Having spent much of my life in tech and Silicon Valley, I’m well aware of pitfalls that stand in the way of young women interested in my field.  And yet, for all the flak CS gets for being a harsh, unwelcoming environment, it was still more accessible for me than hardware. Luckily, I’m not alone in wanting to change this, and there are organizations like SWE and CodeChix working on making […]

One of the perks of working at CalTech was the opportunity to hang out with a bunch of astrophysicists and engineers at the Hawthorne SpaceX facility!  Elon Musk gave a talk and did a Q&A session for us before we went on a tour of the facility.  No photos were allowed, sadly, but they snapped this for us at the end of the tour.