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It’s no secret that I love Go and every year the Go community comes together for an event known as GopherCon — Making it’s debut in 2014 it was an instant success! It drew a sellout crowd of 700 attendees and has more than doubled in size since then.

Not only is there an exceptional line up of pre-conference workshops taught by some of the best in the industry, but they also put a lot of care into selecting the best speakers for the event. Plus the hours upon hours of networking — it’s really worth the trip!

This year GopherCon celebrates it’s five-year anniversary which is kind of a big deal, but as a single mother I fully understand that attending a conference is a luxury that not everyone has, so this year I am making it my mission to bring as many people to GopherCon as I can. …

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Since joining Microsoft I’ve gotten a lot of questions about Developer Advocacy so I’d like to take a moment to explain what it is and why it’s important.

Developer Advocacy has many names. You may have heard it referred to as Developer Relations or Evangelism, and while these roles vary company to company, we all essentially do the same thing — We represent software developers. …

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I wrote this piece last year — I was at the peak of my depression and I thought I was alone. I confided in a few close friends and found out that many of my peers were also struggling (in silence) and I wanted, more than anything, to share this with you all, but I was ashamed.

Yesterday, my friend EricaJoy bravely tweeted about her own struggles and about the importance of loving yourself, which inspired me to share my story and I hope it’ll also inspire you to share yours.

I lead a seemingly open life, and by open I mean that I post a lot on social media and because of that, people think they know me, but few people actually know me. …



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