Geeks are people who love something so much that all the details matter.
I think it's very comforting for people to put me in a box. 'Oh, she's a fluffy girlie girl who likes clothes and cupcakes. Oh, but wait, she is spending her weekends doing hardware electronics.'
Shifting toward management meant greater responsibility and influence, but it also meant giving up programming day-to-day in my role, which was hard because it took me out of my comfort zone.
I have a theory that burnout is about resentment. And you beat it by knowing what it is you're giving up that makes you resentful.
If you can find something that you're really passionate about, whether you're a man or a woman comes a lot less into play. Passion is a gender-neutralizing force.
I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. When there's that moment of 'Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this,' and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough.
When people think about computer science, they imagine people with pocket protectors and thick glasses who code all night.
It's really wonderful to work in an environment with a lot of smart people.
I refuse to be stereotyped.
I've always liked simplicity.
I pace myself by taking a week-long vacation every four months.
Beyond basic mathematical aptitude, the difference between good programmers and great programmers is verbal ability.
Employees, especially young people, want more than a paycheck.
You can be good at technology and like fashion and art. You can be good at technology and be a jock. You can be good at technology and be a mom. You can do it your way, on your terms.
Product management really is the fusion between technology, what engineers do - and the business side.
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