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Get Paid What You’re Worth to Speak at Conferences
Knowing your value and negotiating smartly are skills worth learning.
business  speaking  negotiation  equality  society  advice 
7 days ago by garrettc
Womansplaining the Pay Gap
I asked the gender editor of The Times to walk us through the details.
equality  society  business  pay 
11 weeks ago by garrettc
Inventions: You have women inventors to thank for these 50 things
"To compile a list of 50 things people never knew were invented by women, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed over a dozen news reports and historical articles on inventions, both by men and women, that changed history."
women  history  inventions  science  equality 
11 weeks ago by garrettc
The Secret History of Women in Coding - The New York Times
As a teenager in Maryland in the 1950s, Mary Allen Wilkes had no plans to become a software pioneer — she dreamed of being a litigator.
IFTTT  Pocket  equality 
february 2019 by garrettc
Web components still need to be accessible
Eric Bailey explains why developers need to consider accessible web components in their work, and not to needlessly reinvent the wheel.
html  webdevelopment  accessibility  equality  userexperience  browsers  webcomponents 
december 2018 by garrettc
Shut up about diversity – Dora Militaru – Medium
My local web performance community group hosted a Christmas event. I offered the following lightning talk: I can remember three times I felt particularly wimpy in 2017. Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration coincided roughly with my birthday.
IFTTT  Pocket  diversity  equality  inclusivity 
december 2018 by garrettc
Being the help you wish you'd had
"I’ve been a mentoring junior developers for 3 years and I’d like to share with you some of the amazing things that I’ve learnt from teaching."
mentoring  equality  society  development 
november 2018 by garrettc
How To Kill Your Tech Industry
"In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism."
computers  technology  feminism  sexism  equality  uk  history  programming 
november 2018 by garrettc
Your Community Site is Not a Government
It’s time for these guys to stop playing pretend politics and admit that they’re not presidents, their sites are not countries, and we are not their citizens. They are caretakers of com…
twitter  facebook  society  equality  community  hatespeech 
august 2018 by garrettc
Disability Tek - Help others with a disability access technology by sharing how you use it.
Disability Tek offers a platform for sharing information about technology for people with disabilities. Join our community today.
webdevelopment  webdesign  design  userexperience  accessibility  equality 
august 2018 by garrettc
How to talk about gender at events
I love what I do, and I love talking about it. I’m lucky enough to be able to speak about it publically on a reasonably regular basis, but there’s one thing that makes me feel deeply uncomfortable at conferences - and that’s how they talk about gender. Most studies of tech conferences seem to estimate…
gender  society  equality  bestpractice 
july 2018 by garrettc
Taking a stand VS making a joke
"When much of the discussion on Twitter is political, it’s easy to see why, as a social media manager for a brand, you might feel like you should jump in too. But thinking is easy and writing is hard. Twitter doesn’t give you many characters to play with, nuanced conversation is almost impossible. Things spread and get shared in places you can’t reach, you’ll never have the last word."
twitter  socialmedia  society  marketing  branding  equality 
july 2018 by garrettc
The Silence of Crowds – John Hill – Medium
The best communities aren't the ones that never have problems with "bad things". They're the ones that don't ignore them, or excuse them
equality  feminism  society  conference 
may 2018 by garrettc
My Internet Mea Culpa
My Internet Mea Culpa "I’m sorry I was wrong. We all were."
society  equality  discussion  worldwideweb  socialmedia 
january 2018 by garrettc
Airbnb Debuts A Toolkit For Inclusive Design
Working with media startup News Deeply, Airbnb has created questions for designers to ask themselves if they want to check their biases.
society  equality  designthinking  airbnb 
december 2017 by garrettc
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines—for People Who Haven't Read Them
Alan Dalton takes a detailed look at WCAG on this UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
accessibility  webdesign  webdevelopment  wcag  equality 
december 2017 by garrettc
What technology can do for Africa
TO FLY NORTH from Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), is to look down on a country that has become hell. The dark shadow cast by the UN helicopter passes over mile after empty mile of green, fertile land.
africa  technology  equality  electricity  power  poverty  mobile  mobileweb 
november 2017 by garrettc
Alex: Catch insensitive, inconsiderate writing
Whether your own or someone else’s writing, alex helps you find gender favouring, polarising, race related, religion inconsiderate, or other unequal phrasing.
writing  language  equality  gender  javascript  society  cli  tool  nodejs 
november 2017 by garrettc
A Dao of Product Design
Encourage people to shine in their brilliance, but make sure your product also helps them avoid being petty or awful.
design  designthinking  inspiration  bestpractice  society  equality 
november 2017 by garrettc
Understanding disabilities and impairments: user profiles
A set of profiles highlighting common barriers users face when accessing digital services and tips for designing services everyone can use.
govuk  accessibility  personas  webdevelopment  appdevelopment  equality 
november 2017 by garrettc
How the tech sector could move in One Direction
Fantastic talk on fandom, inclusivity, and One Direction.
diversity  equality  business  fandom 
september 2017 by garrettc
Product Management is Culture Management
"Product management has two diversity problems. The first one is well-acknowledged: our industry must have more women, other ethnicities, and better representation from LGBTQIA. The second is more subtle: in those instances when we do achieve diversity, and especially cross-cultural diversity, we are unable to handle it."
diversity  equality  society  productdevelopment  productmanagement 
september 2017 by garrettc
We've studied gender and STEM for 25 years. The science doesn't support the Google memo.
