Tag Archive: Frances Advincula

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    by Angie Chang

    How To Become A Femgineer (Infographic: MOOC)

    ’bout time a girl founded the next Facebook/Google/Apple.

    By Frances Advincula (Software Engineer, Accenture)

    What I love most about being an engineer is at the end of the day, I am helping build a product, something tangible and measurable. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that right now, everyone wants to learn how to program, since the tech industry is currently so hot and well, it’s now cool to be a geek. To top it off, I’m sure you’ve noticed how everyone wants to hire top-notch engineers.

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    by Angie Chang

    Where UX Meets Code: Get Started On Web & Mobile Development

    The front-end web and mobile development is where UX meets code.

    By Frances Advincula (Software Engineer, Accenture)

    When I was young, I wanted to be a fashion designer. But then I grew up and realized I actually have to be able to eat food and pay rent, so I became a software engineer instead.

    Fast forward a few years. I’m not really sure what happened, but it seems like all of a sudden, I became super interested in the intersection of user experience and programming.

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    by Angie Chang

    "Fake It ‘Till You Make It" And More Golden Nuggets From Programming Gurus

    “…if you have a humble eagerness to learn something from everybody, your learning opportunities will be unlimited.”

    By Frances Advincula (Software Engineer, Accenture)

    In my last article, I wrote about lessons I learned as a young woman in my first engineering job fresh from undergrad.

    I thought this week, why not write about things I learned from the exact opposite of that — golden nuggets from programmer friends who have been in the industry for a while.

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    by Angie Chang

    A Letter For New Engineers: You Will Be Different And That’s OK

    If you are a young girl in tech, realize that you will be different, accept that, but don’t expect others to change for you.

    By Frances Advincula (Software Engineer, Accenture)

    I was at a party my Filipino family friends threw for my twenty-first birthday last weekend when one of the younger kids asked me how I became such a young successful professional.

    The term “successful” is debatable, I would say, but I nevertheless decided to write down some of the lessons I’ve learned

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    by Angie Chang

    Roundup: An Obsession Over Startups

    A goldmine of presentations, articles, and books on lean startup concepts, business models…

    By Frances Advincula (Former Platform Development Intern, Accenture Software)

    In the last few weeks, I have become obsessed with startups. So I thought, hey, even though I can’t start one, I could still very well post about it. So here I go:

    1. Here is a roundup (within a roundup! yay!) on startup culture and development by Foursquare’s Head of Talent. The best part is that the articles she listed have conflicting ideas, so you get to really *think* about what you should or shouldn’t do.
    2. Evan Williams, co-founder of Pyra Labs and Twitter, has a post on the rules for a web startup. It’s an insightful
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    by Angie Chang

    Starting Up: Resources For Learning Programming, The Software Business And Design

    Learn how to program, what software businesses are, and how to design – through free classes online!

    By Frances Advincula (Former Platform Development Intern, Accenture Software)


    Someday I will get through all of this – the courses here are free, through endeavors such as iTunes U and MIT Open Courseware.

    For The Programmers

    • Multi-core Programming Primer Course – When PSN was down, I was so happy because I had my guy all to myself. If you’re dating or have dated or are a gamer… Well, now you can say you’ve programmed on the Play Station 3 development platform.