My positive experience as a woman in tech

Women speaking up about the sexism they have experienced in tech is great for raising awareness about the issues. However, when no positive stories get out, the overall picture painted is bleak, which could scare even more women away. Lucky for me, I fell in love with programming a decade before I even heard there is a […]

Introducing Bliss: A 3KB library for happier Vanilla JS

Anyone who follows this blog, my twitter, or my work probably is aware that I’m not a huge fan of big libraries. I think wrapper objects are messy, and big libraries are overkill for smaller projects. On large projects, one uses frameworks like React or Angular anyway, not libraries. Anyone who writes Vanilla JS on a daily […]

Spot the unsubscribe (link)!

After getting fed up with too many “promotional” emails and newsletters with incredibly obscure unsubscribe links, I decided to make this tumblr to point out such examples of digital douchebaggery. This annoying dark pattern is so widespread that Google even added a feature to Gmail for making those unsubscribe links obvious! Unsubscribe links are crucial […]

I’m going to MIT!!

Last year, I did something crazy, that I’ve been wanting to do since I was little: I applied to MIT’s PhD program in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. It was not only crazy because I have been working for several years already, but also because I only applied to MIT, as I decided I did […]

Vote for me in the net awards 2014!

I was excited and surprised to find out I’ve been in the 10 finalists for two (2!) categories in the net awards this year: Outstanding contribution Conference Talk of the Year (for The humble border-radius) You can vote for me by clicking the above links and have my eternal gratitude 🙂 Furthermore, the CERN line […]

Simple script: Automatic talks list

I guess this will not be useful to many, but thought I’d open source it anyway, in case someone else finds it useful. I mostly wrote it because after 50+ conferences, I got seriously fed up updating the list by editing the HTML manually. Now I will only have to edit a JSON file manually! […]

What makes speakers happy

I wish I could speak at, but unfortunately I had to decline the invitation, as it collided with a prior speaking engagement I had agreed on. I recently got another email from the organizers with an interesting question: We want to make this event as stress-free for our speakers as possible. Since you spoke […]

Leaving W3C

About a year ago, I announced I was joining W3C as a full-time staff member, to work on Developer Relations and education. Working at W3C was a dream come true and I can’t say I was disappointed. Over the past year I’ve worked with some amazingly brilliant people, hopefully increased awareness for web standards in […]

W3Conf in San Francisco, February 21-22

You might have heard about W3Conf, W3C’s conference for web designers and developers. This year, I have the pleasure of not only speaking there but also organizing it, along with Doug Schepers and designing the website for it. Alongside with yours truly, it features an excellent lineup of amazing speakers like Eric Meyer, Alexis Deveria of […]

Dive deep into CSS3 (and Bolognese!) in Bologna, Italy

I don’t usually like to advertise my talks or workshops through blog posts, and even though I’ve given a lot, I’ve only posted about less a handful. However, this one is special: It might be my last. Don’t get me wrong: I LOVE giving workshops, teaching people new things and seeing them put them in […]