The number of women in tech is decreasing, but their contributions are significant and noteworthy beyond their representation. At the annual Strangeloop tech conference in St. Louis, several women presenters gave important lessons that all developers can use on how to become better coders – and successful team members. Notable female speakers at the show included Jenny Finkel, one of the founders and Chief Software Architect of Prismatic; Sarah Dutkiewicz, the owner of Cleveland Tech Consulting; Jen Myers, the founder of the Chicago chapter of GirlDevelopIT, and Parisa Tabriz, who runs the Chrome browser security team at Google. They had such great stuff to say that all of us, of any gender, could learn from their talks. In this post are six lessons that all coders could use.