Better Sprints with Team Traditions

Creating team traditions in the Dropbox Databases SRE team has helped us: Improve our sprint velocity, ship more high priority projects! Reduce our KTLO (operational load) We dramatically improved our sprint velocity from SP7 to SP8 by introducing Team Traditions! Read more about Team Traditions here: https://medium.com/@tammybutow…

Wellesley College Hackathon #CAMPWHACK

A few weeks ago at Dropbox, Laurie Kim asked if I would like to be a mentor at a hackathon being held at Wellesley College. Last year I attended around 6 hackathons as a mentor and they were all great experiences. Laurie asked if Kelsey Fix and I would like…

Ladies Who Linux - Bay Area Launch

We launched the LWL SF community on Feb 16 at the Dropbox. Very exciting we now have two communities, NYC & SF :) You can join our community here: Ladies Who Linux Bay Area. I kicked off the evening with a welcome and talked a little about how Ladies Who Linux…

Speaking at OSCON: Linux Bootcamp

A few weeks ago I presented a 3 hour workshop at OSCON on Linux: http://www.oscon.com/open-source-2015/public/schedule/speaker/194831 I spoke alongside Georgi Knox (Bit.Ly) and Jessie Frazelle (Docker). I'm having a break from doing talks for the next few months while I focus on…

Deploy meteor.js apps to the cloud with a chromebook

I’m really excited about how much more accessible it is to learn these days. Over the last few months I’ve been teaching workshops on Meteor.js and cloud infrastructure. It’s been totally amazing to see so many people learn to create apps for the first time. I…

Ladies Who Linux - Launch Party

I had so much fun at the first @ladieswholinux party! Excited to meet again & work on our Linux distro #femmeOS …

Women Who Code NYC — Study Group at DigitalOcean

Tonight we hosted the Women Who Code NYC Study Group at DigitalOcean. You can read more about it over here: https://medium.com/@tammybutow/women-who-code-nyc-study-group-at-digitalocean-b3398e75e5e5…

PennApps — the chillest hackathon ever!

I went along to PennApps over the weekend, it was awesome. I wrote up a recap with photos over here: https://medium.com/@tammybutow/pennapps-the-chillest-hackathon-ever-79f2f2a22d3f :)…

Learning Golang - Setup

I decided a while ago that I wanted to learn Golang and then help other women learn it by running a Go Getaway with Andrew from the Google Go team! The Go Getaway will be during the summer of 2015 in Australia. Leading up to that I'm going to write…

M3AAWG

Zach and I attended MAAWG in Boston over the last few days. MAAWG is The Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG). There were many excellent speakers and working groups to participate in. It was great to meet many people that we work. More information: https://www.maawg.org…

HackNY Hackathon

This weekend we hung out at HackNY. I've never been to a hackathon in Manhattan so it was awesome to see what everyone decided to build. One of the most awesome things was seeing how many people were attending their first hackathon ever! Loved mentoring the teams! :) It was fun…

HackRU Hackathon

We spent the weekend at HackRU! It was a super fun hackathon in New Brunswick. I’ve been attending and running hackathons for the past 6 years so here are a few of my tips for first time hackers: Try something new, if you haven’t tried Golang or Ruby…

Moving to the US for work

I moved to the US a few months ago for work. I packed up all my things, said goodbye to my family and friends and moved over by myself. That was a pretty huge thing to do. I have wanted to live and work in the US for 5 years…

She Hacks Academy

She Hacks Academy is a hackathon training program for women by women. Academy material is created by She Hacks organisers, mentors and alumni. She Hacks Academy…

She Hacks

Australia's first all-female hackathon, She Hacks, was held over the weekend in Melbourne and Sydney. It was amazing! There were 11 teams in each city that created an MVP and pitched it on Saturday afternoon. Thank you to all our attendees, mentors, volunteers and sponsors! Thank you to Yishan Chan…

Girl Geek Dinners Melbourne Hackathon

We are running Melbourne's first female hackathon (in conjunction with Girl Geek Dinners Sydney). It's called SheHacks and it's in March! There are 30 spots, get a ticket here. It's $20 to participate and your $20 donation will go to One Girl - because EVERY girl on the planet has…