Newsletter #50: Rightwing Leaks and Black-owned Coworking

Hello Recompilers,

The Recompiler is happy to be a community sponsor for Devopsdays Portland 2018 happening from September 11-13. This year we’ll be hearing from Recompiler contributor Heidi Waterhouse on Disaster Resilience The Waffle House Way: Flat-Tops, Feature Flags, And Finite State Machines — along with many other great talks. You can get 20% off your registration with the code RECOMPILERFRIENDS. We also have one ticket to give away to a reader. Enter by August 20.

If you missed our Kickstarter for Community Event Planning, Second Edition there’s still time to pre-order (and even get a sticker pack).


The Plug has a list of Black-owned coworking spaces in the United States. There are more than fifty spaces listed, across the country, in case you want to support a Black-owned business while you work.

The latest and greatest MacBook Pro might be fundamentally broken and customers are pissed. The top of the line i9 processors run so hot that they throttle immediately to avoid overheating and perform worse than last year’s i7 models.

Antifascists have leaked the organizing conversations behind this year’s sequel to last year’s Unite the Right fascist rally. Radical journalist collective Unicorn Riot has the transcripts and analysis. The short version is: they’re planning more of the same, but with more internal conflict about whether or not it’s good optics to be violent and some discussion of how they can make white supremacist speakers more palatable.


Feminist Frequency Radio #35: Sorry to Bother You
Carolyn Petit, Ebony Adams, and Anita Sarkeesian discuss pop culture, especially the great successes and occasional failures of Boots Riley’s new film Sorry to Bother You. The spoiler-containing part runs from about 30:00-45:00.

Conference Talk of the Week:

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

The Guest: A Guide To Code Hospitality

Nadia Odunayo at RailsConf 2016, discussing best practices for teamwork in coding.


Call for proposals for Open until July 30.

The Digital Impact Alliance is open for grant proposals until July 31. This grant is for open source projects serving the international development and humanitarian sectors.

North Bay Python is looking for proposals, open until August 10.

There’s no call for proposals for REST Fest East 2018, because everyone who comes gets to speak. The unconference is September 26 + 27-29th in Greenville, SC.

!!Con West is looking for volunteers to help organize their first event, which will be in Santa Cruz in early 2019.

Upcoming Events:

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

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

August 1-4, 2018: NYC

The Diana Initiative 2018
August 9-10, Las Vegas, NV

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

REST Fest East 2018
September 26 + 27-29th, Greenville, SC

State of the Map US
October 5-7, Detroit, MI

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

Margaret Killjoy (@magpiekilljoy) is an author, activist, and musician based in Appalachia. Her most recent book series is the Danielle Cain novella series, which starts with The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion.

Image credit: Photo by Ian Burt (CC BY 2.0)