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Coding and music go together like fries and ketchup, like peanut butter and jelly, like weekends and sleeping in. Our dev team at Usersnap loves their music. And their headphones, too.

Studies have shown that nine out of ten people are more productive when listening to music. Classical music and video game soundtracks for instance are said to have the biggest impact on productivity, since they avoid creating too much of a distraction.

But, coders being coders, they write their own rules. And, they are very particular about their own headphones as well (and not those plasticky thingies that get shipped with your iPhone).

With this in mind, we were wondering what our developers are listening to these days (and what tech this music is coming out of). So we did a (virtual) tour of the office and asked them about about their music preferences.  Spotify-Playlists included!

You have a question. Quora might have the answer.

We are always interested in what other professionals are thinking about web development ideas. To get some more insight, we took a look at some of the most interesting web development questions people have asked on Quora.

There are thousands of questions and answers to explore on Quora. Here are 10 to get you started!

It’s a sad fact that the tech industry is still vastly dominated by men. Currently, only around 25% of all tech jobs are held by women. The number is even smaller for management roles, with only 14% of all CTO positions in tech companies belonging to women. You’d think with all the innovative products, ideas and technologies launched every day, the tech industry would have figured out gender equality. Well, it hasn’t.

As technology keeps advancing into every aspect of our lives at a fast pace, this is something that has to change. Besides, with technology being one of the biggest and most future-proof industries out there, women are being left out of promising job opportunities.

It is more important than ever to make women seen and female voices heard. Today we want to present you 7 female CTOs that are leading the way for women in tech and that everyone should follow in 2017 and beyond.

An appealing user interface can have a significant impact on the success of your application.

The challenge for web designers is thinking about how users are navigating the UI and which actions they expect to happen. This involves evaluating the skills and technical know-how which they can expect from their users.

We will give you a few tips about how to design an appealing UI and ensure a good user experience.

Christmas is approaching fast, and that means one thing: get ready for next year’s conference season!

We had a look at 15 events that are already confirmed for 2017. From UX Design to JavaScript, the conference schedule of 2017 will feature something for everyone.

Read on but make sure you have an (empty) calendar next to you when you do.

The Slush Conference in Helsinki (Nov. 30th to Dec. 1st) is one of the biggest startup events in Europe with around 17,500 participants. Besides 2,000 startups from all over the world, this year’s event also featured around 1,000 investors and 2,500 volunteers.

Upon entering the conference hall for the first time, it became clear that the darkness of Finland in November is part of the event’s aesthetic concept: dark halls, lasers and fog machines that delivered punchlines in the form of smoke during the presentations, embodied Slush’s motto perfectly:

Nobody in their right mind would come to Helsinki in November. Except you, you badass. Welcome.”