By building our cooperative upon these principles, supplemented by our politics and dedication to social and economic justice, worker-owners at tech coops are able to shape our own deeply rewarding careers in technology, unrestricted by the constraints and bitter compromises that characterize more traditional careers in the industry.
Issue 43 on November 14th, 2016
"The internet in and of itself is very male and very pale and very English. The way that we write copy, the way we code, the way we find solutions to technical problems, all ascribe to that philosophy of 'white, male and pale.'"
Issue 41 on September 6th, 2016
"We’re hoping it can change lives as well as movement and organizing work."
Issue 39 on July 25th, 2016
My hope is that we can allow folks to express the truths of their existence and be their full selves while seeking to connect with others.
Issue 38 on June 20th, 2016
"ThePLUG was birthed out of the idea that creativity and the world of tech are nuanced industries with diverse people that are too often left out of mainstream media."
Issue 37 on May 23rd, 2016
The kids are screaming, and I show it in my videos while I’m recording. Who has time to reshoot? This is life.
Issue 33 on February 24th, 2016
"There’s always a lot of things when it comes to Black people in America, where it can make a young person feel like, why even try? It can create so many mental barriers for a young person. So if I can do my part in trying to break those down before they even build up, I’m gonna do that."
Issue 33 on February 22nd, 2016
The word “startup” has begun to signify a particular brand of business success... and a particular type of business person.