Unmasking a Famous Coding Influencer: Is Their Image Real?

Eduards Sizovs is the founder of DevTernity, a software development conference that had to cancel its most recent event. Mostly because the lineup included female speakers who, under closer inspection, turned out to be fictional. But this may not be the first time Sizovs has invented a woman, and he might.

Coding_Unicorn has over 115,000 Instagram followers and purports to be run by Julia Kirsina, who shares tips on software development below her selfies. 404 Media has posted evidence connecting her to Sizovs, suggesting the account is a sock puppet. Evidence includes images from a YouTube video showing Sizovs logged in to her email account, and that a lot of her posts mirror ones posted by Sizovs.

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Google’s first-of-its-kind generates 3.5 megawatts of electricity. The search giant, in partnership with clean power startup Fervo Energy, dug 8,000 feet deep wells in the desert, releasing steam powerful enough to run a turbine generating 3.5 megawatts around the clock.

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