Newsletter #30: Submit to our Love and Romance

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Hello Recompilers,

We’re so ready to take submissions for Issue 11!  Contributors are paid because we value your work. Our theme is Love and Romance and our editor, Thursday Bram, is so excited! On Twitter, she warned us she would subject us to a lot of heart emojis.

A note from Thursday:

Love is for everybody. I want pitches about technology for different people with different experiences. There is one constraint I want to talk about, though: Try to keep your pitches on the PG side of things. The Recompiler’s readership includes high school students, so I want to be mindful about how we cover any particularly sexy topics.

Here are some article ideas:

  • How to understand the information a dating site collects about you
  • Almost anything about matching algorithms
  • Technical concerns of ending a relationship (when do you kick folks off your Netflix account?)
  • Date ideas randomizers
  • Wedding planning tools with APIs or SDKs
  • Analysis of fan fiction

Please submit by March 8. Thank you!


Who Killed the Junior Developer?Melissa McEwen is frustrated that companies don’t  realize that in order for there to be more senior developers, they have to nurture junior developers.

Bots as social media arms: Moscow’s dezinformatsiya campaign moves quickly after the death children in Florida to defend gun rights using social media bots. Reported by Erin Griffith for Wired.

Delaying the Future: The worship of rich and powerful tech gods like Elon Musk isn’t doing us any favors. Paris Marx argues we should be working on transportation solutions for the greater public good, not those that convenience the wealthy individual.


The Recompiler Podcast Episode 49: OttomottopoeiaChristie Koehler and Audrey Eschright chat about Waymo v Uber, Algorithmic Violence, and how YouTube’s algorithm distorts truth.

Vergecast #293: Waymo v. Uber, all software is broken, and the web still livesNilayDieter, and Paul welcome senior writer Sarah Jeong. Sarah was at the federal court in San Francisco for Waymo v. Uber trial and has been reporting on it for The Verge.

Too Embarrassed to Ask: Should YouTube police its top stars’ videos? Hosts Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode invite Daily Beast’Taylor Lorenz lays out one way the site could prevent another Logan Paul-type scandal.

Conference Talk of the Week:

Emily Gorcenski: The Ethics of the Internet of Things | JSConf EU 2017
“There are so many issues, so many failures, so many bugs, and security issues that come up so frequently that if I just focus on case studies it will be a brand new talk every time.”


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Do you know an upcoming conference or CFP that should be included? Email leads to us.

Lauren Hudgins (@lehudgins) is a freelance digital strategist living and working in cold, rainy Portland, Oregon. Her essay on Comic Sans and the right of people use whatever font makes reading accessible to them was one of the top 20 most read essays on The Establishment for 2017.

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