Author Archives: Veronica Erb

About Veronica Erb

Designs, researches, illustrates, and writes code. Plays ukulele. Dances Balboa. Grew up in a geodesic dome, and hasn't gotten over it.

Cranky people are invested people

“People will yell at you.” Yep, that’s one of the things we were told comes with the role of co-chair for IA Summit. We were advised that the best way to handle it was to band together, find the strength … Continue reading

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Happy Dot Day!

10 years ago, my mother gave me a copy of The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Now, it’s the inspiration for International Dot Day. I like the book and the celebration so much that I decided to read The Dot … Continue reading

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A talk about questions at DCWW Code(Her) conference

In two weeks I’ll be giving a presentation at DC Web Women‘s Code(Her) Conference. My one-hour presentation is called “A Nicer Kind of Interrogation,” and it’s all about asking questions. Asking a question may seem like a simple task. You wonder … Continue reading

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Minimizing email oppression: 5 Months since IA Summit 2014

This month, I got to attend an event I’ve been anticipating for over a year: the Strathmore’s Uke and Guitar Summit. Besides getting to enjoy the wonderful teachings of some amazing ukulele people, I also had a little fun experiencing a “conference” … Continue reading

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Teens perform original monologues as Stein, Einstein, Child and more

If you live or work in downtown DC, you have got to take this interactive tour at the National Portrait Gallery: 2014 Portraits Alive! Seven area teens guide you through the halls of the gallery, each taking on the persona of a … Continue reading

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The Milk Experience

I’ve been a long-time fan of Planet Money, an NPR show and podcast that explains economics via my favorite communication tool: storytelling. A recent one, Episode 555: Why is the Milk in the Back of the Store?, covers a perennial example … Continue reading

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The other side of micromanagement: 4 months since IA Summit 2014

Oh boy! I’ve gotten so caught up in IA Summit and the rest of life, we’re already to four months since IA Summit 2014. One non-IAS thing from this past month: Tony and I checked an item off the bucket-list-we-didn’t-know-we-had. A rainy DC afternoon introduced … Continue reading

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