No business like linkspam business (21st October, 2009)

If you have links of interest, please share them in comments here, or if you’re a delicious user, tag them “geekfeminism†to bring them to our attention. Thanks to everyone who suggested links in comments and on delicious.

6 thoughts on “No business like linkspam business (21st October, 2009)

  1. Suneetha

    Hi

    I am NOT a techie but a journo who writes for the techie world on non-technical issues of a techie…( I guess that’s a lot of techie :) )

    I have dropped a mail to your id on the wiki, but if you havent seen it, would you drop a mail to my id here? I was looking for an interview on email for the techie site I report for.
    cheers

    Suneetha

  2. Elizabeth Yalkut

    Hey, if I can do a signal boost in your direction — my alma mater, Emma Willard School, is looking for a Chair for Academic Technology and Classroom Innovation. EWS is a fantastic place to work, the oldest all-girl’s school in the US that was begun with the goal of giving girls the same education as their brothers; the campus is gorgeous, the faculty and administration are almost uniformly wonderful people, the students are smart, engaged, and passionate (she says, having graduated herself), and I’m happy to talk about the campus culture anytime. As for details about the position and why I though GF readers might be interested — well, look:

    The Lubin-Schupf Chair for Academic Technology and Classroom Innovation will inspire, play, teach, and model the habits of an intellectual life. The chair will put Emma Willard on the map in terms of technology and girls. The chair will have the unique opportunity to work with girls who know that something big is in store for them, a faculty that is deeply committed to girls, and a community that is passionate about almost everything.

    Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be an optimist who delights in learning, teaching, and technology, is an inspirational presence, and enjoys the adventure and challenge of being on the cutting edge. A high degree of proficiency and curiosity about technology are desired as are strong communication skills, a conviction that girls must and can be leaders in the area of technology, a level of skill that will inspire confidence, and, of course, a sense of humor.

    Sounds right up y’all’s alley!

  3. S

    I wonder who thought the lap dancers would be a good idea in this case. I understand vendors at trade conventions who don’t have anything interesting to sell resort to booth babes to attract attention, but it seems to be pointless at a hackathon where the whole idea is to produce a useful end product. My guess is that a marketing guy hired the dancers. If a coder was in charge of entertainment, they would have bought Nerf guns or some Nintendo Wiis instead.

  4. Emily

    A filmmaker seeking to make a movie about Ada Lovelace is asking for letters of support from Americans associated with institutions. Gosh that sounds broad, doesn’t it? There’s a lot more about it here: http://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/ada-film-needs-your-support/ which is also the home of the truly spectacular Difference Engine comic. It seems like both the comic and the film would be firmly in the purview of geek feminists!

    - Emily

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