Month: March 2014

Minecraft modding for fun and butter

My daughter has been playing Minecraft enthusiastically for more than a year now. Of course, my first thought as a programmer Mom was that this was my chance to rope her into programming. “Game mods!” I thought to myself, were the way so many people who started programming young got into it. She and I Read More


Last year I had an experience that drove home for me that with thoughtful attention and some hard work, software communities that seemed irrevocably homogenous can successfully open up and become more inclusive. Despite the amount of attention I personally pay to issues around women in software development, I have to admit that I have Read More