Author: Lauren Jerome

The Purple Path

The Purple Path

 What to do with what the news and social media do to us? Many people check their phones in the morning before their first sip of coffee or tea. Our first moments of wakefulness are most often filled with information about other people’s lives, whether through […]

#MeToo — A Battle Cry

#MeToo — A Battle Cry

 Accepting the unacceptable. That’s me, pictured on the right. Maybe it was my introduction to power tools and SciFi as a kid, but my interests have never been “normal” for a girl my age, at any age. My style, if you could call it that, […]

Belonging in Tech

Belonging in Tech

Community Sessions   Cressa Perloff facilitates a group discussion on inclusion and belonging at our first Community Sessions event in Eugene, Oregon. Photo by Lyssa Louise. We are a Tech Community To many, this may seem like an oxymoron. Communal is not usually the first descriptive word that […]

Discovering Untapped Talent for Tech Careers

Discovering Untapped Talent for Tech Careers

Sarah’s Story I recently co-organized an event in Eugene, Oregon for women interested in technology careers. We hope we can start to find solutions to some of the gaps in the Eugene tech hiring market, along with many broader goals. My take on our inaugural […]

Redefining Women in Tech — A Eugene Oregon Experiment

Redefining Women in Tech — A Eugene Oregon Experiment

Three years ago I was recruiting for a technical lead position in Eugene, Oregon and was struggling with it. I asked a friend for advice. At the time, my friend was also running a software development company, but he was willing to offer us headhunting […]