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Weekly Update - August 12, 2017: Monetization, YouTube Sharing, Diversity

So first my good news. My YouTube channel finally reached 1000 subscribers (yay!). Have you subscribed? Why not? Do it now! Next stop, 10k …

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On women and Google's diversity programs:

This week, much discussion was focused on a manifesto/screed written by a Googler that argued that Google’s diversity program is bad for the company, not in least part because women are less interested in tech, and biologically less capable than men of being skilled software engineers. This was apparently meant for internal discussion at Google, but it was leaked publicly.

I find it dismaying that in the year 2017 women still have to argue, that yes, we are competent to work in STEM fields. I imagine many of the author’s colleagues had much stronger feelings. I’ve seen it suggested that he didn’t mean his current female colleagues don’t have the right skills to be software engineers, but that’s not the implication of what he wrote.

Fortunately interesting and smart things were written in response, and I’ve collected a bunch of those links below. If you read just one, I suggest Cynthia Lee’s article in Vox.

What happened next? The author was fired by Google, and he has been making the interview rounds and embraced the alt-right “conservative” media.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai cut his vacation short, made a statement, and called a company-wide meeting. That meeting was cancelled due to concerns about harassment, amidst leaks of internal conversions. There will be more to come.

If you want to learn more about the great things women in technology have done and are doing, check out the #WITBragDay hashtag on Twitter

Image: Programmers Betty Jean Jennings (left) and Frances Bilas (right) operate ENIAC's main control panel at the Moore School of Electrical Engineering. (U.S. Army photo from the archives of the ARL Technical Library) (from Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain, provided the phrase "U. S. Army Photo" is included along with the photo)


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