Inclusive language - English vs Spanish

They? Them? elle? le? Why is gender neutral Spanish so difficult and how do you make it work? ...

March 13, 2022 · 2 min · Cris Dywan

Inclusive language - English vs French

They? Them? iel? ellui? Why is gender neutral French so difficult and how do you make it work? ...

March 8, 2022 · 2 min · Cris Dywan

Inclusive language - English vs German

They? Them? xier? dier? Why is gender neutral German so difficult and how do you make it work? ...

March 8, 2022 · 2 min · Cris Dywan

Do perspectives matter

When you live in the desert with barely food or water, you must be patient? Or are you desperate to try strange foods? And what about the curiosity? ...

November 19, 2021 · 3 min · Cris Dywan

Working out of and in your homeoffice

Homeoffice is awesome for so many reasons I’ve worked remotely for more than a decade. Actually all of my software development career has been one where going to the office was the exception. Something I do occasionally to meet some of my colleagues. Actually when I see my colleagues it’s more typically at software conferences rather than company headquearters. Benefits that come with homeoffice are numerous: On paper I’ve got a 9-5 job I don’t need to move to do my job1 I can adjust to the demands of my personal life I can adjust to make my colleague’s life easier Drawbacks that come with homeoffice are numerous:...

April 20, 2021 · 10 min · Cris Dywan

How to be inclusive and embrace diversity

Do you like vanilla ice cream like everyone else? Think of ice cream for a moment. Do you like chocolate? Do you like vanilla? Nobody can tell from looking at you what kind of flavor you like. People might assume that you like vanilla like everyone else. But maybe you don’t like vanilla ice cream? What if you prefer strawberry? What if you don’t like ice cream at all and everyone is having ice cream?...

April 15, 2021 · 7 min · Cris Dywan