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Shaving my head made me a better programmer - StuyHacks 2017

Alex Qin
December 03, 2017

Shaving my head made me a better programmer - StuyHacks 2017

Alex Qin

December 03, 2017
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  1. shaving my head made me a
    better programmer
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    you had me at “hello, world”
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    it felt like I was
    hyper visible and invisible
    at the same time
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    “Prove it… do you know what
    a terminal is?”
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    “Oh, you’re a programmer?”
    “Well not really… I’m trying to
    become one…”
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    “Oh, you’re a programmer?”
    “Well not really… I’m trying to
    become one…”
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    the act of programming
    makes you a programmer
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    “Oh, you’re a programmer?”
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    why do I love code
    if code doesn’t love me back
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    “When I cut my hair short,
    I stopped getting harassed
    at tech events.”
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    “Become a BAD ASS programmer”
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    BAD ASS
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    “How do I talk to women at bars?”
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    BAD ASS
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    NOPE
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    HACKER
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  41. #shavedmyhead @alexqin
    I was no longer
    hyper feminine
    and
    under skilled
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    HACKER
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    my environment doesn’t allow
    capable, passionate people to
    succeed
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  50. #shavedmyhead @alexqin
    “cut your hair”
    “become a bad ass”
    “be more of a b*tch”
    “learn to ignore it”
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  51. #shavedmyhead @alexqin
    I shouldn’t have to change
    the culture has to change
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  52. #shavedmyhead @alexqin
    TEACHER

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  57. greatness in programming
    can come from
    anywhere
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  59. code for social good
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  63. GroGreen
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  65. GroGreen
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  70. bettering their skills & themselves
    +
    bettering the world
    =
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  73. students & teachers from diverse
    backgrounds
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  74. learn to code as means to create
    social change
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    radical technologists

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  76. @alexqin
    gakkoproject.com/newyork
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