March 6, 2015

Perforce Teams Up With Pandora: Women Who Code Workshop on Debugging Web Apps

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Ever wonder what happens after you type a url into the address and hit return?

About a month ago I was acutely reminded that critical thinking is a learned skill. I went into my kid's room and saw the XBox on the desk, in a million pieces. In a concerted effort not to go ballistic on my kid, I went outside to get some fresh air. And that's when I stepped on a screw on the back deck. That would be a screw from my mountain bike's hydraulic disc brake system that my kid took apart. I was telling my Mom and she said, "Payback is a bitch. You were one of those kids. You took apart everything we bought you - radios, CB's, the Atari, bicycles - and your HeathKit computer".

As a parent, I'm learning to gracefully accept that sacrificing an XBox or my brake system is worth the higher order critical thinking skills that my kids are learning from taking apart these complex systems.

If you are one of those "Why?" people, then this workshop series is for you.

On March 11th at 6:30pm, I'm giving the first in a series of workshops, "The Browser: What Were They Thinking?" We're going to rip open and sacrifice the internals of the browser to help learn the critical thinking and debugging skills used to build solid and robust web apps.

The Browser: What Were They Thinking?

Wednesday, March 11th at 6:30 PM
Pandora
2101 Webster Street, 7th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

All are welcome. Sign up here.