GF classifieds (October, November, and December 2015)

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!

5 thoughts on “GF classifieds (October, November, and December 2015)

  1. Tiara

    Hi! I’m Creatrix Tiara, artsworker/writer/activist/creative producer and lifelong fangirl. As part of my preparation for some fellowship/grad school applications I am conducting a basic survey on fangirls and how they engage with arts/tech/other topics through online fandom. If the applications are successful, I’d dive deeper into this research and hopefully come up with resources (not just academic papers, but accessible mainstream material) to provide more support for fandom engagement, particularly with people who aren’t part of fandom.

    There’s about 11-12 questions, all optional and anonymous. Should take about 10-15 mins depending on how much you write. There’s an option to provide your email address if you want updates on the applications or want to talk, but it’s not mandatory and won’t be linked to your answers.

    I’m mostly targeting young (under 25ish) female-identified folk, but any fan of any fandom (however you define fandom) can participate. The soft deadline is December 15, to give me time to process and write up applications.

    The survey can be found here: https://me50.typeform.com/to/NlWXTd
    And any feedback can be sent to me@creatrixtiara.com .

    Thanks!

  2. Lindsey Kuper

    My group at Intel Labs has a few openings for Ph.D.s with a background in some combination of compilers, runtime systems, high-performance computing, and distributed systems:

    https://intel.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=775659

    https://intel.taleo.net/careersection/10000/jobdetail.ftl?job=775658

    If you’re interested (or if you know someone who might be), please feel free to email me (lindsey.kuper@intel.com) with questions. I’ve been in the group for about a year and would be happy to talk specifics. Most of our hires come from employee referrals, so merely applying for the posted position is not enough; you should email me!

    Our lab, by the way, is the most diverse place I’ve ever worked in terms of gender, race, and age.

  3. Leonard Richardson

    I work for the New York Public Library, where I’m the lead developer on a project to improve the experience of borrowing ebooks from a public library. We are expanding the project and hiring six software developers: a web developer, two Android developers, and three full-stack developers. You can read more about the open positions, and how to apply, on my blog:

    http://www.crummy.com/2015/10/13/0

    These are positions in New York City, USA.

  4. Chris W.

    Hi! I’m chair of the committee that does communications for WisCon (and our parent organization, SF3): http://wiscon.net. We’re recruiting for volunteers in positions that are largely newly-created (because the team’s actually pretty new itself). Details are in this blog post, along with contact information: http://blog.wiscon.info/2015/10/seeking-the-word-savvy-the-cat-herders/

    WisCon is a feminist science fiction convention, held annually over Memorial Day weekend (late May) in Madison, Wisconsin. You do not need to be local to Madison to join the committee! Communications does run pretty much year-round, with the busiest time being the half-year leading up to the convention.

  5. Victoria Bullock

    We just created a new time travel web series, ‘Anne and Jake’, starring ABC Family’s Matt Dallas.
    The show is centered around time travel with Anne traveling from 1814 London to 2014 Los Angeles. It’s a smart, quirky, funny feminist love story, focusing on themes of identity, belonging and expectations in a sweet, nerdy, time travel-y (not a word) way.

    Think Jane Austen meets Back to the Future.

    Anne and Jake Episode 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4ci2T3OGd4
    Anne and Jake Episode 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQgFiD8wJJU

    We would love to know what you think of the show. New episodes will be released every Wednesday on LoveDog Productions YouTube Channel.

    Thank you!

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