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Shaving My Head Made Me a Better Programmer
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| by Alex Qin Follow 0 Followers on Apr 13, 2017 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in London Mar 5-19, 2018. Join us!
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Summary
Alex Qin tells the true story of her physical transformation, and the surprising and drastic ways in which it affected how she was perceived and treated as a programmer. She also covers the effects of unconscious bias, micro-aggressions, and stereotype threat within our community, and how to make engineering teams and our entire field more inclusive to all, and thusly more successful.

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Bio

Alex Qin is a software engineer, educator and founder of Code Cooperative. She cares deeply about access to computer science education, and about leveraging technology to create positive social change. She works at Skillshare, where she leads an engineering team, and co-organizes Codeshare, an inclusive gathering of programmers interested in the intersection of code, creativity, and art.

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