Category Archives: Geek culture

Killing OWOOT

I founded Oceania Women of Open Tech (OWOOT) — a group for women in open technology in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands — in 2011. And today, after some discussion on its mailing list over the last week, … Continue reading

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Come to AdaCamp DC, July 10–11

From the Ada Initiative blog: Applications now open for AdaCamp DC © Bernt Rostad, CC Attribution Applications for AdaCamp DC are now open – apply now! AdaCamp DC will be July 10 – 11, 2012, in Washington DC, co-located with … Continue reading

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An appeal for the Ada Initiative

When I was 15 I went on the web for the first time. A boy in my computing class went to Yahoo!, typed in “girls” and spent some time showing me porn. I’ve programmed since I was a kid. I’ve … Continue reading

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Interested in women in open tech and culture? AdaCamp Melbourne wants you!

My non-profit organisation, the Ada Initiative, wants to go full steam ahead into 2012, and we’re holding an AdaCamp event in Melbourne to kick off the year! The Ada Initiative supports women in open technology and culture, ranging from open … Continue reading

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Sunday Spam: apple and cinnamon risotto

Apple and cinnamon risotto is one of Matthew Evans’s recipes in The Weekend Cook. I have some quibbles with that book, mostly that if anyone tries to romance me with the things listed under “romantic weekend” their expectations will be … Continue reading

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Sunday Spam: scrambled eggs and pesto

I have Instapaper now! Which means I read more stuff. Which means that every so often I will share things with you. On Sundays, sometimes. This week is biased towards American stuff, because Instapaper’s Browse page tends towards longer stuff … Continue reading

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A petty rant

See the title? Consider yourself warned. OK, geek culture. I am ambivalent with claiming particular things as being geeky or not in the first place, because half the time I fall outside it. (I’m not a night person, I don’t … Continue reading

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