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Building a More Inclusive Future in Tech – Online Business Article

The past year has been filled with ugly headlines. Prominent men and powerful companies have been exposed for horrendous acts of harassment and assault. One of the worst things about all of these revelations is that for years, a culture of willful blindness and enablers allowed these predators to operate without consequences. Women were systematically victimized, marginalized, and maligned. These headlines are not an aberration. Our society has a terminal social disease, and we are at a crossroads. We can…

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3 Ways to Debug Tech’s Diversity Gap (2019) – Online Business Article

Coding is struggling with a bit of an image problem. That image? Straight, white, male. In 2018, women filled only 25 percent of all computing-related occupations — which is about the same percentage that we saw in the 1960s. For African-American and Hispanic populations, the representation in these fields is far below the national distribution. And at the intersection of race and gender, the state of women in tech is even bleaker: 65 percent of women in computing occupations are…

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Master/Slave: Addressing Problematic Coding Terms in the Open-Source Community – Online Business Article

The coding world is full of weird terms. You have back ends, tags, frameworks, and plenty more. However, while some words and phrases might sound odd until you get used to them, they usually aren’t offensive. There are some rare exceptions, however, such as the frequent use of master and slave. It goes almost without saying that those are two potentially problematic words, due to their historical connotations. However, they’re still widely used in developer circles and multiple coding languages. In fact,…

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How This DreamHost Customer Became India’s Premier Blogger – Online Business Article

One night after an office party, Naina Redhu and her coworker were staring out a window at Bombay’s city lights, when he asked about her job: “Are you happy doing this for the rest of your life?” That simple question became to be a turning point for Redhu, then 24 years old. “I was miserable, commuting three hours each day, being shoved into local trains and cabs,” she says. “My job description entailed sitting at a desk from 9 to…

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