- Tech company management responds to incidents, round many of… many:
- Follow up to the investigation results | defunkt at GitHub (April 28): “Last Monday I published the least open and least transparent blog post GitHub has ever written.”
- A Message From the CEO | Luke Kanies at Puppet Labs (May 2): ” I take seriously my obligation to provide a non-discriminatory work environment, and I care deeply about it personally”
- Rant: my technology is not your punchline | lightgetsin (May 2): “Ahaha did you guys know that OCR technology is really bad? Voice recognition, too? I mean, hilarious, right! Like how OCR reads “anus” for “arms” – I die!… Adaptive technology isn’t your toy, and it isn’t cute, and it isn’t fun.”
- A couple of links on getting paid to speak at conferences:
- How to ask to get paid to speak | Seb Lee-Delisle (May 2) “New speakers often feel awkward about asking for a speaker fee, and some conference organisers take advantage of this by not offering you one…here’s my advice for making sure you’re not taken advantage of.”
- A Formula for Speaking Fees | Jenn Lukas (May 2): “When I speak at a conference, I am committing to spending time away from traditional client work to prep a talk, practice a talk, travel to/from a talk, and give the talk. I’m super into math and formulas and I find that hard numbers allow me to figure a fair speaking fee.”
- Grants | Electron Workshop (Melbourne) (closes May 30): “The Election Workshop is pleased to announce that applications are now being sought for round two of our Women’s Workshop Grant.”
- 25 Awesome Women in Gaming | Megan Crouse at Den of Geek (May 2): “For every woman on this list, there are many others working in the games industry in art, design, programming, marketing, management, and more. Even so, it’s not unusual to find a development team comprised of only, or mostly, male workers.”
- This Isn’t Just About Star Wars | Tyler F at SharcTank (April 30): (‘ware ableist subtitle, gah) “…the cast of the new Star Wars trilogy was announced yesterday by Lucasfilm… Unfortunately, although the announcement shows a hint of racial diversity, it shows almost no gender diversity.”
- Guess how many female writers are joining ‘Doctor Who’ this season | Gavia Baker-Whitelaw at The Daily Dot (May 1): “… this is now the fourth season in a row that has employed precisely zero female writers.”
- Making it Past the Lobby of the Meritocracy | Anonymous at Model View Culture (April 28): “While theoretically those days are behind us, the reality is that many places, even famously liberal cities like San Francisco, are not interested in having Blacks and other marginalized people as patrons… And tech events, spaces, and organizations do not come with Green Book listings.”
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