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Large sports stadium with a floor absolutely packed with hackers at tables.
2016 Year in Review by Gloria Lin on December 15th, 2016
This is a feminist issue considering hackathon practices prevent the growth of a diverse, critical tech sphere.
Pile of silver coins.
Building Model View Culture by The Editor on January 19th, 2016
Building sustainable funding that supports your mission and goals, allows you to grow, and develops community connection.
Photo of the workshop space. Various members of Team Free To Pee are involved in various activities—some are bent over working on a blue plastic prototype seat, some are standing, some are sitting and some are in wheelchairs in the middle of the action.
Issue 29 by Alice Wong on November 5th, 2015
Makeathons and other similar events want to “do good” and “make the world a better place.” The people behind these events need to realize *how* they do them is as important as *why* they are doing them.
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?
Photo of the author standing behind a wire fence and looking out over roads, fields and hills in Pine Ridge, SD. Her back is to the camera and her red sweatshirt reads "Oglala Lakota Nation."
Issue 24 by Megan Red Shirt Shaw on July 22nd, 2015
In the wipe of rights to our ancestral homelands and the realization that a country we call home doesn’t understand our sovereignty, social media has played a huge role in igniting movements that bring awareness and positive change.
Image from NYC Rise Up and #ShutItDown for Baltimore protest in Union Square, New York, with a large banner reading Black Lives Matter, a number of people gathered around it holding posters and listening to a speaker.
Issue 23 by Ebele Mogo on July 2nd, 2015
Seven principles that past movements have taught me on sustaining change today, drawing especially from the civil rights movement.
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.
Coding While Black logo
2014 in Review by Dominic M. Liddell on December 11th, 2014
I weigh the challenges we face against the spirit of our group. We embrace our blackness, we love black identity, and we are proud to be coders.