Our fifth issue is Funding. We explore why most entrepreneurs shouldn't raise VC, critique the strategies we use to hire engineers, and find out new ways to fund conference speaking and attendance. We cover networking for capital, funding geek feminist activism, and the ethics of for-profit social platforms and how they're used. Plus, a Q&A on women angel investors, news on how you can help fight evictions, and five positive things happening in VC today.
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Our fourth issue is Mythology. We explore how startup culture fetishizes founders and male programmers, and discuss the role of early operations employees in tech companies. We deconstruct IT tropes and fallacies of software development, and discover the problem with "Feel Good" stories about marginalized and underrepresented people in tech. Later in the week, we cover tech hubs outside of Silicon Valley, how gendered stereotypes shape our careers, and the first Lesbians Who Tech conference in San Francisco - plus a new art startup, the genealogies of hashtags, unpopular opinions on the internet and more.
This is our third issue, Lean Out. We look at evictions and gentrification in the Bay Area and open source projects to combat them. Learn about the politics of how we define “tech workers,” meet a startup focused on community-based sign language interpreting, and explore the contradictions of Lean In ideology in a sexist society. Later, we hear about quitting STEM, discuss starting companies without venture capital, cover care-giving in the age of quantified self, analyze what’s behind the gendered language debate and consider archetypes of women CEOs.
Welcome to our second issue, Form. In this issue, we interview the Level Playing Field Institute, look at the world of zine-making, explore online gentrification, discuss the politics of digitization and examine interactive art as a methodology of challenging cultural beliefs. We cover hardware hacking and the rise of feminist hackerspaces, Google Glass, hackathons for social change and several works at the intersection of tech and art.
In our first issue, we discuss the connection between Facebook and NSA surveillance, explore network dynamics in London's Tech City, and investigate identity as labor in startup culture. We analyze the search for the next Zuckerberg, challenge monolithic approaches to social justice in tech, and examine the link between online harassment and platform features. Plus, an open letter to marginalized people beginning their careers, Q&A with Ada Developers Academy, a political cartoon about VC funding, and a look at the role of critique in our community.