Category Archives: Tech community

Remembering Malcolm Tredinnick

I flew home from the US yesterday and when I arrived in Sydney I got a message from my husband saying that Malcolm Tredinnick had died. According to this piece by Simon Dulhunty, he was found on Monday to died … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Tech community | 1 Comment

Fun at LCA 2013: my picks for Thursday and Friday

Thursday I rarely go to LCA’s tutorials, but really, after years of not having to worry too much about distributed version control systems due to having in-house technical support from my husband, a (now former) Bazaar developer, it’s probably time … Continue reading

Posted in Politics and society, Tech community, Technology | Tagged , | Comments Off

Fun at LCA 2013: my picks for Tuesday and Wednesday

I’m currently regarding LCA 2013 as my last LCA for a while. Never say never: LCA 2014 bids came in from Sydney (so, local to me) and Perth (where I’ve never been and would like to go). But I first … Continue reading

Posted in Politics and society, Tech community, Technology | Tagged , | Comments Off

2012: resume fodder

Because I had quite a difficult year in several respects, especially health-wise, some short notes on my 2012 accomplishments. Ran AdaCamp. AdaCamp is really originally my baby and AdaCamp Melbourne was significantly my work (with Val, and Skud as local … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Tech community, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Now Wikivoyaging!

It’s amazing how many people I meet who got en-wikied by Wikitravel, the freely licenced worldwide travel guide founded by Evan Prodromou and Michele Ann Jenkins. I was always a bit sad that it wasn’t a Wikimedia project (once I … Continue reading

Posted in Tech community, Technology | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Support the Ada Initiative

That time of year (a tradition has not yet been established) has come around again: the Ada Initiative is fundraising! The what? The Ada Initiative is the charity that Valerie Aurora and I started in early 2011, supporting women in … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Tech community | Tagged | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Feminism, Geek culture, Tech community | Tagged , | Comments Off

Book review: Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs. It is the day in Australia to be thinking about poor leadership and its sequelae. And coincidentally I’ve just finished up everyone’s favourite summer hardback brick (all hail the Kindle), the authorised Steve Jobs biography, and … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Tech community | Tagged , , | Comments Off

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

Posted in Feminism, Geek culture, Tech community | Tagged | Comments Off

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

Posted in Feminism, Geek culture, Tech community | Tagged , | Comments Off