Jacob Kaplan-Moss

16 items tagged “diversity”

📌 Tips for the Review Process #
📌 Investors and startup founders think tech’s diversity problem will solve itself | Caroline Fairchild | Pulse | LinkedIn #
📌 Programming While Black Will Cost You $10,000 in Salary - Nextgov.com #
📌 Stock photos of women of color in tech, now free to use. — #WOCinTechChat

“We’re excited to announce that the first batch of #WOCinTech photos are available under a Creative Commons (Attribution) license. This means that you may copy, distribute, and display the images as long as you attribute #WOCinTech Chat. Otherwise, you are free to use them as you wish. Our ask? That you use these photos to show a different representation of all women in tech. That you use these images in pieces about entrepreneurs, software engineers, infosec professionals, IT analysts, marketers, and other people who make up the tech ecosystem. Just as white women have been the default “woman” in technology and American society as a whole, we believe the underlying belief of what it means to be — and who can be —  a tech worker in the 21st century can benefit from this form of “disruption”.” #

📌 Conference Diversity Distribution Calculator #
📌 Debra Meyerson: How Companies Can Increase Safety and Boost Gender Equity | Stanford Graduate School of Business

RT @SashaLaundy: Fascinating approach to changing group culture: How Companies Can Increase Safety & Boost Gender Equity #

📌 The Differential Contributions of Majority and Minority Influence | Charlan Jeanne Nemeth #
📌 Does Diversity Pay?: Race, Gender, and the Business Case for Diversity

Beyond social justice, diversity is all good business: “racial diversity is associated with increased sales revenue, more customers, greater market share, and greater relative profits. Gender diversity is associated with increased sales revenue, more customers, and greater relative profits.” #

📌 Research » Anita Borg Institute

A ton of good research into gender diversity in tech. I need to read through this. #

📌 FLOSSPOLS Gender Integrated Report of Findings [pdf]

A bunch of research into gender in FLOSS, including the oft-cited 1.5% figure. #

📌 Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students

“In a randomized double-blind study (n = 127), science faculty from research-intensive universities rated the application materials of a student—who was randomly assigned either a male or female name—for a laboratory manager position. Faculty participants rated the male applicant as significantly more competent and hireable than the (identical) female applicant. These participants also selected a higher starting salary and offered more career mentoring to the male applicant. The gender of the faculty participants did not affect responses, such that female and male faculty were equally likely to exhibit bias against the female student.” #

📌 The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation — IWPR

Breakdown of the wage gap by occupation. #

📌 leftover words: talking about sex (safely)

“[W]e need to move away from the idea that taking care how we discuss certain issues is necessarily censorship. We always choose which topics we’ll discuss, and how.... Including some topics excludes certain people, always.” #

📌 About CodeMash

I really like the wording and (especially) tone of CodeMash’s anti-harassment policy. #

📌 Merit and Entrance Requirements - Modern Perl Books, a Modern Perl Blog

“I want more programmers in the Perl world who don’t look like me … not because there’s anything wrong with those things but because I like being around people who aren’t exactly like me sometimes. I like helping people with problems different from my own.” #

📌 Miscellany: Merit Isn't One Thing

“It’s time for the definition of ”merit“ to change, to expand. Given the amount of time I spend in and around technical communities, if they were not as diverse as they actually are, I would be very unhappy. All sorts of people and all sorts of merit are needed to make a coherent, sustainable and enjoyable community.” RIght on. #