What I Learned By Teaching Fourth Grade Girls to Code

I am lucky that I grew up with a family and community that always encouraged my agency and voice. Teaching girls to code empowers them in the same way by exercising their brains and pushing their boundaries.…

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Can I have a big impact without becoming an engineering manager?

Gusto Women In Engineering Roundtable Dinners…

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The shortest path is the scariest

How optimizing for learning helped us scale to 1% of small businesses in the US “Your vision is great, but it's all about execution.” If you’ve worked in startup environments or have tried to raise money for one, you probably heard this stated in some way, shape, or form.…

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Eliminating Flaky Ruby Tests

Moving Fast and Not Breaking All The Things Every day, Gusto engineers work on systems that move billions of dollars, secure sensitive customer information, and pay hundreds of thousands of employees. Our customers' livelihoods depend on our product, and we need to be able to respond to issues quickly, maintain…

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5 Lessons from Taking a Sabbatical as a Co-Founder/CTO

One of the benefits we have at Gusto is a one-month paid sabbatical after five years of employment with the company. As a co-founder of the company, I was among the first employees to be eligible to take the sabbatical. As someone who’s never taken so much time off…

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