In this issue, we explore the lifecycle of new programming languages, how microaggressions reinforce stereotypes, and children’s toys as surveillance platforms. We look at the rampant dysfunction in technical interviewing, and how constructions of legitimacy are used to gatekeep access to tech careers and financial opportunity. Plus, Silicon Valley through the lens of science fictional utopias, self-tracking technologies and the rise (and fall?) of wearables. Photo CC-BY TORLEY, cropped.