In this issue, we explore the consequences of exclusion in the rise of blockchain technology. We discuss common internal and external challenges of building connection with other minorities in the industry. We look at feminist applications of drone technology, and share a two-part feature interview on worker’s organization and unionization in Silicon Valley: the ongoing fight for affordable housing, living wages and better work environments. Plus, a dating site for queer people launching soon, and a new initiative to support diversity in games. Photo CC-BY jiattison, cropped.