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No ticket, no party: 7 benefits of using project management tools

There are a number of benefits to using project management tools, and I bring you 7 in this post! If you are a project manager you are probably already sold to the idea of using them in your project. Project managers, we love issue and project tracking software like Basecamp, Redmine, JIRA and the long…

INTERVIEW WITH ELLEN KöNIG

Ellen König is a full-time web developer, information junkie and part-time psychology student. She is about to give her career a change of direction and will join Soundcloud soon as an insight engineer in October. We met at Mrgn and I saw her speaking at eurucamp a few days later. She was bold and inspiring, so I did my fan thing and asked her for an interview.

The Chromebook Challenge – 2 months later…

Two months in the Chromebook Challenge, I can say I am generally happy with the experience. My Chromebook does almost everything I need it to do; I am lucky because most of my work happens on online applications such as Cobot, Gmail, Intercom, Base, Github, Asana... Google Drive lets me make files available offline, what…

Speaking about women in tech at Campus Party 2013

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In the summer of 2013, I was invited to join a group of tech entrepreneurs on stage at Campus Party in London to present Rails Girls, a free workshop that introduces women to software development over a weekend. My short presentation highlighted: Technology is trend: The larges companies in the world have a technology base…

Tech Conferences: Women welcome and wanted

GOTO is a conference for software developers that happens in different locations, including Berlin. It features some of the industry's best speakers, practitioners and trainers and it covers topics such as agile development, UX, mobile, APIs, or product management. co.up sponsors some of the GOTO team activities, so I had access to a free ticket.…

Companies I admire: 37 Signals

37signals creates and maintains web-based applications for collaboration, project management, and information sharing. In their own words, they build ‘frustration-free web-based apps for collaboration, sharing information, and making decisions.’ But beyond developing applications to help us get things done, they maintain a popular company blog and job board, write insightful books, and their developers contribute…

Speaking about women in tech at the Rupy conference

A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Czech Republic to go to Rupy. In November 2012, just after 8 months in the Rails world, I received an invitation from the organizers to go to Brno and speak about Rails Girls - I couldn't say no! So on Thursday 15h I jumped in a car…

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