I’m in the process of wrapping up a long period of working remotely at least part-time from home, beginning in 2006 when I enrolled in a PhD program and continuing through my time at the Ada Initiative and at Stripe to this year. My take on working remotely in future is really “it depends on the details” (and likely different details for different organizations). To that end, I contributed some suggested questions you could ask to Hypothesis’s Working remotely guide, which they’ve incorporated in a slightly edited form. Here’s my original questions; I’ve also added a few more at my … Continue reading Learning more about a remote working position
There’s a fascinating discussion around technical interviews recently; would both candidate experience and hiring signal be improved by revising the current round of (basically Google-inspired) non-runnable algorithm-centric coding examples completed under time pressure? I’ve been following Thomas Ptacek’s tweets about it for a few months, for example: “We could have you write and test code like a normal person, but instead we interview you based on something utterly unlike coding”. — Thomas H. Ptacek (@tqbf) March 28, 2016 @gayle @edropple Yes, I DEFINITELY think no interview better than algorithm interview. — Thomas H. Ptacek (@tqbf) March 9, 2015 Then last … Continue reading Tech interviews, too much homework, and the motherhood question
The year. Otherwise your event for the 18th April might be in a few weeks, or it may be a stale webpage from your very successful and very over event in 2004. The weekday. Otherwise I can’t intersect your event’s day and my (ridiculously complicated) personal calendar in my head and figure out if this is a Tuesday probably-I-could-swing-it event or a Wednesday nope-I’ll-be-in-Melbourne event without authenticating to some device and opening my calendar navigating to the day and… SQUIRREL. If you are kind-hearted, you could add a few of very very many pieces of information suggested in the AdaCamp … Continue reading Facts to definitely give when advertising your event, an incomplete list
This is the 92nd monthly Down Under Feminists Carnival. This edition of the carnival gathers together December 2015 writing of feminist interest by writers living in Australia and New Zealand.
Telsa Gwynne, whom I knew through my time in the LinuxChix community between 2000 and around 2007, died this week: Last night my friend Telsa Gwynne died, after a long battle with cancer. Beloved of many in the Open Source community, we shall all miss her — Alec Muffett (@AlecMuffett) November 3, 2015 Telsa is the direct inspiration for the entire 15 years of content on this website, especially the personal diary. Before joining LinuxChix, I first knew Telsa through her online diary (its archival title, “This was a diary, once”, is painful to read now), which I heard about … Continue reading Remembering Telsa Gwynne
Greens MLC Dr Mehreen Faruqi, is campaigning for the decriminalisation of abortion in NSW. Learn more about the campaign at the Decriminalise Abortion page on Faruqi’s website.
This morning, Australia’s mandatory 2 year data retention regime began. Internet activity through Australian ISPs including mobile phone providers is now recorded.
With yesterday’s release of Spam All the Links, I’ve finished my long awaited project of departing the Geek Feminism blog. I was involved in the blog on, if not from the first day of its existence, at least from the first week of it. My involvement in the blog was huge, and comprises among other things: over 200 posts to the blog founding and for a long time running the Ask a Geek Feminist, Wednesday Geek Woman and Cookie of the Week series doing a linkspam post by myself multiple times a week for about a year recruiting the initial … Continue reading Blogging for Geek Feminism, a short history
Data retention is coming to Australia very soon. “[Data retained] includes your name, address and other identifying information, your contract details, billing and payment information…”
This is the 79th monthly Down Under Feminists Carnival. This edition of the carnival gathers together November 2014 posts of feminist interest by writers living in Australia and New Zealand.