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5 Things We Love - In Tech and Digital - This Week! 6-20-17

It’s Brittany again, the Marketing Associate here at PowerToFly. I’m excited to be bringing you a brand new batch of resources by women in tech. But, I’ll spare you the random chit-chat. Let’s get into it!


Todometer

Despite my best efforts, I really suck at keeping track of what needs to get done and what’s already accomplished. I have notes, both physical and electronic, of things I plan to do, and it’s not the most efficient thing ever. Enter the todometer. It’s an extension you install on your web browser that keeps track of all your tasks with a visual meter that represents all that you’ve finished, put on hold, and have yet to complete. Thanks to Cassidy Williams for coming up with this super handy tool. A task organizer? Another thing I can cross off my list.

Amy codes

Anyone who knows me knows I spend a good amount of my free time on YouTube. There’s so much to learn and see, and there’s a place where everyone can feel like they belong. That’s why I’m in love with Amy codes. Much like Kalina Edwards of our first post, she’s here to offer support to others as she navigates the tech world. Everything from Navigating your first week on the job to Coding fundamentals. She’s an inspiration for tech newbies and veterans alike. Check out her channel and subscribe!

Does your company have a healthy workplace?

Toxic work culture is real. In the age of startups and entrepreneurs, it’s easy to get caught up in how we can be most productive. But that productivity often time comes with a price. I’m a huge fan of self-reflection and so I thought this blog was not only a great way to think about the workplaces we inhabit, but also the workplaces we’ll be a part of in the future. These 5 questions provide a great foundation for assessing where you are and where you want to be. Hopefully you’ll find the tools to bridge the gap along the way.

Broad Mic

The first line of the description of this podcast reads: “How many times have you seen or listened to an entrepreneur profiled in the media as a ‘white-male, hoodie-wearing, unicorn-hunting Stanford engineer’?,” so you know it has to be good. Broad Mic, Sara Weinheimer’s brainchild, highlights the best and brightest female entrepreneurs the world has to offer. The content of this podcast is great for both aspiring and seasoned female entrepreneurs. Plus, after listening everyone will know that female entrepreneurs are here and are doing some amazing work.

Moodica

Calming and satisfying videos are all the rage on social media. Now, take all of those video and put them into an app and you have Moodica. From paint-mixing videos to popping a water balloon in slow motion, Moodica is great for taking a break. Maybe you need to look at something other than lines and lines of code or you just want to pretend you’re on the beach because you’re waiting for your next vacation. Regardless, there’s a video for you on Moodica. I won’t tell you how much time I spent on there, though.

Did I miss something? Let me know via email hi@powertofly.com or on twitter @powertofly

Chainalysis Inc.

What’s It Like to Work in Cybercrime? An Inside Look with Jen Hicks of Chainalysis

Do you know how terrorist attacks are stopped?

Military intervention is certainly one way, but Jen Hicks prefers another.

"I really, really believe that the key to preventing terrorist attacks is by cutting off their finances," explains Jen, a senior cybercrime investigator at cryptocurrency compliance and investigation firm Chainalysis.

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9 Tips for Hosting a Successful, Collaborative Hackathon, from Quip

A company that is built around offering modern collaboration software needs to believe in the power of bringing people together.

Luckily, that's just what Quip is all about.

Their annual three-day hackathon Quiprupt is an example of what collaboration looks like not just as a product offering but also as a core tenet of company culture. We asked participants from Quiprupt 2021 to tell us about their experience coming together to ship cool stuff—and how Quip's culture sets them up to be able to find meaningful work while building better products.

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Fostering Collaboration and Innovation in a Fast-Paced Environment

Insight from YouGov's Victoria Ganusceac

Victoria Ganusceac knew she wanted to be a product manager, but the HR manager at the company where she was working at the time wasn't on board.

Not immediately, anyways.

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How I Took Action Against Anti-Asian Racism– At Work and In My Personal Life

If you've been paying attention to the news recently, you likely have noticed a sharp rise in Anti-Asian racism. Members of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities have been vocal in bringing awareness to the heightened racial discrimination they have faced since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, which, in some cases, have had tragic consequences.

If you are not a member of the Asian-American community, you might feel powerless– as if you have no say in the matter. It's easy to believe that your actions aren't effective and cannot lend support to your colleagues and friends from the Asian-American community. But that is not the case– in reality, there are a number of actions you can take against Asian hate that can have real impact, in both your professional and personal life.

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