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+DevFest West Terrific event you've got coming up for October.  But what's with a roster that's 100% men?  Google has had so many terrific female engineers and managers. How come their expertise isn't among the conf's speaker list and codelab leaders?
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+Carina Zona we are working on a "Women in Tech" panel for the event, and the speaker/code lab list is always changing. We reached out to people, and either haven't heard back, or had schedule conflicts.

We are 100% supportive of Women developers, you can help us by pinging them in this post, and asking them to talk at our event. We will be more than happy to host them ;)
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I'm presenting on "Schemas for the Real World" at Golden Gate Ruby Conference in September.

App development, especially for social, challenges us to evaluate how to code for the complexity of modern life. Examples include the growing range of labels people ascribe to their important relationships, sexual orientation, and gender. Users are giving push-back to questions that carry ill-fitted assumptions.

Facebook, Google+, and developers in many other industries are grappling with these issues. The most resilient approaches will arise from an app's own foundations. We'll look at schemas' influence on product scope, UX, and analytics. Then we'll check out a range of approaches for bringing modern realities into any app's schema, views, and logic.

http://gogaruco.com/
2012 Golden Gate Ruby Conference. September 14–15, 2012 San Francisco, CA at UCSF Mission Bay Register · Home · Speakers · Schedule · Sponsors · Team · Location. Explore new possibilities in the birth...
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I get it, yes, Google I/O is coming to town and everyone's excited to piggyback their event to it.  At least a dozen excellent and genuinely substantial events I really would like to go to --  all competing for the same 2-3 hours of evening.  

Quit it.

You have something great to offer, and San Francisco can provide you with outstanding tech audiences every day of the year.  Scheduling on the 28th has unnecessarily forced us into the position of having to miss it.  At minimum, take note next time of how neglected the 27th, 29th (especially!), 30th are this year.
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And I didn't know they're doing Ignite talks. Shoot. ...Adding to list of 28th's conflicts... Groan.
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I'm teaching at NextSpace on Thursday, about Bash commandline skills and Git version management for web developers. Limited enrollment workshop, aimed at beginners.
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A documentary film about _why? Hells yeah, I wanna see that. #ruby #art #ameliaearhart
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Meta-meetup! CodeChix, Black Girls Code, Confident Coding, Girl Geek Dinners, among other tech women's projects/meetups. I've put out the word to the Railsbridge, Women Who Code, and PyLadies organizers in hopes that they'll also get on that evening's roster.

Although the meetup is a tie-in to the Fluent conference, it's open RSVP.

(If you're one of the Saturday frontend Railsbridge students in search of followup education, take note of the workshops calendar for Fluent. 20% off with coupon code, ahem.)
 
Great networking opportunity during O'Reilly's Fluent Conference in San Francisco
If you're a woman looking for like-minded communities to join, c'mon down to our meetup on Wednesday evening. In addition to great networking, you'll hear lightning pitches from groups, companies, and...
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I'm teaching Git Essentials again, this time for PyLadies on July 30th. Enrollment filled within an hour of the PyLadies announcement going out today. So get on the wait list soon if you're interested.  No Python or Git experience necessary.
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Steve Klabnik gives a good, tight RailsConf ignite talk on privilege within tech communities. Right on for the cheers at "'...I'm sorry you were offended..." is not an apology."

http://vimeo.com/41237183
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Black Girls Code is returning to San Francisco in June, for a one day workshop on building web pages. Girls 7-16 welcome. I'll be volunteering. Come join in too!
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