Call for Contributors for Issue 6: Data

For our sixth issue, to be published in January, we’re going to focus on data. Data processing is not only the foundational task that drove the creation of the software industry, it continues to be a core part of computing, from data science to the databases that back our web apps. We’re looking for proposals on these topics that will teach important skills in a welcoming manner and reveal new perspectives.

Here’s some ideas we could cover:

  • How databases have changed over the last 30 years
  • How does a database work, anyhow?
  • Data journalism, especially as it helps our understanding of topics like police violence and wealth inequality
  • The math and statistical techniques behind data processing
  • Practices for collecting and working with your users’ personal data
  • Making sense of data exchange formats in medicine, finance, or other fields

We look for ideas that will be effective at an advanced beginner to intermediate level of technical knowledge, and that are grounded in the author’s personal experiences. We’re especially interested in work from people who are part of under-represented groups in technology. Contributors are paid.

Find the details and submit your ideas at Submissions are open through October 31.