Newsletter #41: Let’s talk about paychecks, baby.

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Hello Recompilers,

It’s the 10th and final year of Open Source Bridge. Come celebrate ten years of community with a scaled-back, one-day event on Friday, June 29th, 2018 at the Eliot Center in Portland, OR. Tickets are available on a sliding scale from $10-$100.

The Recompiler is proud to be a media sponsor of DevOps Days Portland. Only standard tickets are available now, but we should have a discount code for you soon.
September 11-13, 2018, Portland, OR

Have you ordered your copy of the second printing of the Responsible Communication Style Guide? We are taking preorders until May 20. The Responsible Communication Style Guide is a style manual covering topics of identity and how to address them in technical contexts.


Genetic Databases and Informed Consent. While catching the Golden State Killer makes the world a little safer, the methods for tracking him down—using genetic information from a distant relative—raise a lot of concerns about consent and illegal search and seizure of genetic information. Reported by Caroline Haskins for The Outline.

The Day the World ChangedCherlynn Low describes her experience of a VR exhibit of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb explosion of 1945. (Engadget)

Seattle Tech 4 Housing Some of Seattle’s Millennial tech workers are pooling their data-crunching skills to advocate for solutions to the city’s housing shortage. But are their ideas still to capitalist? Reported by Paul Roberts for Politico.


Episode 59: We’re not looking to you to monetize the streetsChristie Koehler and Audrey Eschright chat about Gmail updates, a recent Microsoft counterfeiting case, mobile network spoofing with a VGA adapter, the Portland Smart Cities initiative, and more.

No You Go: S2E3: Doing it Right with Adda BirnirKatel LeDûSara Wachter-Boettcher, and Jenn Lukas talk with Adda Birnir, founder and CEO of Skillcrush, about why Skillcrush is heavily attended by women, while most bootcamp programs are struggling to attract them (and lots about pay equity).

Conference Talk of the Week:

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

33rd CSUN Assistive Technology Conference – Keynote by Dan Goldstein

“How do we motivate the adoption of accessibility so that accessibility—like its younger cousin security—is seen as a mandatory feature?”
Please note that the keynote does not begin until over half an hour into the video.


The deadline for the HashiCorp Diversity Scholarship for HashiConf is July 1.

Upcoming Events:

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

May 12-13, 2018: NYC

May 15-16, 2018: Austin, TX

SheTech Spokane 2018
May 18, 2018: Spokane, WA

May 21-22, 2018:  Seattle, WA

DevOpsDays Toronto 2018
May 30-31, 2018: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Allied Media Conference
June 14-17, 2018, Detroit, MI

June 21-22, 2018: Atlanta, GA

June 28-29, 2018: Oklahoma City, OK

Open Source Bridge
June 29, 2018: Portland, OR

ACT-W Portland
July 20-21, 2018: Portland, OR

August 1-4, 2018: NYC

Write the Docs + Open Help Cincinnati
August 18-22, 2018, Cincinnati, OH

GopherCon 2018
August 27-30, 2018: Denver, CO

Affect Conf
September 6-7, 2018: Portland, OR

DevOps Days Portland 
September 11-13, 2018, Portland, OR

Call For Proposals:

ACT-W Portland: Closes May 11

PyOhio: Closes May 15

Write the Docs + Open Help Cincinnati: Closes June 18

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 cool, 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.

Image credit: Photo by Nemichandra Hombannavar.

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