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Estelle Weyl

HTML5 and CSS3 for the Real World HTML5: The Definitive Guide MObile HTML5 \Web Performance Daybook


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  • 48% of US work force, 42% of income
  • 19.6% to 35.2% of my industry
  • In Development, earn $0.79 - $0.83
  • White=$0.78. Black=$0.64. Latina=$0.56
  • 50% leave STEM due to hostile work environments.

You?                   You!!

Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it's not a problem to you personally.
- @davidgaider
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King

A father and son are in a car that stalled on railroad tracks. An oncoming train smashes into the car. The father is killed; the gravely injured son is rushed to a hospital. The doctor enters the room, sees the child on the table. “I cannot operate on this child,” the doctor says; “this child is my son.” How? How can this be?


  • Use the same language for everyone
  • Use merit, not potential, as bench marks.
  • Assume every one is AS skilled as you.
  • Assume you are as skilled as everyone else.
  • Assume others are correct.
  • Listen. Do not interupt.
  • Stand up when others are silenced.


  • Give directives (instead of constructive criticism)
  • Incorporated Improv principles
  • Onboard everyone
  • Include everyone
  • Formalize processes

Learning Pyramid

  • Lecture
  • Reading
  • Watching Videos
  • Demos
  • Discussion
  • Practice
  • Teach others

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