Top Blogs Young Women In Technology Should Follow

As a communications student living in the dawn of the internet, I inherently turn to blogs as a medium for exploration, education, and inspiration. Similar to the experience of wandering a garden, like many digital media enthusiasts, I find myself lost to the internet daily.

However, on my journey from communications to code, I found it difficult to find bloggers that were able to successfully merge technology and communications.

Below is a list of blogs I’ve found over the years by young women in technology whose abuse of Instagram stories won’t make you cringe. Before reading ahead be warned that although it’s ok to admire bloggers for their success, remember that one cannot be an individual without imperfection or obtain success without struggle.

1. Laura Medalia, @codergirl_

When she isn’t showing off her favorite new ironic tech t-shirt, Laura is documenting her experience as a software engineer in New York. Laura’s blog is evidence that technology can be creative, cross-disciplinary, and fun.

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2. Google, Made with Code

Since I discovered Made with Code by Google two years ago, I haven’t stopped admiring it since. Although the blog is aimed at girls in middle school and high school, their content is always beautiful, inspiring, and useful.

3. Mayuko, hellomayuko

There is nothing I love more than a good youtube video, so when I discovered Mayuko’s youtube channel I immediately disregarded all my work to watch all of her videos. Mayuko is a senior iOS Engineer at Patreon, who has gracefully mastered the art of the vlog in her spare time.

4. @peoplewithlaptops

People with Laptops is the Humans of New York for technologists. The account features a diverse group of individuals and their laptop, accompanied by a mini story.

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I enjoy interviewing multi talented, amazing people like 😊 Enjoy the interview. . 1. Tell us a bit about yourself Sasha. What do you do, and what are your interests like? "I’m work as a UI Developer in a tech company in Silicon Valley. At work and outside of work, I appreciate colors. Colors make me happy, all the variations, tints, hues, and gradients. Also composing them into Interfaces and the process of design and animation is energizing." . 2. I see you're into a few things; Design, coding, animation. What do you find yourself most drawn to? Or, would you rather do it all? "I love being at the intersection of design and engineering. Thinking about the ‘why’ we do things then figuring out ‘how’ to expresses that in an elegant way." . 3. Do you have any designers (in any field) that you really love? "I absolutely love and respect the work from Christopher Neimann ( @abstractsunday ) and Scott Tusk." . 4. What's your favorite font? "I might be biased but the San Francisco font by Apple is pleasing, elegant, subtly bold, yet inviting 😍" . 5. Favorite choice of cloud storage and sync? "I prefer Dropbox. Their care for the consumer really shows in the design of the products they create." . 6. If you were on the board of any 3 tech companies, what would those companies be? "Apple for the products they create, SpaceX for bringing humanity together, and Tesla because they influence the adoption of alternative energy." . #peoplewithlaptops Pic source:

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6. Tamara Johanna, @tamarajohanna_

Tamara Johanna is a Senior Salesforce Marketing Cloud Campaign Manager at Salesforce. I love Tamara’s content because she is not narcissistic like most other bloggers (all the pictures aren’t of her). Her content is authentic and encourages followers to live a healthy lifestyle.

7. Sasha Tran,

A mix of beautiful CSS animations and artsy laptop pictures, this blog is perfect for aspiring designers and front-end developers.

8. Lori-Lee Emshey, @lorilee.emshey

Lori-Lee is the co-founder of an AR startup, who appears to be a work-life balance master. This account is for anyone who loves fitness, AR/VR, and travel.

9. Adrienne Tacke, @adrienne.tacke

Adrienne Tacke, a Software Developer at DebTrader, is a great resource for aspiring engineers. Every week she posts pictures answering her user’s questions about her career, technologies she uses, and other questions about her journey as a Filipina woman in technology.

10. tech.ladies

I’m not a huge fan of tech ladies because I think their content is bland and monotonous, but if you like inspirational quotes and pictures of random celebrities this is the account for you.