Ladies In Tech with Jenn Lukas

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  1. Jenn Downs is Still Standing Up | Ladies in Tech

    This week we welcome freelance UX consultant, Jenn Downs to the show. Jenn shares what she’s learned since her first talk and how she got started speaking. (She even wrote an article about it, too.) She tells us how important it is to watch yourself on video even if it sounds like the hardest thing ever, and how she got over her fear of public speaking to get up on stage.

    About Jenn

    For the past 6 years, Jenn Downs swung her way through the jungle at MailChimp from support to tech writing to UX Design Research. But in January of 2014 she was bitten by the entrepreneurship bug and left MailChimp to start a family business. She is now the Business/Tech Manager for Carpenter Koby Downs in Atlanta. Never one to only do one thing at a time, Jenn is also a freelance UX and email marketing consultant and a mentor for Code for America. Outside of being web nerd, Jenn is also a songwriter and plays bass and guitar in a few bands in Atlanta.

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  2. Jenn Schiffer On Why PHP is the Best Conference Subject | Ladies in Tech

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    Let’s dig into public speaking with JavaScript-maker, art-maker, writing-maker: Jenn Schiffer! Jenn started in public speaking through teaching and then explains how she made the adjustment to speaking at conferences and how that’s been awesome. We also talk about how the lack of meetups near Jenn in North Jersey led her to start her own meetup! Hear how she got that started, challenges with it, how to lead groups, and how to handle hecklers.

    Also hear about how Jenn’s writing has turned into invites to give satirical talks! She’ll also be emceeing CSSConf. How cool is that?!

    Episode 20 with Jenn Schiffer

    Jenn thinks code, art, and jokes are a slam dunk, and tries to apply all three to her everyday life. She is the creator of, amongst other code/art projects, and writes tech satire on a number of mediums.

    Before joining Bocoup, she was a senior front-end developer at the NBA and, before that, taught and evaluated computer science education at Montclair State University. She is the organizer of JerseyScript, a front-end developer meetup based in New Jersey – one of several ventures she has become involved in to attract and retain more people in the web development community.


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  3. The Big Web Show 64: Jenn Lukas

    Jeffrey Zeldman interviews front-end developer Jenn Lukas about how to tell if you’re a designer or coder; in-house versus product development versus consulting; Girl Develop It, a code teaching activity for budding women web developers; the designer/developer collaboration; tabs or spaces; jumping on the SASS bandwagon; staying sane during #siteweek; maintaining an active roster of side projects; the importance of writing; and more.

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    Breaking down the barriers of web publishing by embracing the rise of code education.

    Jenn Lukas is a kick-ass web dev working with the mighty Happy Cog in Philadelphia. As well as speaking at conferences like JSConf, she writes for The Nerdary and has a regular column in .net magazine.

    Jenn is crazy about sports. She’s also crazy about cheese. Sometimes she combines the two.

    When she’s not crafting sites with the finest of web standards, Jenn teaches HTML and CSS for GirlDevelopIt. She is also a world authority on the bloody mary.

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  5. Jonathan Snook Turns Writing into Speaking | Ladies in Tech

    Jonathan Snook joins us and talks about SMACSS, writing, workshops and more! Listen to hear about how Jonathan took an idea and expanded that idea into a book and series of workshops. Also find out his take on how to keep material fresh and interesting when you repeat information for different groups of people. To round things out, we’ll also ask Jonathan to tell us about when things at a conference went way unexpected and how he came out of that unscathed.

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