I’m still processing all the great feedback I got after giving my talk “Crossing The Canyon Of Cognizance: A Shared Adventure”, but I wanted to get the slides posted online along with the links to the blog posts and articles I cite. (I added a few extra “suggested reading” links too for the ambitious.)
A full post on RailsConf will go here shortly. 👆
Dominic M. Liddel, @dominicmliddell, “Lessons Learned While Working to Build Black Tech Community”
Rebecca Poulson, @rebeccapoulson, “The Junior Jump”, (link will be added when posted on Ancient City Ruby site)
Stephanie Migdalia Pi Herrera, @pi_inthecloud, “Institutional Barriers for Women of Color at Code Schools”
Suggested reading (this list might grow):
Erik Trautman, “Why Learning to Code is So Damn Hard”
Monica F. Cox, Ph.D., @monicafcox, “Professionally Prepared but Not Pioneer Prepared”
I’d requested that everyone moved to one side of the room or the other since my slides were more important than my face. Walter’s tweet about it made me laugh!
Okay, then I actually gave the talk:
I wanted to stand up and shout at the end of @pwnela's talk: "I am Tenderfoot, hear me roar or whatever noise unicorns make)!"— Kristin Clement (@kmblackwell) April 22, 2015
@pwnela's talk is my fave so far. And I'm not just saying that b/c she's my guide. Also, you can now call me Tenderfoot Thompson.— Rashida Thompson (@rashidathompson) April 22, 2015
I was so touched that people had an emotional reaction to Tenderfoot’s journey. I wouldn’t have had a Tenderfoot without my wonderful coworker and friend Tam Vo. We’re working on releasing a fun Tenderfoot sticker set, so keep some 👀 out for that!