Lady code trolls and bots for better communities

Mandy Moore, also known around the Internets as @therubyrep, is a podcast production expert, mother of orange tabbies, sucker for bad reality television, and boxed wine connoisseur. She adores her 7-year-old daughter, Reese’s peanut butter cups, and sitting around fire pits while listening to country music. She is a huge advocate for STEM education and women in technology.


Two Factor Auth (2FA): A super-handy (bookmark it now!) list of websites who do and do not support two-factor authentication. Add sites by submitting a pull request on the GitHub repo.

The Secure Developer Podcast: A new podcast about security for developers, covering tools and best practices.


Impact of bots on github communities

An analysis that examines whether GitHub bots (bors and rust-highfive, respectively) have the potential to make pull request reviews smoother for developers by cutting down the amount of time they need to spend running test suites on code that is ready to be merged and making sure the appropriate people are aware of pull requests that may need a more expert eye.

Tech Companies, Fix These Technical Issues Before It’s Too Late

A call to action for technical service providers to take action against the President-Elect’s verbalized plans to track people based on their religious beliefs, and weaken digital security and privacy for vulnerable populations in our country.

Conference Talk of the Week:

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Jenn Schiffer, Lady Code Troll Extraordinaire, talks about using humor and satire as a defense mechanism and for entertainment purposes and how as a woman, it is perceived as inappropriate and stupid by namely, mysogynistic men in the tech industry. Her message is as such: Don’t let the community/industry eat you. Be gentle to yourself. You are more important than your audience. Keep on keeping on.

Upcoming Events:

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WordCamp – Free Livestream Available!
Friday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 4th: Philadelphia, PA

Tech the Halls
Thursday, December 8th: Washington, DC

Saturday, December 10th: New York City

Black Women in Computing Conference
Friday, January 6th – Sunday, January 8th: Washington D.C.

ngVikings 2017
Saturday, February 11th – Sunday, February 12th: Copenhagen, Denmark

Sustainable UX
Thursday, February 16th, 2017: Online

PyCon Pune
Thursday, February 16th – Sunday, February 19th, 2017: Pune, India

Saturday, February 18th – Sunday, February 19th, 2017: Bayamón, Puerto Rico

Thursday, March 2nd – Friday, March 3rd: St. Augustine, Flordia

Thursday, March 9th – Friday, March 10th: Wellington, New Zealand

RubyConf Phillipines
Thursday, March 16th – Friday, March 18th: Bohol, Phillipines

Codeland (a CodeNewbie Conference) – Early bird tickets are on sale until November 16th!
Friday, April 21st — Saturday, April 22nd: New York City

Continuous Lifecycle London
Wednesday, May 17 – Friday, May 19th, 2017: London

Call For Proposals:

ngVikings 2017 – Closes December 10th, 2016, 11:15 EST (Offers Travel Assistance!)
RubyConf Phillipines – Closes December 14th, 2016, 10:59 EST
ElixirDaze – Closes December 15th, 2016, 18:00 EST
Barcelona NodeConf – Closes December 31st, 2016 18:59 EST (Offers Travel Assistance!)
nz.js(con); – Closes January 22nd, 2017, 15:00 EST

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