Newsletter #26: The Spectre of Loss

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Hello Recompilers, Good news. The Recompiler Issue #9: Hard Problems is available (and #8 is here). Like a bitter fruit, let's indulge in a little nostalgia. "You're what I couldn't find: A totally amazing mind, So understanding and so kind, You're everything to me." "Dreams", Cranberries. Reading: Inclusivity through ungendered design: "The perpetuation of gender stereotypes through design... harms the ability for … Continue reading Newsletter #26: The Spectre of Loss

Newsletter #25: Autonomy, Accountability, and Crowdsourcing the Whisper Network

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Hope you all had a fulfilling holiday season. The last issue of the magazine for this 2017 was #8. It’s available for purchase in the shop, with Issue #9 releasing shortly. Reading: Calling out sexual assault in a viral Google spreadsheet: CW: discussion of sexual assault and harassment. On the brink of being outed by Harper's, Moira Donegan outs herself on The Cut as being the creator … Continue reading Newsletter #25: Autonomy, Accountability, and Crowdsourcing the Whisper Network

Today at 10am! Our first podcast telethon

Join Audrey and Christie for six hours of live Recompiler podcast entertainment. We'll be "on air" from 10am-4pm Pacific time. One of the things we’ll be doing during the telethon is answering your questions so submit them here. We'll also be talking about plans for The Recompiler Year 3, our upcoming Community Event Planning Book, … Continue reading Today at 10am! Our first podcast telethon

Contributor spotlights: Jen Kagan and Federico Mena Quintero

Recently, Jen Kagan has been working on a series of interviews with people who work in open source. Jen previously contributed an article on web browser cookies to Issue 7 with co-author Tara Adiseshan. The most recent interview in the series is with Vesha Parker who co-organizes Progressive HackNight. Jen asks, "What does 'open source' … Continue reading Contributor spotlights: Jen Kagan and Federico Mena Quintero

Contributor spotlights: Khairani Barokka and Jameson Hampton

In Issue 2, Khairani Barokka wrote about disability and hacking. Her most recent project is a book she co-edited: Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back, the first major anthology of UK-based D/deaf and disabled poets, which is a wholly multiformat and multimedia book, including audio links to readings by poets, poetry films … Continue reading Contributor spotlights: Khairani Barokka and Jameson Hampton

Announcing our next book project: Community Event Planning, Second Edition

In 2013, our podcast host Christie Koehler, fellow technologist Sherri Koehler, and I put together a workbook for a conference workshop we initially called Event Planning for Geeks. We relied on our years of experience planning events like BarCamp Portland, Ignite Portland, open source code sprints, and Open Source Bridge, a conference now going into … Continue reading Announcing our next book project: Community Event Planning, Second Edition