STEM Up (S2): Stephanie Ryan

I always knew I loved science, but I wasn’t always sure how I wanted to pursue it. I went to Saint Mary’s College for a degree in Chemistry, fully intending on going pre-med and becoming a doctor. That is, until I became a TA for a nursing chemistry course and the instructor gave me more…

STEM Up (S2): Jazlyn Nketia

In high school I took an AP Psychology course that sparked my interest in understanding human cognition. I was particularly interested in what happens during our early years and how that shapes who we become as adults. During my freshmen year of undergrad, I enrolled in a philosophy course on Contemporary Moral Issues that inadvertently…

STEM Up (S2): Alex Dobosz

My name is Alex and I am a scientist on my journey to get a PhD in Materials Science at theInstitute of Metallurgy and Materials Science in the Polish Academy of Sciences! I love agood challenge, and my PhD provides plenty. For my Masters I specialized in ceramic materials, writing my Master thesis based onresearch…

STEM Up (S2): Ademusoyo

I’m a Nigerian-American Software Engineer based in the New York City Area. I also am a co-founder and COO of MacScientits, a publication aimed at uplifting women of color in STEM and founder and CEO of Creatic Ventures, a digital creative studio providing website design and system optimization services for digital service providers and content…

STEM Up (S2): Barbara Del Castello

I am a 5th year PhD Candidate in Genetics at the University of Georgia. I study developmental biology, specifically of the parathyroid and thymus, two vital organs that actually derive from the same tissue in development. I am passionate about science policy and spend my spare time advocating for diversity in STEM. 1. How would…

STEM Up (S2): Tanya Rogers

Greetings fellow Earthlings! My name is Tanya, I’m a chemical and biomolecular engineer that develops environmental technology for terrestrial and space applications. Clean water is vital no matter where you are in the universe, I dream about a world where we don’t have to worry about drinking harmful contaminants. I’d like to share my story…

STEM Up (S2): Laura McConnell

Hello, my name is Laura and I am a Marine Biology student at University of Portsmouth. I completed my foundation degree (FdSc) in Marine Ecology and Conservation at University Centre Sparsholt in Winchester this past June. I have recently moved down to Portsmouth to do a top up year which will give me a full…

STEM Up: Ami Gandhi

Hi, I am Ami and I am a Biomedical and Instrumentation engineer. I am originally from India but have been living in the US with my husband and a toddler for quite some time. Back in India, I have worked as a service engineer and a bio-medical (a.k.a clinical) engineer for different companies and hospitals….

Signs You Are Dealing With A Micromanager

Have you ever been micromanaged by someone? Turns out more than half of the working population experiences micromanagement. So there is a possibility that you have experienced it too. Certainly, this is something neither the employees nor the employer is proud of. Often micromanagement kills productivity since no one likes someone breathing down their neck…

STEM Up: Tamara Johanna

My career journey has taken me on a complete rollercoaster of a ride to get to where I am today. From the age of 10 it was my dream to join Cirque du Soleil, I travelled all around Australia on tour with the circus, whilst undertaking the same schooling as any normal kid. In my…

OSPF Explained

There are 5 types of internal gateway routing protocols and OSPF is one of them. But what makes it so special? One of the best things about OSPF is that it is open source in nature meaning, it can run on routers manufactured by different vendors. OSPF is a link-state internal gateway protocol that follows…

STEM Up: Nicole Young

My name is Nicole Young and I am a developer and freelancer based in Pennsylvania, USA.  I got into tech after I graduated from college with a degree in Psychology. I was planning on accepting an offer for a PhD but instead was given the opportunity to go to Malaysia for a year for an…

STEM Up: Daisy Shearer

Hello! I’m Daisy and I’m an experimental quantum physics PhD candidate at the University of Surrey’s Advanced Technology Institute. I’ve been interested in science for as long as I can remember, although I also have a passion for art and was torn between pursuing art or science as a career. I eventually settled on science and…

30 Seconds Read: BGP Part 2

Every routing protocol has a method to determine the best possible path for packet transfer, and BGP is no different. BGP takes 10 factors into consideration before determining the best path. Let’s have a look! 👓⁣🌟Weight- Selects the route with the highest weight⁣⁣🌟Local Preference- Selects the route with the highest preference⁣⁣🌟Locally Originated- Has the local…

30 Seconds Read: Linux Commands For Firewall

With over a gazillion linux commands (+alternate commands) for firewall out there, I am listing a handful of my favorites. Hope they come in handy in times of need-⁣ ☕️ Install firewall-⁣ yum install firewalld⁣ ⁣ ☕️ Enable/ Disable/ Restart/ Check status-⁣ 1. Enable firewall-⁣ systemctl enable firewalld⁣ 2. Disable firewall-⁣ systemctl disable firewalld⁣ 3….

