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I’ve Been Hiring People for 10 Years, and I Still Swear by a Simple Rule: If Someone Doesn’t Send a Thank-You Email, Don’t Hire Them.

The executive managing editor of Insider Inc. has hired hundreds of people over 10 years.
‚ÄĒ Read on www.entrepreneur.com/article/331905

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Cities will Pay ūüíį You to Move There

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Walk Disney Quote

The way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing.

Nothing Lasts Forever

This hit me profoundly this afternoon. ¬†I feel millennial understand this phrase, ‘ Nothing Lasts Forever.’ ¬†Nothing does, though I often live like I will have eternal options. ¬†The people I love will always be around. ¬†I can always pursue my goals one day in the distant future. ¬†The movie Dead Poets Society’s phrase ‘Carpe Diem,’ Seize the Day should be embraced more often than it has been.

I do not mean, don’t plan for things. ¬†You should plan and plan to be living well in to your 90s. ¬†What I mean to say is also plan for little things and other big things like kids. ¬†Have multiple plans, prioritize them and keep focused on those goals. ¬†Remind yourself and talk with your partner if you have one regularly about where you want to go and what you want to do in life.

Fear – the Next Step in Your/My Life

I do not know if you are like me.  A steady job, a steady income, a (false)sense of security.  About 5 weeks ago my world was thrown upside down.  One of the folks at my work had deliberately tried to end my career.  He sees it as just business, but I see it as something very different.  My stable, steady world was shattered.

So what did I do?  I did everything to repair the damage he had caused and for the most part I fixed things and re-established my safe and steady world.  The only problem was i realized it could happen again.  So what do I do?  I have my steady job back, but I no longer feel safe.  Worse, I still have to work with this individual whom I clearly can no longer trust.

It means I need to explore options outside of my comfort zone.  Does that terrify me?  Yes.  I may even start my own firm.  5 of my friends have done it and all have been successful.  Comparatively, when they worked at my firm I was better than them at their jobs.  So they all recommend I leave and go independent with or without them.

It terrifies me, but I feel if I do not do it I will never be free.

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WomenWhoCode helping women in tech

WWCONNECT2016 in Seattle

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Computer literacy is becoming¬†essential than ever in a recent development of technology. At work, I find¬†myself feeling incapable¬†because I don’t understand Ruby, SQL and data analysis. I’ve been feeling of necessity of learning how our app works so I can talk to our developers and find a solution. One of my colleague have told me ‚ÄúEveryone should learn how to code.‚ÄĚ Working at a small office, I know that it’d help a lot¬†if everyone could¬†jump in on a repo and fix issues, and create and discuss new features based on coding¬†knowledge (not just an idea off course from capability of our system).
Then at home, as I sit down winding on a couch, CEO of Girls who code¬†was talking¬†on The Daily¬†Show with Trevor Noah about¬†their mission to teach girls to code and touted about their success stories. I’ve seen more and more of the message of importance of coding skill.

OK, so I need to learn how to code.

So, what do I do? As I was searching on the web and found the Women who code having an event in Seattle. I wasn’t sure if this is the right place for somebody who just started learning to code. I’ve been teaching myself basic free online courses for a couple of months. I really wanted to see if this is something I can do it and enjoy it. I wanted to see women working in the field, their success and their struggle and all. And I found WWCode created this worldwide community and it is growing strong. I thought this will be a great opportunity to learn. So, I signed up¬†WWCONNECT2016 held in Seattle on Mar 19-20.

I’m glad I flew to Seattle (on March, yeah, I was advised it’s not the best season to go there but I found the weather was soothing and I liked it.) As I got there at the venue, there was a sense of support, encouragement and motivation in a room.

Here’s what I learned at WWCONNECT2016 conference.

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