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Issue 32 by Katie McLaughlin on February 1st, 2016
Giving people the recognition and respect they deserve is the start of helping evolve open source software into a more sustainable ecosystem.
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.
Grasshopper on the screen of a computer with code in the background.
Issue 27 by Sumana Harihareswara on September 16th, 2015
Why do you think you're spending hundreds of thousands of dollars holding hackathons, sprint weeks, and conferences? And how could you be using that time and money better?
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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.
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Issue 23 by Betsy Haibel on June 30th, 2015
New programming language communities are “graded” on how cutting-edge they are: our pattern-matching capabilities associate white men with the cutting edge, especially if they’re talking about monads.
Three people standing on a skeletal wooden tractor, pointing upward. The scenery is lush and green, with a vast blue sky.
Issue 22 by Anne Pasek on June 9th, 2015
Configuring tools as a mode of straightforward escape from oppression, be it poverty or unfulfilling work, risks ignoring existing material practices and organizations that hold us to systems of inequity.
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Issue 21 by Coraline Ada Ehmke on May 19th, 2015
Is it enough to be measured by the quality of our code alone?
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Issue 19 by Shanley Kane on April 9th, 2015
Just send a pull request!!
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Issue 17 by Stacy Mullins & Jesse Cooke on February 23rd, 2015
The tradition of privileging only technical skills triggers imbalance and inequality.
Lego figure of Grace Hopper.
Programming by Jean Yang & Ari Rabkin on January 20th, 2015
We need to question our “objective” and “technical” opinions about programming languages.