• Conference speaking burnout — or leveling up

    Get more users and fewer support requests by leveling up your writing and technical documentation.


  • Stress and feeling like I need to be positive all the time.

    I often warn friends who are thinking of running a Kickstarter campaign that it's 30 days of pretty much constant stress and worries.


  • 2016 reviewed

    Wow, what a year, right? I had a fairly good year. I thought a bit about not doing this post (mainly because I am still depressed over the state of ...


  • Two companies that I appreciate

    Two recent experiences with two companies lately made me realize that I often forget something more important — that I should write about my positive experiences. It's so easy to ...


  • When I’m the only woman at an event

    I run a startup, I am very involved in the programming world, and I attend a lot of conferences throughout the year. Often at events, dinners, or meetups I notice ...


  • Five tips for improving your technical writing and documentation

    Get more users and fewer support requests by leveling up your writing and technical documentation.


  • I've joined the DreamFactory team!

    I’m so pleased to announce that I’ve taken a developer relations role at DreamFactory! DreamFactory is a free open source REST API Platform for mobile, web, and IoT applications, and ...


  • Moving to Toronto + looking for new opportunities

    After six (!) years of working full-time on WeddingLovely in California, my husband and I are moving to Toronto and I'm exploring the possibilities of working on something new. I've ...


  • My 2015 reviewed

    Funny how you can sit down on December 31st and feel like you did nothing the whole year... and yet it was the busiest one yet.


  • What I've been up to lately

    I feel kind of like a terrible marketer right now, because Hello Web App: Intermediate Concepts was officially released yesterday and this is my first real announcement about it. Whoops. ...


  • Interviewed by Lincoln Loop

    Thanks to Joni Trythall and the lovely folks at Lincoln Loop for interviewing me! I spoke about the process of writing Hello Web App, running a Kickstarter, and my advice ...


  • I was underpaid for years and I didn't know it

    The recent hashtag #talkpay on Twitter reminded me of a situation I found myself in at a former job. I contracted with a local startup during my last few years ...


  • What I wish I did differently: self-promotion

    A little different than self-deprecation (downplaying achievements), I'm also terrible at self-promotion (even mentioning what I'm doing and excited about.) I'm running into that now with Hello Web App, the ...


  • What I wish I did differently: self-deprecation

    The focus of this post is a little funny since these last few posts have been quite an exercise in self-deprecation and not being positive — going over my perceived ...


  • What I wish I did differently: networking

    I launched my startup a little over four years ago, and as always, when looking back, it’s easy to pick out my mistakes. Hindsight is 20/20. But it’s also valuable ...


  • What I wish I did differently: blogging

    Some of the biggest wins in my life have been tied to blogging and writing down my experiences. For a long time, I known as the “Hacker News wedding person” ...


  • Creative storytelling: The most dangerous thing I've ever done

    I wrote about my experience hiking the John Muir Trail solo last summer (200+ miles) and getting myself into the most dangerous situation I've ever been in.


  • My Django Story — interviewed by Django Girls

    I had the honor of being interviewed by Django Girls, an awesome organization focused on inspiring women to fall in love with programming.


  • The Big Web Show

    One of the biggest moments of my career a few years ago was being invited onto Jeffrey Zeldman and Dan Benjamin's podcast, The Big Web Show. This was before WeddingLovely ...


  • Work relationship status: single

    As of this Monday, I have officially left my position as Lead Graphic and Optimization Manager at Remilon to enter the wilds as one of the "funemployed". Working at Remilon ...


  • It's my birthday!

    It's hard to believe that I'm turning 25; I feel simultaneously so much older than that (combination of having to grow up fast as well as having a lot of ...


  • Resolutions

    I almost wrote "2007 Resolutions" as the title, then realized that I was two years off. Where the hell did the time go? I graduated from college in June 2007, ...


  • Don't settle for easy

    Keep working, keep learning, and don't be discouraged. Apprentice yourself to, or work with, people who know what they're doing. Don't settle for easy. Don't be too lenient on your ...


  • Speaking at Silicon Valley Geek Dinner

    Hey, it's my very first speaking engagement! Sadly, I'm not talking about anything REALLY awesome; I'll be expanding a bit on multivariate testing, the stuff I do at work and ...


  • crowdSPRING

    Awhile back I posted on twitter a rather enigmatic message. Well, it didn't take me too long to see the light and jump back into the arms and the opinions ...