For this month's From the Managing Editor series, I want to think about Silicon Valley's latest controversy: #ILookLikeAnEngineer. It all started when her company decided to feature a picture of Isis Anchalee as part of a recruiting campaign. Isis, to the horror of some, is young, pretty, and female. Was this just a ploy to lure brogrammers to the company? She must be a model or some kind of fake! No, Isis is a full-stack engineer for OneLogin.
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We all have passions and interests we pursue away from our desks, and the FindLaw team is no different. A few months ago we highlighted some of the skills and interests FindLaw employees bring to their lives outside the office, but our team is just too amazing to be contained in one post.
So we're back again for Part 2 of FindLaw staff's hidden talents, showcasing our musical, linguistic, and altruistic talents.
Summer for kids may mean no more teachers and no more books, but you're an adult. And reading is fun-damental. Plus, as a grown-up of legal age, you can flip the pages of your favorite paperback with a cold glass of sangria or a frosty beer.
We're pretty sure you won't need help finding your favorite beverage, but in the spirit of summer literacy, our FindLaw staff offered these 10 summer reads:
FindLaw's Silicon Valley office pulls in a unique mix of writers, lawyers, engineers, advertisers, business strategists, and other talented professionals. We come from all over the world, representing numerous perspectives, but always strive toward the good of the whole.
It's no secret that Silicon Valley's success is largely derived from the profound diversity of experiences reflected in its people. FindLaw's office in Sunnyvale, just a stone's throw away from Apple and Google, is no exception.
So what types of experiences shape our collective culture here in Sunnyvale? We asked a few colleagues to tell us what they did before coming to FindLaw.
So you think you're familiar with FindLaw, huh? You may impress your friends and colleagues with your ability to capitalize the "L" in "Law," but we're not as easily convinced. Any real FindLaw follower would know at least three lesser known facts about the company that practically (and literally) first put lawyers on the Internet.
Ready to test your FindLaw mettle? Check out these 3 things you probably didn't know about FindLaw:
It's been a busy June at FindLaw, with over 7 million visits to FindLaw.com pages this month alone.
So what were our top performing pages of the past 30 days, and what was our audience most interested in learning about? Let's take a look at the numbers:
With Memorial Day just a few days away, we at FindLaw would like to extend a heartfelt salute to all the selfless men and women who have served our country. And while those of us who haven't served can simply change the channel whenever there is news about military conflicts halfway around the world, thousands of uniformed service members don't have that luxury. Look around you; quite a few of these brave individuals are your neighbors and coworkers, or their sons and daughters.
Meet Air Force Captain Tony Alexander
One of our favorite colleagues, Air Force Captain Tony Alexander, works as a Project Manager in our Sunnyvale office. His current title makes sense, given the enormously complicated projects Alexander managed as a young captain in the 1980s. But while his work in the military involved matters of life and death, he credits his service for helping shape his approach to work and life in general.
We here are FindLaw aren't just lawyers. (Or journalists, or social media genii.) And we don't spend every hour of the day churning out the best consumer and legal professional content on the web.
Many of us have lives and hobbies that extend beyond the walls of our Sunnyvale, California offices -- here are just a few:
April Fools' Day is behind us, and Tax Day is starting to fade from memory. But before April -- also known as Distracted Driving Month -- comes to a close, you should remind yourself of the distracted driving laws that exist in your and many other states.
To get you started here are some legal reminders about what to do (and not do) when you're behind the wheel.
FindLaw.com is certainly the most knowledgeable source for legal information on these here interwebs, but where did we get all this legal knowledge from? Easy: Wikipedia.
Almost all of us amassed our considerable legal expertise in law school, while the others are just that smart. Here's a little rundown of the institutions to which FindLaw's best and brightest owe mountains of law school debt.