An Open Email about Diversity

Updates from Gusto about their latest engineering diversity numbers.…

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When Girls Lose Interest in Stem — and What You Can Do about It

Patches our design team created for the event I'm an engineer at Gusto. In my spare time, I teach middle- and high school-aged girls how to code. I do this because I want girls to know about all the career options that are available, even if their communities don’t.…

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Debugging Sidekiq Poison Pills

That one time a memory leak almost took down one of our apps -- and how I fixed it…

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A Visual Guide to Using :includes in Rails

If you're new to developing Rails applications, you've probably come across the term N + 1 queries. You probably also know that this is something you want to avoid. As an engineer who joined Gusto straight out of undergrad with no Rails or full-time industry experience, I was initially overwhelmed by…

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The Surprisingly Simple Way to Be the Best Mentor Ever

Over the course of my career, I’ve mentored quite a number of people beyond those that I personally managed. This includes formal mentorship programs that I’ve volunteered for, heads of product management, and of course friends and colleagues. Illustration by Camellia Neri When I first started mentoring others…

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