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DockerCon 2018 - Shaving my head made me a better programmer

Alex Qin
June 13, 2018

DockerCon 2018 - Shaving my head made me a better programmer

Alex Qin

June 13, 2018
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  1. ALEX QIN Director of Technology, Gakko
 Founder, The Code Cooperative

    Shaving my head made me
 a better programmer
  2. @alexqin . #dockercon .

  3. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  4. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  5. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  6. you had me at Hello, world! @alexqin . @dokutech .

    @alexqin . #dockercon .
  7. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  8. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  9. it felt like I was hyper visible and invisible at

    the same time @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  10. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  11. Prove it. Do you even know what the command line

    is? @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  12. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  13. So… When are you going to fuck Alex? @alexqin .

    @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  14. You are a programmer? @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin .

    #dockercon .
  15. Well not really… I am trying to become one… @alexqin

    . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  16. the act of programming makes you a programmer @alexqin .

    @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  17. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  18. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  19. BE BETTER THAN ALL THE BOYS! @alexqin . @dokutech .

    @alexqin . #dockercon .
  20. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  21. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  22. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  23. You are a programmer? @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin .

    #dockercon .
  24. You are a programmer? @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin .

    #dockercon .
  25. @alexqin . @dokutech . “He’s a really nice guy” 1

    @alexqin . #dockercon .
  26. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  27. Do you have a boyfriend?
 
 Do you like to

    dress sexy for him? @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  28. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  29. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  30. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  31. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  32. @alexqin . @dokutech . “Don’t be so stuck up” 2

    @alexqin . #dockercon .
  33. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  34. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  35. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  36. “You have a lot of promise” @alexqin . @dokutech .

    3 @alexqin . #dockercon .
  37. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  38. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  39. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  40. @alexqin . @dokutech . “I don’t want to sleep alone”

    4 @alexqin . #dockercon .
  41. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  42. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  43. MagmaConf @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  44. @alexqin . @dokutech . “Women like the attention” 5 @alexqin

    . #dockercon .
  45. Women exist to serve men. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin

    . #dockercon .
  46. You look like a 
 mustard sandwich. @alexqin . @dokutech

    . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  47. Women like the attention. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin .

    #dockercon .
  48. [screaming internally] @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  49. I would have to 
 lower the hiring bar. @alexqin

    . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  50. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  51. nowhere felt safe @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon

    .
  52. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  53. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  54. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  55. why do I love code if code doesn’t love me

    back? @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  56. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  57. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  58. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  59. MEET ALL THE WOMEN! @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin .

    #dockercon .
  60. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  61. When I cut my hair short, I stopped getting sexually

    harassed at tech events. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  62. Become a BAD ASS programmer! @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin

    . #dockercon .
  63. @alexqin . #dockercon .

  64. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  65. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  66. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  67. BAD ASS @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  68. How do @alexqin . @dokutech . I talk to women

    at bars? @alexqin . #dockercon .
  69. BAD ASS @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  70. NOPE @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  71. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  72. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  73. EMMA GONZALEZ @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  74. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  75. HACKER @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  76. I was no longer hyper sexualized and under skilled @alexqin

    . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  77. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  78. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  79. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  80. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  81. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  82. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  83. HACKER @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  84. the tech industry is not a meritocracy @alexqin . @dokutech

    . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  85. Cut your hair. Become a BAD ASS. Be more of

    a bitch. Learn to ignore it. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  86. Tech shapes world @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon

    .
  87. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  88. Tech shapes world @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon

    .
  89. Diversity matters @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  90. Blind spots @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  91. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  92. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  93. the tech industry is broken @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin

    . #dockercon .
  94. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  95. Started quest to change tech @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin

    . #dockercon .
  96. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  97. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  98. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  99. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  100. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  101. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  102. Blazon @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  103. Blazon @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  104. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  105. Madelyn @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  106. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  107. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  108. Technovation @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  109. GroGreen @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  110. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  111. GroGreen @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  112. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  113. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  114. Summer camps, classes, and digital tools to 
 reclaim the

    magic of learning. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  115. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  116. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  117. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  118. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  119. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  120. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  121. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  122. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  123. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  124. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  125. @alexqin . @dokutech . RADICAL technologists @alexqin . #dockercon .

  126. With great power comes great responsibility @alexqin . @dokutech .

    @alexqin . #dockercon .
  127. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  128. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  129. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  130. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  131. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  132. teach formerly incarcerated
 individuals essential digital skills as a pathway

    to equity @alexqin . @dokutech . 1. @alexqin . #dockercon .
  133. build empathy in tech @alexqin . @dokutech . 2. @alexqin

    . #dockercon .
  134. empower our students 
 to change the criminal justice system

    @alexqin . @dokutech . 3. @alexqin . #dockercon .
  135. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  136. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  137. excellence in code can come from anyone @alexqin . @dokutech

    . 1. @alexqin . #dockercon .
  138. Blazon @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  139. GroGreen @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  140. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  141. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  142. we need technologists from diverse backgrounds @alexqin . @dokutech .

    2. @alexqin . #dockercon .
  143. How do I make my organization more 
 diverse? @alexqin

    . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  144. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  145. How do I make my organization more 
 diverse? @alexqin

    . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  146. @alexqin . @dokutech . 1. understand the problem @alexqin .

    #dockercon .
  147. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  148. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  149. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  150. systemic discrimination @alexqin . @dokutech . Invisible hurdles at every

    step of the way that make it harder for certain groups of people to enter and succeed in technology. @alexqin . #dockercon .
  151. systemic discrimination @alexqin . @dokutech . Invisible hurdles at every

    step of the way that make it harder for certain groups of people to enter and succeed in technology. @alexqin . #dockercon .
  152. The “pipeline problem” @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon

    .
  153. The “pipeline problem” @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon

    .
  154. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  155. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  156. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  157. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  158. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  159. The “pipeline problem” @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon

    .
  160. The “pipeline problem” @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon

    .
  161. @alexqin . #dockercon .

  162. lack of diversity happens 
 by accident diverse environments
 happen

    on purpose @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  163. @alexqin . @dokutech . 2. measure progress @alexqin . #dockercon

    .
  164. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  165. @alexqin . @dokutech . 3. commit @alexqin . #dockercon .

  166. @alexqin . @dokutech . [insert git joke here] @alexqin .

    #dockercon .
  167. @alexqin . @dokutech . 3. commit @alexqin . #dockercon .

  168. 1. understand the problem
 2. measure progress
 3. commit @alexqin

    . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  169. @alexqin . @dokutech . projectinclude.org @alexqin . #dockercon .

  170. @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .

  171. – Beverly Daniel Tatum “I sometimes visualize the ongoing cycle

    of racism as a moving walkway at the airport. Active racist behavior is equivalent to walking fast on the conveyor belt. Passive racist behavior is equivalent to standing still on the walkway. No overt effort is being made, but the conveyor belt moves the bystanders along to the same destination as those who are actively walking. But unless they are walking actively in the opposite direction at a speed faster than the conveyor belt – unless they are actively anti-racist – they will find themselves carried along with the others.” @alexqin . @dokutech . @alexqin . #dockercon .
  172. @alexqin alexq.in a@alexq.in codecooperative.org gakkoproject.com