+categories, this query is so useful: in:inbox category:primary -label:"label to hide" -label:"hide this too"

Apr 6: 
Not being snarky but you know what would go well on a @ThePhysicalWeb beacon? A NFC sticker. Both technologies (BLE, NFC) have questionable device support so just combine both of them as fallback for each other. Seems silly that 2 complimentary technologies have been put in opposition of each other by some technologists and media.

Apr 7:
Going to call it now: the hot hot tech for 2015 is going to be the "smart desk clock".

Apr 8:
I just published "What’s inside a (Google)@ThePhysicalWeb BLE beacon?". https://medium.com/@pearlchen/what-s-inside-a-google-physical-web-ble-beacon-921835831d8f

Apr 11: 
Happy #fitcwmm day! To my dear followers, you may see a lot of RTs from me of women saying and doing awesome things. #SorryNotSorry

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Twitter hashtag search for FITCWMM: https://twitter.com/hashtag/fitcwmm?src=hash
Google’s been working on a project called The Physical Web. If you’ve heard of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacons like A…
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+Dan Scott Notifications aren't in your face but the Physical Web Android app does take up one (precious) icon spot in the notifications bar when it sees one or more beacons nearby.

Good for large, temporal spaces that you might pass in and out of, but annoying as hell when you're at home with any number of beacons nearby. They need/should add RSSI strength (distance) as part of the detection filter process.

(Fyi, you have to pull down the notification shade or go into the app to act on the broadcasted URLs.)
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Whoa, sudden new influx of G+ followers! Hello, and where did you come from?
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Hmm, it's a neat idea, especially if you add a little inline commentary on each link. Much easier for me as a follower than trying to ferret out your individual tweets from my Twitter stream!

The only drawback is that only one of the interesting links will be able to get a nice rich snippet on the post.
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#Toronto: The +FITC Women's Make & Mix is back again for 2015 and it's this Saturday! Join us for creative making fun & networking http://makeandmix.eventbrite.com #FITCWMM #FITCToronto
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Calling all would-be #IntelMakers! New getting started resource if you like watching videos more than reading.
 
A series of video walk-through for getting started with #Intel #Edison are up.  These are the videos that we're using to get people started at the Intel Iot Roadshow.

Thanks to +Pearl Chen for producing these #intelmaker http://blogs.intel.com/evangelists/2015/03/18/intel-edison-walkthrough-videos-on-idz/
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