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Technology Has A Culture Problem, Not a Man Problem

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This is a response to “Technology’s Man Problem,” an article printed in the April 5th edition of the New York Times by Claire Cain Miller.

Reading Miller’s recent article in the New York Times, one would think everyone working in the technology sector is White. One would also come to believe that men (read: all men) in tech are the bane of a woman working in tech. The characters in this plot are predictable: women are hapless and helpless, and men are aggressive predators.… Continue Reading...

2014 SXSW Talk: Building The Bridge To Equality With Allies

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Next week SXSW kicks off in Austin, TX with Interactive and film followed by SXSW Music. I’m honored to be speaking for the fifth year in a row.

I’m giving a talk titled, “Building The Bridge To Equality With Allies” and co-presenting with Dr. Kortney Ziegler — author, activist, creative artist and founder of Transhack.

This topic is especially close to my heart this year due to my experience last year of being targeted for a massive online harassment campaign by hate groups after speaking out about sexual harassment at a tech conference.  … Continue Reading...

Forking and Dongle Jokes Don’t Belong At Tech Conferences

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Photo credit: “Vivian and Daddy on the Laptop” by Qole Pejorian

Have you ever had a group of men sitting right behind you making joke that caused you to feel uncomfortable? Well, that just happened this week but instead of shrinking down in my seat, I did something about it an here’s my story…

Yesterday, I publicly called out a group of guys at the PyCon conference who were not being respectful to the community.… Continue Reading...