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GF classifieds (April to September 2013)

This is another round of Geek feminism classifieds. If you’re looking to hire women, find some people to participate in your study, find female speakers, or just want some like-minded folk to join your open source project, this is the thread for you!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Geeky subjects only. We take a wide view of geekdom, but if your thing isn’t related to an obviously geeky topic, you’ll probably want to give a bit of background on why the readers of Geek Feminism would be interested.
  2. Explain what your project/event/thing is, or link to a webpage that provides clear, informative information about it. Ideally you’ll also explain why geek women might find it particularly awesome.
  3. Explain what you’re looking for. Even if it’s not a job ad, think of it like one: what is the activity/role in question, and what would it involve? What is the profile of people you’re looking for?
  4. GF has international readership, so please be sure to indicate the location if you’re advertising a job position, conference, or other thing where the location matters. Remember that city acronyms aren’t always known world-wide and lots of cities share names, so be as clear as possible! (That is, don’t say “SF[O]” or “NYC” or “Melb”, say “San Francisco, USA”, “New York City, USA” or “Melbourne, Australia”.) And if you can provide travel/relocation assistance, we’d love to know about it.
  5. Keep it legal. Most jurisdictions do not allow you to (eg.) advertise jobs for only people of a given gender. So don’t do that. If you are advertising for something that falls into this category, think of this as an opportunity to boost the signal to women who might be interested.
  6. If you’re asking for participants in a study, please note Mary’s helpful guide to soliciting research participation on the ‘net, especially the “bare minimum” section.
  7. Provide a way for people to contact you, such as your email address or a link to apply in the case of job advertisements. (The email addresses entered in the comment form here are not public, so readers won’t see them.)
  8. Keep an eye on comments here, in case people ask for clarification or more details. (You can subscribe to comments via email or RSS.)

If you’d like some more background/tips on how to reach out to women for your project/event/whatever, take a look at Recruiting women on the Geek Feminism Wiki.)

Good luck!

8 thoughts on “GF classifieds (April to September 2013)

  1. Marina Zhurakhinskaya

    Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) is software that gives the user the freedom to use, copy, study, change, and improve it. FOSS contributors believe that this is the best way to develop software because it benefits society, creates a fun collaborative community around a project, and allows anyone to make innovative changes that reach many people.

    Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for FOSS projects. Participants work remotely from home, while getting guidance from an assigned mentor and collaborating within their project’s community. The application deadline for Google Summer of Code is May 3 and the program dates are June 17 to September 23. The stipend for the program is $5,000 (USD). The organizations that will participate in Google Summer of Code this year were announced on April 8. Starting to work with an organization as early as possible and making a few code contributions to the project you want to work on is essential for a successful proposal.

    http://code.google.com/soc

    In an effort to get more women involved in FOSS, a number of organizations are offering Outreach Program for Women internships through a program organized by the GNOME Foundation. The internships have the same structure, the same stipend and similar program dates. The application deadline for the Outreach Program for Women is May 1 and the program dates are June 17 to September 23. Unlike in Google Summer of Code, participants do not need to be students and non-coding projects are available. In addition to coding, projects include such tasks as graphic design, documentation, bug triage and marketing. To apply, you need to connect with an organization early and make a few contributions relevant to the project you want to work on.


    https://live.gnome.org/OutreachProgramForWomen

    The mentorship opportunities are also available throughout the year for anyone interested in getting started contributing to FOSS outside of the formal internship program. In addition to the organizations participating in the Outreach Program for Women, more organizations that offer informal mentorship to all newcomers are listed here:

    http://code.google.com/p/google-summer-of-code/wiki/Mentors

    Please consider applying for Google Summer of Code or FOSS Outreach Program for Women, encourage someone else to apply, or help spread the word by forwarding this message to any interested university and community groups.

