Today I discuss the recent controversy around Node.js, a recent fork, and accusations against Node.js Technical Steering Committee member Rod Vagg.
TSC Vote on Rod with reported issues: https://web.archive.org/web/20170821212745/https://github.com/nodejs/TSC/issues/310
Rod (Issue #2): https://github.com/nodejs/board/issues/58
Rod’s Tweet (Issue #3): https://web.archive.org/web/20170823072058/https://twitter.com/rvagg/status/887652116524707841
Node.js statement: https://github.com/nodejs/board/issues/67
Discussion: CoC Violations & Accountability : Node's future: https://github.com/nodejs/community-committee/issues/111
Reddit thread on Ashley Williams: https://www.reddit.com/r/node/comments/6whs2e/multiple_coc_violations_by_nodejs_board_member
Ashley Williams CoC Report: https://github.com/nodejs/TSC/issues/324
meta: explicit exclusion for outside social media posts: https://github.com/nodejs/TSC/pull/327
Ongoing timeline: https://gist.github.com/balupton/d6531a2f48dba896a1bced86e8b1636c
Today I discuss ESPN’s horrible decision to remove an Asian announcer from a football game in Charlottesville because he shares a name with a confederate general, Robert Lee. I also discuss the domino effect Google seems to have created with their decision to fire James Damore with companies like EventBrite, MailChimp, Apple, and Google now removing users like Milo Yiannopoulos and Gab from their services and what this means for the future of tech.
EventBrite and MailChimp: http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/19/eventbrite-and-mailchimp-attempt-to-silence-milo-yiannopoulos/?utm_content=bufferf447f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Google, Apple, and Gab: https://www.city-journal.org/html/first-amendment-peril-15401.html
For the 14th year in a row, a meritocratic competition within Google has produced results that seem to support statements James Damore made in his now famous Google memo. I also provide a message for women about how women in tech events can do more harm than good with a personal anecdote. Emphasis on “can” for those who need it.
Node.js cis white men: https://twitter.com/maybekatz/status/890675355333279744
Aileen Lee advice for female founders: https://techcrunch.com/2017/07/03/vc-aileen-lee-just-offered-some-very-specific-advice-to-female-founders-looking-for-funding/
Today I sit down with Marlene Jaeckel, a software engineer and previous guest on the podcast. We talk about the ongoing Google Manifesto fiasco and its impact in the ongoing Culture War.
Today I share a few examples of individuals and groups who fight for underrepresented minorities while refusing to define what an underrepresented minority is. I also share some observations I had while watching Patreon CEO Jack Conte on The Rubin Report.
URM Angel Mentorship Workshop: https://twitter.com/KristyT/status/892240543178039298
Jack Conte on The Rubin Report: https://twitter.com/RubinReport/status/892058309993259008