Cross-post: Alcohol and Inclusivity: Planning Tech Events with Non-Alcoholic Options

This article is by Kara Sowles, republished with permission. It originally appeared on Model View Culture in 2014. In the tech industry, alcohol is currency. It’s used to grow event attendance, to bribe participants, to reward employees and community members. Informal interviews are conducted in bars, to see if potential employees are likable in a social … Continue reading Cross-post: Alcohol and Inclusivity: Planning Tech Events with Non-Alcoholic Options

Crosspost: No more rock stars: how to stop abuse in tech communities

This is a re-post of a piece by Leigh Honeywell, Mary Gardiner, and me, originally published on June 21, 2016. It has been translated into French. Content note for discussion of abuse and sexual violence. In the last couple of weeks, three respected members of the computer security and privacy tech communities have come forward under their … Continue reading Crosspost: No more rock stars: how to stop abuse in tech communities