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Karina Chow

Bikeshedding, rubber ducking, dog fooding, bus factors, yak shaving…what the heck are my colleagues even saying?

An image of Ernie from Sesame Street wearing a tech hoodie and holding up a rubber duck
An image of Ernie from Sesame Street wearing a tech hoodie and holding up a rubber duck
What if Ernie were a tech bro? 🤔


After only working full time in my career, I entered the unknown world of consulting and learned quite a few lessons

A self employment org chart showing “me” as the owner, head of product, head of eng, head of sales, ux researcher..basically every role is just “me”!
A self employment org chart showing “me” as the owner, head of product, head of eng, head of sales, ux researcher..basically every role is just “me”!

1. The 40 hour work week isn’t actually 40 hours worth of work


Most public transportation options in SF shut down during the pandemic, and I don’t own a vehicle. Cue, blue Revel mopeds.

An image of 3 Revel scooters parked in a row
An image of 3 Revel scooters parked in a row


Thoughts and philosophies for how to set up your team’s workflow to tackle accessibility


A high-level view of tooling available to audit our products for accessibility issues and recommendations to get you started

A cover image that says “The Developer’s Guide to Web Accessibility Auditing and Tooling” in the same style as the 25th anniversary cover for “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” book cover.
A cover image that says “The Developer’s Guide to Web Accessibility Auditing and Tooling” in the same style as the 25th anniversary cover for “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” book cover.


When you lose your dream engineer because your interviewing process failed both your company and the candidate.

Illustrated candy hearts, commonly eaten during Valentine’s Day, with the words “I love perf”, “need you”, and “full stack”.
Illustrated candy hearts, commonly eaten during Valentine’s Day, with the words “I love perf”, “need you”, and “full stack”.


How we can use UX principles to design a better, more empathetic technical interview experiences


Introductory information and advice on how to think about and approach web accessibility

Web Accessibility for Newbies picture
Web Accessibility for Newbies picture
Don’t like reading and would rather watch a presentation? Watch the video adaptation of this article.


A personal account of trying to recover from burnout and disappointment brought on by a very uninspired tech industry.

Self portrait I made in college for a presentation describing the technologies I was most excited for


A short story of what I learned one summer as a snarky YMCA camp counselor

Karina Chow

Screw the rules, I have green hair. 🇨🇳 +🇩🇪 , jaded SF Bay native, 3rd gen techie. Loves FE, tech, a11y, psychology, art, design, 🎷 🎨 🧵 🥋 🐰

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