Resources

This page is for collecting any links to educational materials that explain the importance of inclusion and how to make one’s work or organization more diverse. Please add suggestions!

EqualFuture

Equal Future is a resource on social justice and technology — a web site and newsletter.

Lesbians Who Tech blog

Lesbians Who Tech is a Community of Queer Women in or around tech (and the people who love them).

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Sexual orientation

How to use twitter on your journey to understanding

Marco Rogers outlines how to use Twitter to improve your understanding of social justice work. 

Diversity in Tech and the Myth of Meritocracy

Tracey Ross discusses the many ways people of color are marginalized in the supposedly "meritocratic" tech world, including basic access to technology, pattern matching at venture capital firms, and more. 

So You Want to Be an Ally

This article shares a lot of fundamental concepts and resources for those wanting to be better allies.

Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is

John Scalzi uses video games as a metaphor to discuss privilege. 

On passing.

A twitter thread from Jeff Eaton about the luxury of passing in tech culture, and the responsibility white men have to resist that luxury.

How Internet Rage Is Making Tech Culture a Better Place

This piece discusses internet outrage as a productive tool for digital consciousness raising and for putting pressure on companies to behave better.

Anger as a Tool in Social Justice Movements

Kronda Adair writes about anger in social justice work--not as a harmful side effect, but as the primary driver of this work. 

The Diverse Team: Healthy Companies, Progressive Practices

Recent studies have shown that teams comprised of people from various backgrounds and lifestyles lead to a more diverse set of ideas, out-of-the-box solutions, and products that appeal to a wider segment of the population.

It is Bigger Than Microaggressions: Moving through tech as a black trans man.

This personal essay describes the intersecting microaggressions experienced by the author, a black trans man working in tech, and the negative impact they have on him and other marginalized people in tech. 

#YesWeCode

#YesWeCode is a national initiative to help 100,000 young women and men from underrepresented backgrounds find success in the tech sector.

Code for Progress

Code For Progress is a nonprofit organization that offers formalized coding training programs to women and people of color. We are based in Washington, DC and work with students, professionals, and organizations nationwide. (text from website)

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Ethnicity, Race

Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code was founded five years ago with the belief that computing skills are a critical path to security and prosperity in today’s job market. (text from website)

Trans*H4ck

We shift the ways trans*, gender non conforming, agender and non binary people live by creating technology that economically empowers, improves access to social services, promotes gender safety and community sustainability, while bringing visibility to trans* tech innovators and entrepreneurs. (text from website)

App Camp for Girls

App Camp for Girls is a one-week summer day program where girls and transgender & gender non-conforming youth can put their creative powers to work designing and building apps. They also learn about about the business of software while being inspired by role models in the industry. (text from website)

Black Girls Code

Black Girls CODE is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. By reaching out to the community through workshops and after school programs, Black Girls CODE introduces computer coding lessons to young girls from underrepresented communities in programming languages such as Scratch or Ruby on Rails. (from the website)

We’re Making the Wrong Case for Diversity in Silicon Valley

This article from Harvard Business Review by Todd L. Pittinsky posits that traditional diversity arguments have not convinced Silicon Valley about diversity's value because Silicon Valley is among the most innovative in technology while remaining the least diverse.