STEM Up: Shreya

Hi! My name is Shreya and I’m a full time backend software developer based in San Diego, California. I’m an active member of the Lean In Women In Tech community here and can be found speaking at the occasional tech event as an advocate for minorities in tech. Prior to this, I’ve worked at various…

STEM Up: Kaitlyn Contreras

Just one phone call stood between Kaitlyn and joining the US Army – A call from her school’s admissions office. Kaitlyn works as a research assistant at Global and Public Health Office and Institute for Leadership Initiative, and has recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She aspires to be a doctor one day and nothing’s…

STEM Up: Florence Simon

Meet Florence, an engineer turned into professor. After experiencing a fair share of struggles herself, Florence has set an example that you can achieve anything if you are determined enough. Let’s get to know her better! 1.What’s your story? I developed keen interest in engineering from a very early age, so as soon as I…

STEM Up: Mariana Quiroga Londoño

Hi! My name is Mariana and I was born in Colombia. After my family and I survived one of the worst earthquakes in the Colombian history, we moved to Spain to start a new life. We faced struggles settling down but somehow managed to find a place to live and a spot for me in…

30 Seconds Read: BGP (Part 1)

Hola! Anyone who is studying Networking would know that BGP is a wide topic in itself. So I have planned to post byte-sized information on it. Today I am posting about BGP introduction, BGP message types, and BGP states. So read up and stay tuned for part 2!

STEM Up: Urja Modi

Hi, I am Urja and I am in the final year of dentistry. Choosing a field in medicine was the easiest decision of my life. I am a doctor and I enjoy helping people. Other than that, I am an ambivert and I love to party! I have a degree in Bharatnatyam, I was an…

STEM Up: Sukanya Tiwatne

My name is Sukanya, and I am a data scientist! I have a Master’s degree in Business Analytics and I love reading (check out – ‘Why We Sleep’ and thank me later 😉), calligraphy, and researching about data science. Being a minority, I am always looking for ways to encourage more women in STEM. I…

30 Seconds Read: WiFi Versions

Happy Sunday! Fact check- Did you know the explication for WiFi is Wireless Fidelity? That’s correct, not wireless network, but wireless fidelity. Well, seems like name is not the only confusing thing about WiFi, which brings me to my next point “WiFi Versions”. IEEE released the first version of 802.11 standard in 1997- now obsolete….

8 Interesting Finds On Etsy

My then-boyfriend, now-husband and I have been together for 4 years and just like every couple we have spoiled each other with tons of presents. From simple handmade and/or expensive store-bought gifts to couple’s spa sessions we have done everything! So lately it’s been a real challenge finding something interesting and I am sure we…

30 Seconds Read: Email Protocols

Understand the most commonly used email protocols in less than a minute. Each of these have different characteristics and operates in their own unique ways- Hope you enjoyed the read! Follow me on wordpress and instagram @codejammies for more informational content 🙂

30 Seconds Read: Load Balancer

Learn what, why, and how load balancers distribute load across a network of servers- Hope you enjoyed the 30 seconds read! Follow me on wordpress and instagram @codejammies for more informational content👩🏻‍💻

30 Seconds Read: Network Switches

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Quarantine Day 14

A couple of weeks back the company I work for decided to embrace remote working and asked us to work from home to avoid health risk. Today it’s been 14 days and I am going c-r-a-z-y! Just kidding. To be completely honest with you all, the introvert in me is subtly happy with this change…

30 Seconds Read: Linux Boot Process And Runlevels

Curious about what happens when you turn on your Linux system? Learn how Linux boots and operates in different modes in just 30 seconds- Interested in learning more about Linux and System BIOS? Check out my article on Popular Linux Interview Questions and How To Update System BIOS. Hope you enjoyed the 30 seconds read!…

30 Seconds Read: UDP

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30 Seconds Read: TCP

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30 Seconds Read: SSH

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30 Seconds Read: Routers

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30 Seconds Read: Cookies

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IWD 2020: Each For Equal

Happy women’s history month, boss ladies and gentlemen! A couple of days back the women in leadership society of the company I work for hosted the international women’s day seminar. They invited a panel of women from new hires to executives to share their experiences and word of advice with the rest of us. Now…

Popular Linux Interview Questions

Hello there! Linux is one of the most desirable skills in the job market today and after giving over 20 interviews I have come up with a cheat sheet which I personally use and may come in handy for your test or interview. Recruiters are interested in understanding the depth of your knowledge so I…

How to update System BIOS

You might have heard people saying how dangerous it can be to update BIOS. Myth? Unfortunately, it is not. But if you are careful enough and follow manufacturer’s instructions, you can save yourself from burning a hole in your pocket. Before moving forward to the actual article let’s have a quick look at this chip…