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A door with a handle reading "Push."
2015 Year in Review by Coraline Ada Ehmke on December 16th, 2015
Although we can rightly celebrate the progress that we have made thus far, we must also recognize just how far we still have to go in making this phase in our cultural evolution a success.
Sign reading "Comment Alley".
Issue 24 by Carli Velocci on July 22nd, 2015
I spoke to the founders and editors of Femsplain,, Black Girl Nerds, Thurst and Autostraddle to find out what it takes to create safe spaces online.
International access symbol on a brick wall.
Issue 21 by Lacey Williams Henschel on May 20th, 2015
Wide accessibility must become a part of everything we do in the tech industry, and our events are a critical part of that mission.
Photo of the Chicago River with buildings rising all around it.
2014 in Review by Coraline Ada Ehmke on December 10th, 2014
The idea that the software industry benefits from an unwritten law of unconditional and mutual respect is an extension of meritocratic thinking: it’s as unrealistic as the meritocracy itself.
Sign that reads 'This is a safe area'.
Events by Anjuan Simmons on October 30th, 2014
We must examine the harmful outcomes that technology events foster: discrimination, aggression, and harassment. The only way to change these outcomes is to change behavior.
A figure drawing lines to connect diverse faces to each other.
Events by Catt Small on October 29th, 2014
Here are some methods I've learned over the past two years to create well-attended, diverse events.
Registration table for the conference, featuring badges, ribbons for 'okay to photograph me' or 'ask first', and assorted supplies.
Events by Maggie Zhou & Alex Clemmer & Lindsey Kuper on October 27th, 2014
Despite "doing everything right," we failed to create a safe space for our attendees. How did we screw up?