Photo of Shawna Scott.

Shawna C. Scott is a junior software engineer and code school graduate living in Portland, Oregon. She comes to tech advocacy by way of queer and trans organizing in the South. You can usually find her contributing to tech by running a meetup or open source project, mentoring newcomers, and telling techjerks where to shove it. Photo CC-BY Emily St., cropped and filtered.


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The Code School-Industrial Complex

While some code schools are intentionally predatory institutions, many more simply recycle the tired tropes and biased practices rampant in startup culture.