These are some issues that males simply do not have to face. The "anxiety gap" exists for a reason, and it is not about biology.
diversity  gender  google  society  equality  sexism  feminism 
september 2017 by garrettc
So, about this Googler’s manifesto. – Yonatan Zunger – Medium
You have probably heard about the manifesto a Googler (not someone senior) published internally about, essentially, how women and men are intrinsically different and we should stop trying to make it…
google  diversity  career  equality  business 
august 2017 by garrettc
I’m so tired and I’m not even a woman.
"I also know that any man who is uncomfortable with the empowerment of women is simply afraid that the only thing he has going for him is that he is a man."
culture  equality  sexism  society 
july 2017 by garrettc
Empathy Prompts
Prompts to consider when making things for others to use.
webdevelopment  appdevelopment  equality  accessibility  performance 
july 2017 by garrettc
Designed lines.
Designing a lightweight, inexpensive digital experience is a form of kindness.
broadband  internet  performance  empathy  society  technology  equality  worldwideweb 
july 2017 by garrettc
Accenture Says ‘Inclusion Starts With I’
A new video on bias and inclusion received such a “visceral and overwhelming” response internally that Accenture is sharing it with the public.
video  inclusion  equality  society 
june 2017 by garrettc
How the Holder Report applies to your startup – Allison Lacker – Medium
Following this year’s scandals, Uber’s board commissioned an independent investigation from Eric Holder’s law firm into their business culture and processes. Last week Uber published the report after…
business  equality  society  culture  process 
june 2017 by garrettc
In the Kingdom of the Blind - Bridget Kromhout
“Submissions will be initially blind reviewed by a panel of CompanyName employees from a range of departments and backgrounds. Speaker information …
society  equality  conference 
june 2017 by garrettc
Algorithmic Justice League
Algorithmic bias like human bias can result in exclusionary experiences and discriminatory practices. The Algorithmic Justice League is a collective that aims to highlight algorithmic bias.
activism  surveillance  bias  society  equality  algorithm 
june 2017 by garrettc
Improving Gender Balance in Coding Clubs - a Toolkit
"Between 2012 and 2016 CoderDojo Scotland increased the proportion of girls attending our clubs from 18% to 28%. This toolkit outlines some techniques that Dojo leaders across the country have found helpful in improving gender balance at their clubs. The toolkit talks specifically about CoderDojo clubs but the suggestions will be valid for any similar coding club. We hope that you'll find some or all of the techniques helpful at your own Dojo or coding club."
equality  codebar  society  education 
june 2017 by garrettc
Codes of Conduct 101 + FAQ
"Over the past couple years, a larger discussion has been taking place about technical conferences and related events adopting code of conduct/anti-harassment policies. Below are some of the more common questions about and arguments against these policies."
codeofconduct  behaviour  society  equality 
may 2017 by garrettc
An ISACA Global Survey Report: Breaking Gender Barriers
"More than half of global executives say they
face a shortage of
capable tech workers
—a shortfall that is preventing businesses from
growing as rapidly as they would like.
With women holding only one in four technology jobs, the field lacks
an immense amount of brainpower—and potential for innovation.
Companies must consider whether they are hiring or promoting the
best available talent.
What can businesses do to change this? To gain insight, ISACA
conducted a study of women currently working in technology fields
around the globe."
equality  feminism  study  gender  technology  business 
april 2017 by garrettc
Inclusive Design - Microsoft
"It’s in our mission statement: empower every person on the planet to achieve more. Designing for inclusivity opens up our experiences and reflects how people adapt to the world around them."
accessibility  microsoft  webdesign  webdevelopment  appdevelopment  society  technology  equality 
february 2017 by garrettc
Does This Need to be Said
3 questions to ask yourself before you speak... 1. Does this need to be said. 2. Does this need to be said by me. 3. Does this need to be said by me NOW!" ~Craig Ferguson
advice  comedy  philosophy  society  equality  funny 
february 2017 by garrettc
Diverse UI
Diverse user images for user interface design
webdevelopment  webdesign  userexperience  society  equality  resource  personas 
january 2017 by garrettc
Louise O'Neill: Maybe our outrage is the attention trolls so desperately crave
I would rather be the sort of person who is horrified by injustice and who is determined to challenge bigotry at all costs than simply shrug my shoulders.
society  politics  equality  feminism 
january 2017 by garrettc
The Real Name Fallacy
"People often say that online behavior would improve if every comment system forced people to use their real names. It sounds like it should be true – surely nobody would say mean things if they faced consequences for their actions?

