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Monday Morning Kickstart

Can you believe that it’s the end of June already? I sure can’t! The past week was quite a blur. I attended AdaCamp and Open Source Bridge which were both super fun! I’ll have posts up this week talking about all the things I learned. In the meantime, check out these links to get your brain going on this last day of the month!

Learn more about designing with dynamic content using Brad Frost’s Pattern Lab.

Model View Culture published an excellent piece on why perks can be bad for company culture.

Read how one product manager communicates with his team more effectively.

Have a great Monday!

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Moving the Needle

A few weeks ago popular design magazine A List Apart published “We Have Work to Do: #yesallwomen and the Web”. It wasn’t just a report of the #yesallwomen movement, like some other tech blogs. The ALA was the only tech publication that I saw not only mentioned #yesallwomen (few did even that) but agreed and pledged a new editorial agenda because of it. They are now committed to amplifying the words of people who respect all members of our tech community and to seeking out diverse contributors. And it struck a chord! The comments are full of nice people applauding ALA for publicly supporting diversity. Tech culture win, right?

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Monday Morning Kickstart

Thinking about hopping on the speaking circuit? Definitely read Kathy Sierra’s thoughts on presentation speakers-as-UI.

Julie Pagano published a wonderful overview of how to participate in feminist activism for us techies. This is definitely one to share!

One more link to keep around: How Do I Win an Argument About the Wage Gap?

It’s soft and quiet here in Portland, which is perfect get-writing-done weather! I’m looking forward to launching some updates to my website this week and putting together some longer-form posts for Venn. What are you up to this week? 

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