2016 Year in Review
the Week of December 12, 2016
In this issue, we review the major events, themes and trends from 2016 in technology and culture. We look at the state of data, propaganda and critical literacy. We explore the state of activism dedicated to mental health in the tech industry. We celebrate the accomplishments of Black women in technology in 2016. We present new research on hackathons and exclusion. We present multiple critiques on why diversity in tech is failing. Plus, a special analysis from our editor. Photo CC-BY Cindy Funk.
Masculinity and Machinery: Analysis of Care Practices, Social Climate and Marginalization at Hackathons
This is a feminist issue considering hackathon practices prevent the growth of a diverse, critical tech sphere.
Black Women in Tech, 2016
Here are some shout outs to the many impressive black women that did fantastic work in tech in 2016.
Diversity in Tech Remains Elusive Due to Racism, Lack of Representation and Cultural Differences
"...you see it within the first two years in the tech world that you’re just being consumed as a pillar of knowledge instead of a pillar of greatness."
The Impact of Product Decisions on Tech Diversity Initiatives
Tech product decisions result in the constant alienation of diverse users.
Are You More Than Okay: The State of Mental Health in Tech in 2016
Our efforts in supporting mental health must be comprehensive.
2016: A Year of Data-Driven Confusion
Building a responsible data approach to practices and comprehension.
This issue is made possible by our generous readers and sponsors: Coraline Ada Ehmke, CH, Lukas Bergstrom, Jez Humble, Stephanie Morillo, Brian V. Hughes, Evan Cofsky, Miql Alexander and Samir Talwar.