To be or not to be, that is the linkspam (29 July 2014)

To be or not to be, that is the linkspam (29 July 2014)

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Let’s do the linkspam again (25 July 2014)

Let’s do the linkspam again (25 July 2014)

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The Large Linkspam Collider (22 July 2014)

The Large Linkspam Collider (22 July 2014)

  •  how to recruit a diverse team | the evolving ultrasaurus: “There is no quick fix to diversity hiring. The easiest way to hire for diversity is to start with diversity — to start when you add the second person on your team — but if you reading this post, you likely have an imbalanced or homogeneous team. I’ve primarily written this for all-white or all-male teams in tech.”
  • The Problem With Science

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It has been zero days since the last sexist incident in tech

It has been zero days since the last sexist incident in tech

[Content warning: sexual objectification.]

Obie Fernandez is the author of The Rails Way, the editor of Addison-Wesley’s Professional Ruby Series, and a co-founder and CTO of Javelin, a startup that builds “tools and services to help you change your world”.

Fernandez also, apparently, can’t talk about technology without reminding everybody that he has, on some occasion or another, had sex.…

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Solicitation on flipping the script

Solicitation on flipping the script

This is a guest post by April Wright. April is a graduate student in evolutionary biology at the University of Texas at Austin. When she’s not crunching data at her computer, she teaches courses for novice biologists so they can learn some computation. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gaming, running with her dogs and spending time in the kitchen. You can get ahold of her at her website or

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A Swiftly Tilting Linkspam

A Swiftly Tilting Linkspam

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Are your lulz low quality? Valerie Aurora is here to help

Are your lulz low quality? Valerie Aurora is here to help

Warning for mention of sexual assault, and extensive discussion of harassment.

In May, my GF co-blogger and Ada Initiative co-founder Valerie Aurora posted Handy tips for my Internet harassers on her blog. They included:

Threatening my job: Unfortunately, I am my own boss. Try emailing one of the Ada Initiative sponsors? Although they might take that as a sign that the Ada Initiative is doing…

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A Series of Unfortunate Linkspams (11 July 2014)

A Series of Unfortunate Linkspams (11 July 2014)

Remember to check the publication date of links. Double check to make sure the link is recent (within the last month) and is not a repeat.

Remember to delete everything above and including this line before you hit the publish button!

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How will our Code of Conduct improve our harassment handling?

How will our Code of Conduct improve our harassment handling?

Warning for mentions of self-harm.

This is an edited version of an email I wrote to other Geek Feminism bloggers following adoption of the Geek Feminism Code of Conduct and during the drafting of Mary’s postmortem, in response to some concerns that we have not in fact improved anything over our previous ad hoc processes, particularly in cases where there are fears a harasser will threaten or…

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