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I Accidentally Built A Brogrammer Culture. Now We’re Undoing It

This tech CEO is working to reverse-engineer a more diverse and inclusive culture than the one his founding team of white men originally… Continue reading on Fast Company » GurupriyanGurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working on the field for the last 6 years. Currently […]

Confessions of a Recovering Jerk Programmer

Pufferfish just trying to protect itself in a scary world ❤ I run a company called Compassionate Coding, and I’m often suggesting that people treat each other more kindly. This leads some people to believe that I’m a naturally “nice” or charismatic person. People who have known me for years can […]

Hacking the ‘Hood: How Tech Can Solve Its Pipeline Problem

Photo Credit: COD Newsroom Silicon Valley complains that the lack of diversity is due to a pipeline problem. Here’s why tech can solve its diversity problem by tapping into the ‘hood. The Internship The summer of 2001, I found myself in a hotel conference suite hearing from a successful black businessman named […]

The Tech World and the ‘D’ Word

Photo licensed under CC0 license courtesy of StockSnap on Pixabay Unless you’ve been living under a rock where you have no access to news outlets or social media, you’re aware that diversity in tech is a huge topic of conversation right now. I’m not going to go deep into why diversity […]

WTF is sexual harassment

 There are many cases that could be useful as a launching point; let’s start with the recent and lengthy rebuttal of so-called tech evangelist Robert Scoble, following multiple allegations that he has sexually harassed and assaulted a number of women in the industry where Scoble has made his name. As Scoble […]

Three engineers sue Uber over unequal pay, claiming sex and racial discrimination

 Three Latina software engineers are suing Uber for allegedly discriminating against women and people of color. Reuters reports that Ingrid Avendano, Roxana del Toro Lopez and Ana Medina filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in the Superior Court of San Francisco. It claims they were compensated less because of their gender […]

Good Universe lands movie rights to ex-Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s sexual harassment story

 Independent film production company Good Universe beat out three other bidders to land ‘Disruptors,’ the movie based on former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s sexual harassment story. Fowler likely had no idea her blog post about her “One very, very strange year” dealing with sexual harassment and discrimination at Uber would […]

Ancestry answered the DNA questions 23andMe couldn’t

 A really awesome thing about being black is that ancestry can be very unclear because of, you know, slavery. Enter DNA kits. Read More Powered by WPeMatico GurupriyanGurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working on the field for the last 6 years. Currently focusing on […]