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Making Stack Overflow More Welcoming

by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Apr 30, 2018 6

Jay Hanlon, EVP of Culture and Experience for Stack Overflow, posted a blog entry titled “Stack Overflow Isn’t Very Welcoming. It’s Time for That to Change”. In the post he explains the problems Stack Overflow have which make it an unwelcoming and intimidating place. He explains the commitment to addressing the issues and provides specific steps they are taking.

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Leaders Discuss How to Build Great Engineering Cultures

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 6 Followers on  Apr 02, 2018

QConLondon’s Building Great Engineering Cultures track brought together a panel of leaders to take questions from an audience. Leaders from Google, Sky Betting and Gaming, ITV, Deliveroo and GlobalSign shared how they support and build great cultures for engineers, accounting for individual growth, organisation need, a social conscience and a balanced life.

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Making Our Language and Behaviour More Inclusive

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Nov 02, 2017

To avoid excluding people, we need to gain more awareness when we are in the wrong and be introspective to find out why someone is upset or offended by what we have said or done. By being excluded, people will eventually leave their jobs, communities or profession, which is something that we need to prevent. Peter Aitken suggested taking a positive approach when addressing inclusion issues.

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AnitaB.org Awards Given to ThoughtWorks, GEICO, and Accenture

by Susan McIntosh Follow 10 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017

AnitaB.org awarded Top Companies awards to Accenture, GEICO and ThoughtWorks at the Grace Hopper Conference in October. Dr. Parsons from ThoughtWorks shared why diversity is so important.

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McKinsey Report on Diversity Summarized

by Susan McIntosh Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 28, 2017

McKinsey's report, "Diversity Matters," was published in 2015, but in light of the growing discussion on diversity in the IT industry, a summary of the results will prove helpful to many.

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Node.js Forks over TSC Disagreements

by Susan McIntosh Follow 10 Followers on  Sep 07, 2017

The Node.js Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and Board have weighed in on the results of a vote to remove a member from the TSC based on a pattern of behavior. This has resulted in several resignations from the TSC, a plethora of commentary, and new recommendations by the Board of Directors.

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Girl Scouts Introduce STEM-Focused Badges

by Susan McIntosh Follow 10 Followers on  Aug 23, 2017

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA) recently announced a set of new badges available at different age-levels, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) topics.

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#WITBragDay on Twitter

by Susan McIntosh Follow 10 Followers on  Aug 15, 2017

One of the top trending Twitter tags this weekend was started by a woman in technology encouraging others to share their successes.

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Introducing the Diversity Section

by Susan McIntosh Follow 10 Followers on  Aug 14, 2017 29

Whilst InfoQ has long covered diversity we have decided to give the topic greater prominence on the site with a new section on diversity within the Culture and Methods area. We, the editors, are looking at different ways that companies and others are promoting diversity within organizations.

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What a High Performing Team Looks Like and How to Create One

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Aug 10, 2017

High performing is a team property, a temporary state which needs attention if teams want to keep on performing well. Things you can do to build a high performing team include creating safety, investing in developing collaboration skills, and giving peer-to-peer feedback.

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2017 Tech Leavers Study Report Released

by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  May 05, 2017 2

The Kapor Center for Social Impact has released the results of a study that looked at the reasons people leave tech roles. The four key takeaways from the study are: unfairness drives turnover, experiences differ dramatically across groups, unfairness costs billions each year, and diversity and inclusion initiatives can improve culture and reduce turnover, if they are done right.

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Lending Privilege for Increasing Diversity and Inclusion

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Apr 20, 2017 8

A grassroots movement is necessary to increase diversity and inclusion in the tech industry. Everyone has privilege; lending it to marginalized groups can make it happen, claimed Anjuan Simmons. If we have a diverse tech industry we will all win, as lending privilege increases value for everyone.

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Creating a More Equal Workplace

by Ben Linders Follow 23 Followers on  Mar 10, 2017 5

Women are leaving the tech industry because they are unhappy, don't feel valued or lack access to opportunities. We need to create environments that retain and grow employees, regardless of what they look like on the outside, argued Kate Heddleston. During her QCon London talk she suggested a process that organizations can use if they want to create equal access opportunities.

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ThoughtWorks Recognized as Most Women-Friendly Tech Company

by Shane Hastie Follow 18 Followers on  Nov 21, 2016

At the recent Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, ThoughtWorks was recognised as being the top company for Women in Technology. InfoQ spoke to Rebecca Parsons, CTO, about the company's culture and the award.

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QConSF: Is Managing Men & Women Really That Different?

by Susan McIntosh Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 19, 2016

Mitch Shepard discussed why there are fewer women in leadership roles, why diversity is better for business, and what the IT community can do to encourage women in leadership.

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