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You Don't Need to be Perfect to Write Good Code


At age 33, Reshma Saujani had a moment of bravery: Against all odds of winning, she ran for Congress. It was a serious long shot: People called her crazy, and said there was no way that she would win. And, well, she didn't.

But through her recklessness, the founder of Girls who Code learned an unexpected lesson. "It was the first time in my entire life where I had done something that was truly brave," she says, "Where I didn't worry about being perfect." And that's an experience, she's realized, she wants more women to have from a young age. Read More


Why I Teach Prisoners to Code


In 2010, partnering with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Prison Industry Authority (CalPIA), Chris Redlitz was one of the founding members of a six-month business and entrepreneurship program called The Last Mile to leverage many of the disciplines that we use within our investment practice. "We work with prisoners who've committed many crimes, some of them violent. (We don't work with those on death row or with people incarcerated for crimes against children.) Read More



The Untapped Genius That Could Change Science for the Better

In 2010, partnering with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Prison Industry Authority (CalPIA), Chris Redlitz was one of the founding members of a six-month business and entrepreneurship program called The Last Mile to leverage many of the disciplines that we use within our investment practice. "We work with prisoners who've committed many crimes, some of them violent. (We don't work with those on death row or with people incarcerated for crimes against children.)" Read More



Women Building Careers With Code

Adria Richards is a Developer Evangelist at SendGrid, a Boulder-based startup out of TechStars that makes it easy for developers to send email from web applications and get delivery analytics. SendGrid delivers 5 billion emails per month for customers like Pinterest, Uber, foursquare and Angel List. Before SendGrid, Adria worked as a SMB technology consultant to streamline workflows using Google Apps and cloud based solutions. She has delivered training and technology services for Fortune 500 companies and startups including Apple, John Deere, Equinox and Zendesk. Adria's passion for technology has led to a loyal following on her YouTube channel with more than 1.5 million views. In this presentation Adria intoduces women who have used their coding expertise to start their own businesses. Read More



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