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Girl Geeks and Boy Kings | Dissent Magazine: Women, Facebook, unpaid emotional labor, and selling ourselves

https://latticeqcd.net/fedorasocial: A conversation recently in the fedora-social IRC channel.

http://kaigou.dreamwidth.org/476793.html: read the comments re women, tech, and differential power

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Netha_Hussain/WikiWomenConf_India: 12 and 13 January 2013 in Pune, India, a conference for Wikimedia & open source women

How we ran the first Khan Academy Healthy Hackathon - Ben Kamens: emphasis on health -- no alcohol! Friendlier to some populations than the brogramming-style hackathons

http://www.dogsandshoes.com/2012/06/getting-women-and-other-under-represented-people-to-speak-at-your-conference-is-hard-so.html: Specific tips

TRK - Getting more women to your meet-up : personal invitations, advertise somewhere new, have a clear harassment policy & enforce it

The Kingdom of the Blind by Maureen F. McHugh | Lightspeed Magazine: Short scifi story from the perspective of a female programmer facing marginalization

Requiem For Astronaut Janice Voss: "Requiem For Astronaut Janice Voss" "As payload commander of two shuttle missions, Janice was responsible for paving the way for experiments that we now perform on a daily basis on the International Space Station" Dead at 55.

proposed tech conference anti-harassment policy: Wikimedia Foundation works towards adding an anti-harassment policy for technical events and discussion goes pretty well

The Future of Academic Research | eaves.ca: Rosie Redfield a top 10 science newsmaker of 2011 for doing open collaborative science (blogging about trying to replicate results)

One of the Boys - boy'sclub man'sworld business | Ask MetaFilter: tips on surviving & thriving in male IT environments

http://olegvolk.net/blog/2011/04/23/women-in-computing/: "He asked me for suggestions on how to proceed without creating additional discrimination against boys in the process. Any advice?"

Seriously, stop with the booth babes | Standalone Sysadmin: argh booth babes

PhDoula: Women, video games, and stereotype threat: "Women, video games, and stereotype threat "

http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/helen-lewis-hasteley/2011/11/comments-rape-abuse-women: several women's experiences of online harrassment in response to their writing

Internet misogyny — Crooked Timber: discussion of the disproportionate share of ugly attacks & harrassment women get when they write online

http://sourcemaking.com/design_patterns/object_pool: unnecessarily sexualised code example

a schemer at jsconf.eu -- wingolog: a male attendee at a conference expresses discomfort with sexuality-related elements of the conference

Conversation - Identi.ca: discussion/flamewar on Identi.ca over the alleged demerits of the GNOME Women's Outreach Program (according to its detractors, it's sexist)

What advice would you give to a young female STEM graduate? - female engineer STEM | Ask MetaFilter: What advice would you give to a young female STEM graduate who's facing sexism?

http://www.themarysue.com/why-a-geek-site-for-women/: might be good to watch

Natalie Portman, Oscar Winner, Was Also a Precocious Scientist - NYTimes.com: Remember all those Slashdot trolls who talked about Natalie Portman? Did they know she was a supergeek?

Anti-Bullying Starts in First Grade - Portrait of an Adoption: women who like Star Wars and boys who are fine with girls liking Star Wars

staranise: Automated bingo cards, get 'em while they're hot : sweet! 'I wrote that program with a little under a month of first-year University-level computing science under my belt. I was in that class at all because fandom, Dreamwidth and the AO3, said, "Coding isn't scary. Anyone can learn it." That's something I've tried to carry forward with this code.'

http://terriko.dreamwidth.org/28709.html: "The best women's groups aren't about separation and segregation: they're about providing an incubator for people who need a leg up to be part of the wider community."

A rant about humans: "Maybe we can figure out how to make the workplace work for lots of different types of people...."

Stop talking, start coding: canned food drive metaphor - ouch!

http://innovators.vassar.edu/innovator.html?id=67: Dr Asprey - student, then friend of Grace Hopper. Turned Vassar into "one of the first liberal arts colleges in the U.S. to establish a computer center and to offer courses in computer science... and the second college in the country to acquire an IBM System/360"

http://collegerelations.vassar.edu/2007/2497/: CS pioneer Winifred Asprey wrote in 1967: "Familiarity with a computer will be as commonplace a demand as familiarity with a foreign language presently is."

Yahoo! Labs Research Presentations, February 2010: a Columbia Women in CS trip to Yahoo! Labs NYC; female researcher Sihem Amer-Yahia presented

Ventilations Or Revelations?: Munmun De Choudhury, Indian-American woman doing interesting CS research on homophily

Murray’s Blog » Blog Archive » Openismus Wants More Trainees: German software development firm wants to hire, mentor women & minorities, train them to develop FLOSS

Malaysian women redefine gender roles in technology | Gender News : Women are proportionately (or disproportionately) represented as programmers whenever programming is a low-status job.

Can I say this? — Swfblag: headdesk headdesk headdesk

GNOME Revamps and Renews Outreach Program for Women : roundup of some GNOME outreach to women; comments are fail

Paige Williams – Journalism, etc. - Finding Dolly Freed - Possum Living: Bio of nature, science, and rocketry geek Dolly Freed

The professional masquerade - The F-Word: SO GLAD tech isn't entirely like this (or maybe I just haven't risen high enough to see it)

Why ask for an unskilled, not-yet-involved comaintainer?: Christine Spang requests entirely new contributors for some FLOSS maintainer mentee work, gets far more responses than expected

MathFiction: Female mathematicians in fiction, as catalogued by Alex Kasman's great MathFiction project

Maia's Eclectic Ministry of Introspection :: The Zoo of Rampant Sexism : Maia Kozheva says: A Russian Linux site permits & approves horrendously sexist, demeaning, and objectifying comments, & the community at large doesn't notice because of language barrier

Call for Participation » Grace Hopper Celebration 2010: "Collaborating Across Boundaries"

http://blog.lebedel.net/index.php?post/2010/01/12/WoMoz-at-FOSDEM: The nascent Women in Mozilla group will be at FOSDEM, are figuring out their roadmap & plans, and need your suggestions

On public discussion and safety » philosophical geekess : why we need #ubuntu-women, & how to balance needs for privacy, safe-space assistance, and transparency

Women in Open Source – Q&A with Myself « Marina'z Blog: a roundup of benefits to women & to open source to getting more women involved, activities in FLOSS, barriers, TODOs

Ill-mannered Grandiloquence » Blog Archive » Diversity at what cost?: talking about diversity in FLOSS for its own sake as opposed to for instrumental goals, + worries about taking the fun out of the community

Jane Silber to take over as Canonical CEO: new Canonical CEO: Jane Silber

Rupa MFA dt thesis blog: Rupa DasGupta's MFA blog - she's going to use eye-tracking technology to investigate & reveal the male gaze, partially as internalized by women

Call For Participation | fosdem.org: a month left to submit most talks to FOSDEM 2010 (Brussels)

SUN: forty years of mentoring: mentoring works, if it's systematic


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