  2. Kimberly Blessing

    Hi everyone! I’m hiring full-stack front-end web developers at Think Brownstone, a research and experience design firm near Philadelphia, PA, USA, where I’m director of our tech community of practice. My fledgling team has a 50/50 gender mix and I’d love to keep that balance as we grow! More information on the role and how to apply is posted on our blog and you can reach me via my web site with any questions. Thanks!

  3. Jenny Turner-Trauring

    Hi! I’m a lead software developer at athenahealth. We develop software for medical professionals – billing software, electronic health records and the like. We’re looking to hire software developers at our Watertown, MA, Austin, TX and Alpharetta, GA offices. Drop me a line at jturner [at] athenahealth.com if you want to learn more or visit our jobs page

  4. Jonathan Stray

    The Overview Project, an open-source document mining system for investigative journalists, is looking for a front end developer

    Overview is a reading machine, a way to make sense of a large volume of documents, whether those are emails, public records, or tweets. Originally designed for investigative journalists to analyze document dumps, it is also used by social media agencies, non-profits, and others who need to understand what thousands or millions of people are saying. This web-based software reads the full text of every document, then automatically visualizes the documents as categories and sub-categories.

    There is no faster way to understand what’s in those 10,000 pages you got back from a FOIA request, or those 100,000 tweets you painstakingly captured. Unlike a search engine, Overview helps you find what you don’t even know you’re looking for. Overview is a project of the Associated Press, funded by a Knight News Challenge grant. The product is in beta at http://www.overviewproject.org.

    We need an additional front-end developer on the team. Overview is written in Scala on the Play framework, with a Coffeescript front end. We’re looking for:

    – Solid JavaScript engineering experience, with modern frameworks such as jQuery, Coffeescript, and Backbone
    – Experience with a modern MVC web app architecture, such as Rails, Django, or Play
    – Familiarity with open source development; both the tools (e.g. Github) and the culture
    – Design and usability sense; we have a designer, but you’ll still be making many decisions at the intersection of beauty and function.
    – An understanding of web application architecture, including server operation and SQL database design
    – Experience in visualization, natural language processing, or distributed systems a plus.

    Perks include travel to data journalism conferences and flexible working arrangements. New York City area preferred, but will consider remote.

    But mostly, we’re looking for someone who wants to build something they care about. Open data is great, but transparency means nothing if no one is watching. Our goal is to make it easy and cheap to sort through large volumes of unstructured text.

    Send resumes to jonathan@overviewproject.org

  5. Allison

    Calling all mobile application developers, Mobiquity wants YOU to join our team!

    Mobiquity is a rapidly expanding moble application development company, with offices in the Greater Boston Area, San Francisco, New York City, Gainesville, FL, and Atlanta, GA. We also have some openings in Philadelphia, PA and Providence, RI. If you’re a developer, an architect, a development manager, or a UX architect, I invite you to check out our careers page, or e-mail me directly if you’re interested in joining our motley crew.

    Specifically, I’ve been actively seeking mobile systems architects (both senior and principal) for our San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Atlanta offices. I’ve also been looking for iOS and Android developers for the Gainesville, FL office. Outside of the tech positions, I’m also looking for a corporate communications manager for the Waltham, MA office, do if you have experience with internal communications, particularly in the software development industry, I’d love to hear from you ASAP.

  6. A. Y. Siu

    Our company’s looking for an freelance ExtJS/Telerik,IIS,.Net developer. It can be mainly a work-from-home position, but we want someone in the Boston, Massachusetts (USA) area who can, initially come in to the office before getting up and running. The rate is about $50-75/hour. If you’re interested, email me your res/cover letter at ays@carneysandoe.com, and let me know you found out about it through Geek Feminism.

  7. Mila Zuo

    Hi there!

    For fellow grad students working on issues related to women, sexuality, and gender, please take a look at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women annual Thinking Gender conference for submissions.

    Please find more information at their website.

    Thank you!

    We look forward to reading your submissions.

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