Diverse perspectives, retrospectives, and contact your representatives

With yesterday’s House vote to repeal and replace ObamaCare, many of us are left to wonder, what’s next? The ball is now in the Senate’s court, so I suggest you #DoSomething and contact your local representatives.

Shoutouts and Links:

Here’s to you, anonymous woman, aka the subject of this Twitter thread live tweeted courtesy of Ashe Dryden.

Hire More Women in Tech: A few simple things you can do to find and hire more qualified women in tech.

The Enby Tech Speakers List: A list of non-binary speakers who do talks on technology. Add yourself!

Think there aren’t qualified women in tech? Here are 1,000 names. No more excuses.

438 Free Online Programming & Computer Science Courses You Can Start in May: A list compiled by Free Code Camp and sorted by difficulty level.


The Recompiler Podcast Episode 034: Info ops minus the geopolitics is just marketing: This week, Audrey and Christie chat about Uber’s latest shenanigans, Facebook’s report about “information operations” on its platform, the creepy Amazon Look and more.

Greater Than Code Episode 031: Retrospectives and Agile Fluency with Diana Larsen: In an earlier episode (28), we got called out, so we invited Diana on the show to give her take on the topics.

Tech Done Right Episode 009: Conference Speaking and Diverse Perspectives with Carina C. Zona and Mark Yoon: Want to start speaking at conferences? Topics covered in the episode: how to get your first conference acceptance, then how to become a better speaker over time. For conference organizers, also discussed is how to find the best speakers from a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences.

Call To Action:

Greater Than Code is opening up opportunities for anybody to be able to submit blog posts about what it means to be greater than code. If you have experiences or stories or anything that sends a positive message to the community or if you’ve helped somebody learn something useful, please send your material to mandy@greaterthancode.com. We know that some of you have your own blogs, but maybe some of you think you don’t have enough content to justify having your own. We want to give everybody a place where you can share one-off ideas and generate discussion around them. Remember, we are “Greater Than Code,” so all subjects are welcome.

Conference Talk of the Week:

This talk is part of our “Favorite Talks” YouTube Playlist. Check it out and subscribe! 

“DevOps Parenting” by Dawn Parzych

Dawn Parzych gave a talk at DevOpsDays Seattle 2017 about how DevOps principles like collaboration, communication and retrospectives can be applied to your relationships.

Upcoming Events:

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

!!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

AccessU Summit:
Thursday, May 18th: Virtual Conference!

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

Out Of Office: An Online Remote Work Event
Tuesday, May 30th: Virtual Conference!

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

PyCon CZ:
Thursday, June 8th – Saturday, June 10th: Prague

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

Friday, June 16th: Arlington, VA

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

Joy of Coding:
Friday, June 30th: Rotterdam, Netherlands

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

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

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

That Conference: Summer Camp for Geeks:
Monday, August 7th – Wednesday, August 9th: Wisconsin Dells, WI

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

Uptime Conf: by Code & Supply
Thursday, August 24th – Friday, August 25th: Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

Friday, September 29th – Saturday, September 30th: Budapest

Saturday, October 7th – Sunday, October 8th: Raleigh, NC

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

Monday, October 23rd – Thursday, October 26th: Las Vegas, NV

Sunday, October 29th – Friday, November 3rd: San Francisco, CA

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:

Tech Inclusion – Apply Anytime!
PyCon Australia – Closes May 7th (Financial Assistance Available!)
Connect.Tech – Closes May 8th
Strange Loop – Closes May 8th (Offers Speaker Benefits!)
DeccanRubyConf – Closes May 12th (Offers Travel Assistance!)
Full Stack Fest – Closes May 15th
Pacific Northwest PHP – Closes May 15th (Offers Speaker Benefits!)
Twilio SIGNAL: London – Closes May 31st
Seattle JS – Closes May 31st
Utah JS – Closes May 31st
Wonder Woman Tech – Long Beach: Closes June 1st; Washington DC: Closes September 15th
DevOpsDays Chicago – Closes June 17th
DevOpsDays Kansas City – Closes June 30th
.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. She is also the show manager and maintainer of Greater Than Code

Photo credit: Women of Color in Tech Chat (#WoCinTech Chat)