Link Crushes: Best of the Web – August 29th

Check out these great reads over the holiday weekend! The NCWIT’s Catherine Ashcraft explains the shortage of women in IT & how to reverse it, our friend Pam Selle publishes a great title on JavaScript frameworks (go Pam!) and Fast Company does a great feature on our CEO & everyone’s fave instructor, Adda!

“Sometimes, I have learned, you must surrender and trust that you won’t feel so uninspired forever.” – Adda Birnir on Fast Company’s Out of office with @Skillcrush founder @addabjork: 

Looking for a book on JavaScript Frameworks? We recommend this new title by @pamasaur 

“Learning to code freshens the problem solving skills we’re taught at a very young age, and these skills are especially key at a startup, where unique and interesting problems pop up daily.” – Does the Whole Team Need to Code? Or can you just have one developer?

“There are patterns in who gets assigned which tasks – we have evidence that women are often channeled into execution roles and not into creative or highly visible roles.” – Catherine Ashcraft, senior research scientist for the @NCWIT explains the shortage of women in IT & how to reverse it 

““It basically boils down to being a really sexist and dismissive way of defining indiepop by people who are too lazy and elitist to try and perceive the genre as anything that could have the potential to be taken marginally seriously. It’s a label that’s mainly lumped on bands with female singers and it just feeds this notion that there’s some automatically implied fragility and whimsy to anything remotely feminine and that’s just bulls–t.”” 20 Years After The Riot Grrrl Movement, This Is How Feminist Punk Rock Roars 

Have you written a great post on web, tech, women and the workplace that you’d like to share with us? Tweet us at @skillcrush ! :D

Deepina Kapila

Dee is a fun-loving instructor with diverse tech experience across Fortune 500 companies, early-stage start-ups, government agencies & non-profits. Dee works at mobile product design studio Funsize, in Austin Texas where she lives with her husband, 2 border collie mixes, & 2 cats.

In her spare time she enjoys playing video games, reading on her Kindle & scuba diving in her hometown (Curaçao - an island in the Caribbean!).