What I learned writing my first non-fiction book

I am so excited to announce that I just released my first book, “How to Respond to Code of Conduct Reports.” You can download it for free from my business website. The book is based on a short guide by Mary Gardiner, and edited by Annalee Flower Horne. Responding to code of conduct reports isContinue reading “What I learned writing my first non-fiction book”

Why I won’t be attending Systems We Love

Systems We Love is a one day event in San Francisco to talk excitedly about systems computing. When I first heard about it, I was thrilled! I love systems so much that I moved from New Mexico to the Bay Area when I was 23 years old purely so that I could talk to moreContinue reading “Why I won’t be attending Systems We Love”

Ban boring mike-based Q&A sessions and use index cards instead

If you’ve ever been to a conference, you know the problem: A brilliant and engaging talk is coming to a close, and already a line of fanatic wild-eyed people (okay, mostly men) is forming at the audience microphone. Just by looking at them you know they will inevitably start their questions with, “This is moreContinue reading “Ban boring mike-based Q&A sessions and use index cards instead”

Get your conference anti-harassment policy here!

This post originally appeared on the Geek Feminism blog and is reposted here for posterity. It’s official: The example conference anti-harassment policy is out of beta and ready for prime time. This is a example anti-harassment policy suitable for most open source, computing, or technology-related conferences. It may be adopted unchanged or tweaked to suitContinue reading “Get your conference anti-harassment policy here!”

RFC: Draft conference anti-harassment policy

This post originally appeared on the Geek Feminism blog and is reposted here for posterity. Recent events show that not everyone has the same expectations for behavior at open source conferences. If you are a conference organizer, having an explicit anti-harassment policy can help prevent unpleasant and embarrassing incidents. But writing (and advocating for) anContinue reading “RFC: Draft conference anti-harassment policy”