Sharing your stuff on the Internet, “Yeah, man, that’s mine,” and acceleration via automation

We’ve got a bunch of stuff in the works for The Recompiler!

In two weeks we’ll be launching a Kickstarter for The Recompiler Year 3 (issues 9-12). Please support us so we can continue to bring you awesome content.

We also want to do a second printing of The Responsible Communication Style Guide, but we need a significant number of pre-orders to make that happen before next year. If you know of anyone who’s interested in getting a full office set or donating a set somewhere, please get in touch!

The last issue of the magazine for this year is Issue 8: Wildcard. It’s going to the printer very soon and it’s available for purchase in the shop.


Book Club! The Responsible Communication Style Guide will be partnering with the Greater Than Code podcast on October 18th! Read along with us and tweet your thoughts, opinions, and questions to @greaterthancode! Also, they will be taking questions live in their Patron-supported Slack community. Join today and opt into the #bookclub channel!

This laid-back contract template for developers and designers is super useful!


The Memory Archive Wayback Machine: Pressing that share button can be scary. When we share our work the Internet, we lose a lot of control over it: who will see it and comment on it, where it gets posted, how long it might persist online. But where do these fears really come from? And how can we get over them? Jameson Hampton analyzes their own fears and how they’ve affected them in this article.

It’s actually for me. Yes. Me. I’m a drone pilot.: This article by Olivia Henry hit close to home in that I had a similar experience this week when picking up my truck from repairs. The man behind the counter assumed when he learned that I work from home that I do “one of those Pampered Chef or Lee-Lah Roo deals,” and then went on to ask why my husband wasn’t available to pick up said truck. Why is it so hard for men to accept that we are capable of so much more? It’s my truck and I worked hard for it. Also, working from home doesn’t automatically transfer to a multi-level marketing occupation. Rant. Over.

Being a Founder Is Its Own Anxiety Disorder. Here’s How to Manage, 5 Minutes at a Time: Again, this article resonated with me because it’s so much easier to schedule and actually show up for therapy sessions online. As it’s becoming more popular, it’s also actually becoming more affordable as well.


Greater Than Code Episode 048: Finding Our Lane with Marco RogersMarco Rogers talks about engaging on social media, staying in your lane, and mixing social justice with your tech career.

Greater Than Code Episode 049: Technology For the Greater Good with Reyn Aubrey: 19-year-old entrepreneur Reyn Aubrey talks about building technology for the greater good, his startup PocketChange, habitizing donation, analyzing and collecting charity data, and anarchist organizing principles.

How Set Design Can Inform Software Architecture With Betsy Haibel: Any profession that requires you to hit a budget and a deadline while balancing the project vision with practical logistics has a lot to say to software architects and project managers. Betsy Haibel was a professional theatrical set designer before becoming a software developer and architect, and we talk about how set design is like and not like software design. Not only do we talk about favorite shows, we also give you practical advice for designing your project.

Conference Talk of the Week:

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

Forget Velocity, Let’s Talk Acceleration” by Jessica Kerr

“Velocity gives us motion in one direction. We want to work faster — and more, we want to do the most useful work. We need acceleration: deliberate changes in speed and direction. How? The same way we accelerate our customers’ work: automation!”

Upcoming Events:

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

Empire Conf:
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GDG DevFest Ukraine:
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GraphQL Summit:
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Keep Ruby Weird:
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DevOpsDays: Madison:
Monday, October 30th – Tuesday, October 31st: Madison, WI

Kiwi Ruby:
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AlterConf: Portland:
Saturday, November 4th, Portland, OR

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

Thursday, November 9th – Friday November 10th: Denver, CO

AlterConf: San Francisco:
Sunday, November 10th: San Francisco, CA

Elixir with Love:
Sunday, November 10th: Providence, Rhode Island

Data 4 Black Lives:
Friday, November 17th – Sunday, November 19th: MIT: Cambridge, MA

Saturday, November 18th – Sunday, November 19th: Austin, TX

Monday, November 27th – Tuesday, November 28th: Nashville, TN

Friday, December 1st: Washington, D.C.

North Bay Python
Saturday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 3rd: Petaluma, CA

Wednesday, December 6th: London

All Things in Moderation
Wednesday, December 6th – Thursday, December 7th: Los Angeles, CA

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

Saturday, January 6th – Sunday, January 7th: Ontario, Canada

Wonder Women Tech Global Summit
Friday, January 26th: Washington, D.C.

Call For Proposals:

Women in Tech Summit 2018 Tour: Cities include: Washington D.C., Philadelphia, PA, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO,  New Orleans, LA,  and Raleigh-Durham, NC
Tech Inclusion – Apply Anytime!
.NET/FRINGE/(Travel Expense Reimbursement Opportunities!)
10th Annual Chippewa Valley Code Camp – Closes October 8th
The Machine Learning Conference – Closes October 10th
GeekCamp Singapore – Closes October 14th
SciPyLA 2017 – Closes October 17th
LoopConf – Closes November 9th
Midwest PHP – Closes November 20th (Offers Travel Assistance!)
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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

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