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Blank envelope with a pen across it.
Issue 42 by Yanyi on October 19th, 2016
Two poems about the ways I'm tokenized and asked to respond as a technical POC in the industry.
A lone student walking across a brick walkway, outlined dramatically by rows of stairs in black and white.
Issue 41 by Fallen Matthews on September 8th, 2016
Any contribution I make will either be ignored or exploited to sell their idyllic, inactive intellectualism.
Rows and rows of books in a library, on vast curving shelves.
Issue 33 by Allana Mayer on February 24th, 2016
Crowdsourcing and microtransactions are two halves of the same coin: they both mark new stages in the continuing devaluation of labour.
An electric sign above a garage reading 'Capitalism Kills Love.'
Issue 33 by Melissa King on February 23rd, 2016
Capitalism is an economic system of convenience… that is, the convenience of management and CEOs.
Weights gym equipment shot in black and white.
Issue 28 by Stephen Kearse on October 13th, 2015
DDR didn’t teach me to work myself into oblivion, propelled by shame and chalky smoothies. DDR taught me to get some water, sit down, talk to a friend, send a text, lean on that rail. For DDR, exercise wasn’t some frantic tailspin toward some punishing end.
Pile of multi-colored eggs.
Issue 27 by Cameron G. on September 15th, 2015
The industries we know and love are being built on our free labor, our hunt for “experience,” and our naivety about our worth.
A bright, vibrant colony of anemones under the sea.
Issue 26 by Shanley Kane on September 2nd, 2015
Diversity in tech is not only about ending technology empires that employ almost all white men, but about ending the ecosystems around tech companies that benefit primarily white males through a constellation of seemingly “secondary” effects in a far vaster net.
Artsy photo of a ladder leading up a 90-degree wall, smoke billowing at the top.
Issue 26 by Anna on September 1st, 2015
The job search in tech equals an unpaid full-time job.
A person with long, curly hair on a stage all alone, facing a bright light.
Issue 25 by Anonymous Author on August 12th, 2015
Recognize that, while extremely beneficial, diversity-in-tech work exacts an emotional and mental toll on the well-being of the people who do it.
A lightbulb, slowly burning out in the dark, a hand reaching out to touch it.
Issue 25 by Anonymous Author on August 11th, 2015
Despite our mythologies of open source as a flat, accessible, democratic model for software development, the way we lead our open source groups consistently proves otherwise.