I’ve seen a few CS students fearful about the industry they’ll enter into when they graduate. And with all the recent tech news, who can blame them? Why am I even still here? This is my career retrospective — what has been great, what has been horrible, why I’m still here & fighting.


Nasi campur (Indonesian/Malay: “mixed rice”, also called nasi rames in Indonesia) refers to a dish of a scoop of nasi putih (white rice) accompanied by small portions of a number of other dishes, which includes meats, vegetables, peanuts, eggs and fried-shrimp krupuk. Depending where it originates, a nasi campur vendor might served several side dishes, including vegetables, fish and meats. It is a staple meal of the Southeast Asian countries, and popular especially in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, and southern Thailand, and also the Netherlands through its colonial ties with Indonesia. A similar form called chanpurū exists in Okinawa. …


Now we’re cooking with STEAM

Learning to code initiatives have gained popularity over the last few years. A Code.org petition to Congress, urging them to make computer science classes available in every school, has gained hundreds of thousands of signatures and Code.org itself has raised $23 million.

This is happening at the same time that about 80% of schools have experienced budget cuts, often affecting art programs for the most underprivileged communities, especially communities of color. For example, the percentage of black and Latinx students who have access to art classes in school has dropped from 50% in 1992 to about 26–28% now.

I do…


(I was interviewed for a local radio show, Astral Projection Hour about magical girls and their effect and influence on my teenager years and my work now. You can find the podcast recording here.)

Ahh, thank you so much for having me as a guest! I’m Amy, and on the internet, i’m sailorhg. I’ve always had internet handles that referenced Sailor Mercury for as long as i can remember. sailorhg came from needing to pick a handle in college that was less than 8 characters long and still wanting to keep my Sailor Mercury identity.

In college I randomly got…


(this was originally given as a talk at AlterConf in Oakland. this talk only addresses gender diversity and was given in the context of other talks addressing racism, disability, classism, and many other topics.)

In an advertisement campaign by Always, when adult women and men are asked to run/hit/throw like a girl they do those things wispily and terribly. On the other hand, when young girls are asked to run/hit/throw like a girl, they do those things with lots of enthusiasm and effort. …

sailor mercury

short haired computer scientist girl

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