Wage inequality, pair programming, and building a happy and successful life

I’m getting ready to go to Codeland in New York City next week! I’m so excited/nervous/anxious. Are any of you going? I’d love to meet up! Plus I’ll have some Recompiler and Greater Than Code stickers on me to give away! Tweet me if you’re going!


Hurry and sign up for Design and Exclusion: a FREE remote conference on Friday, April 21st that will focus on the people and groups that we sometimes exclude, and the need to create products and services that welcome them.

Read the Essay that got a Malaysian-Born Girl Accepted Into All 8 Ivy League Universities

Find out if you’re underpaid with Comparably: Insights into compensation and culture data.


The Recompiler Mag Podcast Episode 30: When was the last time you updated the operating system on your vibrator? Audrey and Christie chat about the FCC ditching privacy protections and Amelia Abreu discusses the judgement against the bluetooth vibrator We-vibe.

Tech Done Right Episode 008: Open-Source Community Management and Safety With Coraline Ada Ehmke and Yana Carstens: This show discusses tools for allowing users more control over their social media environment and community, and how to use personas in design as a way to understand user’s goals and guide them toward positive community actions.


How I Learned to Love (or at Least Like) Pair Programming: Ahh, pair programming. Everyone I’ve ever talked to either loves it or hates it. Here’s how one man learned to at least tolerate it.

Women, Work, and the Stage of Wage Inequality: Unequal treatment of women in the workplace is not a new issue. The extent of this problem is underscored when you consider this is happening to women whose skills are in extremely short supply and who work in an industry lauded as forward-thinking on social issues.

Conference Talk of the Week:

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“Lessons From a Life of Exile” by Daniel Irvine

This talk offers advice for gay men and members of other marginalized groups on how to build a successful and happy professional life within the tech industry.

Upcoming Events:

All conferences have been screened and abide by clear and strict Codes of Conduct.

Codeland (a CodeNewbie Conference):
Friday, April 21st – Saturday, April 22nd: New York City

Capital Go Language Conference:
Monday, April 24th – Tuesday, April 25th: Washington D.C.

Wonder Woman Tech: London
Thursday, April 27th – Friday, April 28th: London, England

DrupalCon – Scholarship Opportunities Available! Apply.
Monday, April 24th – Friday, April 28th: Baltimore, Maryland

csv,conf,v3: A community conference for data makers everywhere
Tuesday, May 2nd – Wednesday, May 3rd: Portland, Oregon

DevOpsDays Austin:
Thursday, May 4th – Friday, May 5th: Austin, Texas

!!Con: The Joy, Excitement, and Surprise of Computing
Saturday, May 6th – Sunday, May 7th: New York City

ACT-W: A Conference for Women in Tech
Monday, May 15th – Tuesday, May 16th: New York City

An Event Apart:
Monday, May 15th – Wednesday, May 17th: Boston, MA

Salt Lake City DevOpsDays:
Tuesday, May 16th – Wednesday, May 17th: Salt Lake City, Utah

Continuous Lifecycle London: DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Containerization
Wednesday, May 17th – Friday, May 19th: London

Wednesday, May 17th – Thursday, May 25th: Portland, Oregon

Friday, May 19th – Saturday, May 20th: Detroit, Michigan

Monday, May 22nd – Wednesday, May 24th: Austin, Texas

Monitorama: An Open Source Monitoring Conference & Hackathon
Monday, May 22nd – Wednesday, May 24th: Portland, Oregon

PHP[tek]: The Premier PHP Conference
Wednesday, May 24th – Friday, May 26th: Atlanta, Georgia

Music City Code:
Thursday, June 1st – Saturday, June 3rd: Nashville, Tennessee

An Event Apart:
Monday, July 10th – Wednesday, July 12th: Washington, D.C.

CircleCityCon 4.0:
Friday, June 9th – Sunday, June 11th: Indianapolis, Indiana

O’Reilly’s Fluent Conference: Building a Better Web
Monday, June 19th – Thursday, June 22nd: San Jose, California

O’Reilly’s Velocity Conference: Build Resilient Distributed Systems
Monday, June 19th – Thursday, June 22nd: San Jose, California

Open Source Bridge
Tuesday, June 20th – Friday, June 23rd: Portland OR

We RISE Women in Tech Conference:
Friday, June 23rd – Saturday, June 24th: Atlanta Georgia

Saturday, June 24th: New York City

PolyConf: The Universe of Programming Languages
Friday, July 7th – Sunday, July 9th: Paris, France

Thursday, July 13th – Friday, July 14th: Denver, CO

GopherCon: The Largest Go Conference in the World
Wednesday, July 12th – Saturday, July 15th: Denver, CO

Kansas City Developer Conference:
Thursday, August 3rd – Friday, August 4th: Kansas City, Missouri

Sunday, August 13th – Friday, August 18th: Spokane, Washington

FOSS4G: International Conference for Free and Open Source Software for Geospatial
Monday, August 14th – Saturday, August 19th: Boston, MA

Wednesday, August 23rd – Saturday, August 26th: Portland, Oregon

An Event Apart:
Monday, August 28th – Wednesday, August 30th: Chicago, IL

All Things Open:
Monday, October 23rd – Tuesday, October 24th: Raleigh, NC

An Event Apart:
Monday, October 30th – Wednesday, November 1st: San Francisco, CA

Monday, November 6th – Friday, November 10th: Malmö, Sweden

An Event Apart:
Monday, December 11th – Wednesday, December 13th: Denver, CO

Call For Proposals:

7in7 Digital Nomad Conference: Closes in April
EuRuKo – Closes April 14th
ZendCon – Closes April 14th, 11:59 UTC
NCDevCon – Closes April 14th (Offers Hotel Accommodations!)
PyCon CZ – Closes April 17th (Financial Assistance Available!)
RubyNation – Closes April 21, 2017 19:59 EDT
Write/Speak/Code – Closes April 23rd, 19:00 EDT
LISA17 – Closes April 24th, 11:50 PDT
PyCon Australia – Closes May 7th (Financial Assistance Available!)
Strange Loop – Closes May 8th (Offers Speaker Benefits!)
Pacific Northwest PHP – Closes May 15th (Offers Speaker Benefits!)
Wonder Woman Tech – Long Beach: Closes June 1st; Washington DC: Closes September 15th
.NET/FRINGE/(Travel Expense Reimbursement Opportunities!)
DevFest Siberia – Closes July 1st (Travel Expenses Covered!)

Do you know an upcoming conference or CFP that should be included? Email leads to mandy@recompilermag.com.

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Mandy Moore, also known around the Internets as @therubyrep, is a podcast production expert, mother of orange tabbies, and sucker for bad reality television. 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.