The Hacker Chick Blog
creativity, innovation, and pushing the edge on what's possible
Tech Misfits Unite!
The Creativity Lab is now live! For techies who are done living on auto pilot and ready to start doing the work that they love.
Why “Hacker” ?
As a self-taught programmer, the most inspirational book for me in my early years, what really made me want to be a coder and never look back, was Steven Levy’s Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution. In it, Levy describes the early computer hackers, starting back at MIT in the 1950’s, and their insatiable thirst […]
How to Work with Developers at Your Startup: A Guide for Non-Techies
Got developers at your startup? Freaking out because you have no idea how to manage them… judge the quality of their work… coach them through the forever changing product that marks the life of a startup…? Here’s what you need to do. Not just one of these. All of them. I know. It’s a long list. But they […]
Evolution is the ultimate hacker
If you’re interested in pushing the edge on what’s possible then you should look to evolution as a role model, because evolution is the ultimate hacker.
30 Days of Getting Shit Done
Screw New Years Resolutions. If you really want to get shit done in 2018, join us in the Tech Misfits Creativity Lab for 30 Days of Getting Shit Done. It’s free, it’s fun, you’ll get to do it alongside the elite tech misfits (remember that you are the average of the 5 people you spend […]
What motivates you to create?
I’ve been asking developers what it is that motivates and excites them to write code in their spare time. The best answer I’ve gotten so far is from Brendan Kohler. To which, I exhibit zero surprise.
How can I help you to push the edge on what’s possible?
In packing to move to my new home (3 weeks!!!) I stumbled over a pile of thank you notes I’ve gotten from student hackers & entrepreneurs that I’ve worked with (seriously, students are the best. Hand-written thank you notes! Who does that?!). And all these memories came flooding back… I’ve been so crazy, over-the-top, fortunate […]
So if you’ve been following along, you know I’m in the middle of this 30 posts in 30 days challenge. Which, as a die-hard perfectionist who tends to blog more like 30 posts in 30 months…. well, is a challenge. My biggest challenge is allowing myself to put together a quick post to share my […]
The Shame of Creativity
It’s clear, yet weirdly unspoken, that I confused a lot of people when I decided to go from being Hacker in Residence for Harvard Innovation Lab to creating websites.
Which do you want to be: perfect or innovative?
Do as I say, not as I do This is a quote I tweeted out last week with the comment A good reminder for us damn perfectionists: “It is easy to begin once you have accepted that what you produce may not be very good, and that’s normal.” — Megan Mcardle But, clearly. As I sit here at 5am […]
Ask Me Anything
I’ve challenged myself to 30 posts in 30 days. So…. what do you want me to write about?