In this issue, we explore management. We cover structural and economic white supremacy in tech, critique the ways managers are promoted and trained, and discuss how tech leaders can advocate for accessibility. We look at the design and technology of ‘social good’ ventures, building a culture that doesn’t revolve around perks, and workplace discrimination against people with chronic illnesses. We critique agile methodology, explore common HR anti-patterns, and talk about engineering culture and distributed systems. Plus, new images and interviews! Header image CC-BY Steve Garry, cropped and filtered.
On Distributed Systems and Engineering Management
An Interview with Camille Fournier
HR Antipatterns at Startups
The toxic devaluation of HR at tech companies.
Managing Silicon Spoons
Management & Chronic Illness
How Perks Can Divide Us
Perks are a poor substitute for a culture built on a stronger, more inclusive foundation.
An Interview About Gittip With Ellen Marie Dash (duckie)
Community management, open company principles and more.
The Newest Frontier
Tech, the latest bastion of structural and economic White supremacy.
It’s Not You, It’s The System
Design and Technology for Social Good
An illustration about management.
Managing Up and Barely Holding On
When company attitudes around training and growth unwittingly produce ineffective managers.
Articulating and Advocating for Accessibility
Tech workers should be advocating for accessibility - how to get started and what to expect.
This issue is made possible in part by some of our generous readers: Julie Ann Horvath, Jacqui Cheng,Schell Carpenter, Noah McCormack, Dan Peebles, Michael Bernstein and Seth Thomas.