Annem Sabah — How I learned to speak up about my tech career

Annem Sabah is a cloud computing advocate and is passionate about helping teams discover what they can do with Azure. She graduated in Information Management from UCL and is currently on a graduate scheme in a major government organization. Annem loves to find ways to support the community and is currently sharing her knowledge as […]

5 things I learned after a month of quarantine

If there’s anything about the current COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that it’s affecting all of us. We’re all suffering in different ways and degrees, but no one is getting through this feeling light and breezy. Now that my family and I have been in quarantine for one month, I wanted to share what I’ve learned from […]

5 Ways You Can Find The Perfect Mentor

Mentor, in Ancient Greek mythology, was entrusted by Odysseus to look after and educate his son, Telemachus, when he left for the Trojan War. Due to this relationship, the word “mentor” became a part of Latin languages and is widely used to describe the relationships in which we are now very familiar. Relationships whereby a […]

Why you need a growth mindset and how to cultivate one in three easy steps.

Four years ago, I literally didn’t have a clue that I would become a web developer and maintain a site and newsletter for Muslim women in tech. I was a full-time stay at home mom, and all of my energy was focused on caring for my babies. I never learned how to code, never built […]

How to stop dreading feedback and start loving it

How do you handle feedback? Do you feel sweaty and nervous before your appraisal meetings? Do you brood and feel insulted someone found something wrong about you? Do you ever feel so guilty and uncomfortable about giving feedback that you surround the criticism in so many compliments that no one knows what you’re talking about […]

When to know it’s time to fire your bad client and how to do it

Photo by Christian Fregnan on Unsplash A potential client got referred to you, and now they’re interested in working together. You’re so excited, but something feels off. They’re sending out way too many ‘urgent’ emails before the contract is even signed. They try to change the budget. You haven’t started on their project, and you’re […]

5 Ways To Stop Sabotaging Your Goals and Just Do Them

Don’t Give Up by Julius on Dribbble Tech is full of goal setters. We set goals for tech stacks we want to master. We build side projects in our spare time to challenge ourselves and increase our skill levels. We love participating in challenges like #100DaysOfCode and Hacktoberfest.  We pick our goal, make a plan, and put in […]