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Teaching this spring: an educational technology seminar

My spring seminar on education and technology is starting this week.  It’s a graduate class with students in Georgetown University’s Learning, Design, and Technology MA program. Here I’ll share my plans, in the spirit of openness and transparency I try to follow here. The idea of the class is to introduce students to the range of ed tech practices, concepts, technologies, and strategies.  It combines conceptual work with...

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Why Asking for Help Strengthens Engineering Teams

I know that for many developers, especially those early in their careers, asking for help can be intimidating. I often fear wasting someone’s time or exposing myself as less skilled or smart than my team initially thought. In my first month as a software engineer at Artsy (and barely six months into life as an engineer after transitioning from a career in communications), I was struggling through a ticket assigned to me as a “good...