CK Oliver is a Southern New Hampshire University graduate. He currently attends Free Code Camp in hopes of earning a certificate in Full Stack Web Development. He currently works as a freelance technology journalist and consultant, inspired by a past life as a Community Outreach intern at Learning Games Network. As a transgender person in tech, he strives to bring diversity issues to the table whenever possible. When not daydreaming about lesbian pirates, queer lady paladins, or dragons, he can be found at the gym or playing MMOs. CK resides in New Zealand with his wife and their cat, Ember.


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Push Me Until I Break: The Effects of Unrealistic Expectations on Marginalized Workers in Tech

One must consider if this pressure is put on creators specifically to see them fail.

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Things Left Unspoken: Erasure in Online Discussion of Domestic Violence

In speaking about domestic violence online, we must be inclusive of those that do not fit the traditional narrative.

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We Don’t Work for Free: Centering Marginalized Community Members in Decision Making

Having cisgender white males and venture capitalists creating projects about diversity not only doesn’t make sense, it’s insulting.