#WIT hashtags, thoughts on panels, and livable code

We still have copies for Issue 7: Security for sale!  We are also looking for sponsors to put those articles online. Reach out to audrey@recompilermag.com if you or someone you know may be interested.


DevOpsDays: Portland is offering 10% off registration for Recompiler supporters, readers and listeners! Use the code RECOMPILERSUPPORTER.

Empowering Instagram Hashtags for Women in Tech: A useful list for you Insta-lovers if you want to connect with more people in the space!


Why Women Turn Down Speaking invitations: Issues with childcare and household duty interruptions, last-minute invitations, money, and obvious obligatory invitations are some of the reasons women cite for passing on speaking gigs.

On Panels: An opinion on why having panels at conferences suck from both the perspectives of an audience member and as a panelist herself.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Code: Another thought-provoking piece from Kent Beck that everyone is raving about this week. It’s also a play on the Marie Kondo book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.


Tech Done Right Episode 13: Livable Code With Sarah Mei: Is your code the kind of cluttered house you might find on a reality TV show? Or the kind of sleek, minimalist house you might find in a architectural magazine. Neither one sounds like a place you could comfortably live. Sarah Mei joins the podcast to talk about Livable Code, what makes a codebase livable, how to negotiate tension between junior and senior developers and how Rails deals with developer happiness.

Conference Talk of the Week:

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

“Open Data + You = Better Cities” by Kate Robinowitz

Kate shows us the powerful things we can do with free and available open data and little bit of code.

Upcoming Events:

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

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

Code For Good:
Thursday, July 27th – Sunday, July 30th: Portland, OR

Non Binary in Tech:
Saturday, July 29th: London, England

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

PyCon Australia:
Thursday, August 3rd – Tuesday, August 8th: Melbourne, Australia

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

DevOpsDays: Portland:
Wednesday, August 9th – Thursday, August 10th: Portland OR

Thursday, August 10th – Friday, August 11th: Seattle, WA

Deccan RubyConf:
Friday, August 12th: Pune, India

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

Wonder Woman Tech
Friday, August 18th – Sunday August 20th: Long Beach, CA

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

Full Stack Fest:
Monday, September 4th – Friday, September 8th: Barcelona, Spain

try! Swift: NYC:
Tuesday, September 5th – Wednesday, September 6th: New York City, NY

Pacific Northwest PHP:
Thursday, September 7th – Saturday, September 9th: Seattle, WA

RubyConf: Columbia:
Friday, September 8th – Saturday, September 9th: Medellín, Colombia

DevOpsDays: Chicago:
Tuesday, September 12th – Thursday, September 14th: Chicago, IL

Monday, September 18th: Sandy, Utah

Twilio: SIGNAL:
Tuesday, September 19th: London, England

Wednesday, September 22nd – Friday, September 24th: Atlanta, GA

Strange Loop:
Thursday, September 28th – Saturday, September 30th: St. Louis, MO

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!
AlterConf: Austin – Closes July 11th
DevOpsDays Kansas City – Closes June 30th
Elixirocks – Closes June 30th
.NET/FRINGE/(Travel Expense Reimbursement Opportunities!)
GDG DevFest Ukraine 2017 – Closes July 1st (Travel Expenses Covered!)
DevFest Siberia – Closes July 1st (Travel Expenses Covered!)
Kiwi Ruby – Closes July 3rd (Travel Expenses Covered!)
GopherCon – Closes July 7th
PyGotham – Closes July 18th
DevOps Days Madison – Closes August 1st
Keep Ruby Weird – Closes August 27th
Wonder Woman Tech: Washington DC: Closes September 15th

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

Want to hear more?

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

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