Yet the balance of experimental evidence over the past thirty years suggests that this is not the case. Not only would removing anonymity fail to consistently improve online community behavior – forcing real names in online communities could also increase discrimination and worsen harassment."
culture  research  internet  worldwideweb  society  equality 
january 2017 by garrettc
Textio: Hire smarter.
Boost your hiring performance by every metric that matters: Textio users recruit better qualified, more diverse talent—and they get it done faster.
hr  writing  job  diversity  equality  society  copywriting 
november 2016 by garrettc
Emerging Nations Embrace Internet, Mobile Technology
"In a remarkably short period of time, internet and mobile technology have become a part of everyday life for some in the emerging and developing world. Cell phones, in particular, are almost omnipresent in many nations. The internet has also made tremendous inroads, although most people in the 24 nations surveyed are still offline."
internet  mobile  connectivity  research  society  equality 
october 2016 by garrettc
Can online classrooms help the developing world catch up?
"Less than half the participants had online access at home: one student reported taking 45-minute bus rides to get to a regional center where internet was available"
education  pamoja  equality  society  offlinefirst 
october 2016 by garrettc
White men in digital - our privilege is blinding
We’re proudly sponsoring the Women in Drupal event at DrupalCon Dublin 2016. This prompted me to reflect on our own track record on employing and advancing women. Of course our own house is in order. Right? No, it is not.
society  equality  feminism  business  bestpractice 
september 2016 by garrettc
What Women Tell Me
Women change my perspective more than anyone else in my life.
equality  feminism  society 
august 2016 by garrettc
Vox Product Code of Conduct
This code of conduct governs the environment of the Vox Product team.
culture  diversity  codeofconduct  equality  society  creativecommons 
july 2016 by garrettc
Breaking Down Tech Privilege from the inside - Adversarial Thinking
I’ve kept this post as jargon-free as possible on purpose. If you know what ‘intersectionality’ means, you probably don’t …
diversity  gender  technology  equality  society 
july 2016 by garrettc
Examin the gender split of people you retweet.
gender  twitter  equality  culture  society  socialnetworking 
june 2016 by garrettc
X marks gender-neutral
The history and use of the "Mx" honoriffic.
society  gender  politics  equality 
june 2016 by garrettc
Project Include
is our community for building meaningful, enduring diversity and inclusion into tech companies.
culture  diversity  society  equality 
may 2016 by garrettc
So You've Got Yourself a Policy. Now What?
So you really, really want to get this right the first time, but all you have to go on is one ambiguous incident. This is not a fun place to be.
society  conference  safety  equality 
may 2016 by garrettc
Conference Diversity 101
Diversity at your event matters. Learn how to do better.
community  conference  guide  howto  diversity  society  equality 
april 2016 by garrettc
Contempt Culture - The Particular Finest
Other languages sucked, the people using them were losers or stupid, if they would just use a real language, such as the one we used, everything...
programming  society  equality 
december 2015 by garrettc
Ask MetaFilter
"In light of the thread on the blue about unpaid emotional labor, I'd like to construct a self-assessment checklist so that I can actively work on being better at emotional labor."
equality  feminism  relationships  society  emotion 
august 2015 by garrettc
Emotional Labor: What It Is and How To Do It
"Ages ago, I read this fantastic piece about practical things men can do to support feminism. Almost every item on the list really resonated with my experience, and this was one of the most resonant 'Do 50% (or more) of emotional support work in your intimate relationships and friendships.'"
communication  culture  emotion  relationships  equality  feminism 
august 2015 by garrettc
Conscious Style Guide
A style guide and community resource for anybody who is curious or serious about conscious language.
society  feminism  inclusion  equality  language 
march 2015 by garrettc
No Jokes, Period: A Polite Guy's Guide To A Girl's Time Of The Month
Sometimes the most basic piece of information is also the most helpful, and so, as we begin what I should warn you up front will be a long, intense treatise on…
biology  society  equality  feminism 
march 2015 by garrettc
How much it cost us to make more attendees feel safe and welcome at .concat() 2015
"Last weekend the first ever .concat() web development conference took place in Salzburg, Austria. Being a low-budget community event, we didn’t have a lot of money. But we tried to show our attendees and speakers that we care about them. Here’s what we did and what it cost us."
conference  society  equality  safety 
march 2015 by garrettc
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