In episode 36, we sit down with Shanley Kane and Amelia Greenhall to talk about people and communities within the technology industry and startup/VC culture. We were first introduced to Shanley in episode 24, where the crew discussed her post on microaggression in management. We touch again on that topic today, but also look at the power structures that are often obscured or deemphasized. We also look at what conferences and meetups are (or aren’t) doing to help keep all attendees safe, and what we can all do to improve our workplaces and the technology industry as a whole. Plus, we discuss Shanley and Amelia’s new venture: Model View Culture, a media company dedicated to helping us all examine and deconstruct the technology industry’s:
Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, and Seth Thomas, aka @cheeseplus for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a timely tool tip!
- 1:28 – News & Views
- Suspicious Buenos Aires Iron Mountain fire is suspicious
- Apple force-removes popular Bitcoin iOS app for non-specific “unresolved issue”
- In that vein, Flappy Bird developer removes the game from the app store
- High availability isn’t just for your application
- More thoughts on learning to code vs. learning computer science and the “teach all the kids to code!”-debate
- 13:08 – Main Segment: Myths, Archetypes, Heroes, and Imposters
- Model View Culture focuses on technology, culture, and diversity
- Subscriptions to Model View Culture’s quarterly print publication are available
- Shanley’s original post on microagression
- Theo’s post on various perspectives in building software
- Shanley on the myth of the 10x Engineer
- excuses why there are no women speakers at the conference
- Ashe Dryden’s Flowcon talk on diversity
- @dovely illustrates some of the situations women in tech have to deal with; the #thatwomen tag has more
- Ada Initiative’s work on an anti-harassment policy template (along with a list of conferences that have adopted a policy)
- Geek Feminism wiki
- Mattie Brice writes various critiques on gaming and culture; support her work
- Follow @ModelViewMedia on Twitter!
- 57:06 – Tool Tip
- Starting out with DevOps? Check out Arrested Devops where “There’s always DevOps in the banana stand!”
- Paul will be speaking at Mountain West DevOps in Salt Lake City in March!
- USENIX is holding a release engineering-specific conference; CFPs for that are open now
- UPDATE: ChefConf 2014 schedule is out! (We <3 you, Nathen!)
- As always, devopsconferences.com has more conference-deets
Paul looks at a new take on an old beloved tool: incron.
Have you experienced microagression, imposter syndrome, the hero complex, and 10-x engineers?
How do you approach these complex issues in your workplace and other spaces (meetups, etc.)?
Join the discussion!