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The International Women’s Day is right around the corner and it remains to be a big deal. Well, for some of us at least. And it’s a shame, I think, if it would have been a big deal for most of us, we could be so much closer to gender equality, fairness and total and absolute happiness for all.

In the meantime, I think this time of year is as good as any to freshen up some knowledge about the state of affairs for women in tech. In order to do this I went away to the deep end of…

When I came to a JS project and there were no lodash imported, I was slightly surprised, then I googled filter syntax with plain javascript and was hoping to be over it but then I realised: there was something called Ramda instead! “Is this even legal?!” — I though to myself. But then I started to explore and here it is what I know now, come along!

“Utility belts” libraries became popular in JS world quite some time ago and it is understandable — you’d use whatever there is to make some parts of javascript life just a bit easier.

I was at the same time terrified and feeling adventurous by the idea of writing about programming for a long time. It’s quite overwhelming, I have to say and it should be — there are so many talented and knowledgeable people around, it’s easy to get intimidated. And, of course, there is always someone who knows more than you do. So, what I decided to do is to write about what I don’t know and how I live with not knowing things. Because my favourite character or my life coach, if I may, says: “Dude, sucking at sumthin’ is the…

Mary G

Software engineer and a sociotechnologist.

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