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The Adam Morgan Show is a weekly podcast featuring Adam Morgan, a software engineer, with commentary on current events, politics, and its influence on tech.
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Aug 30, 2017

Today I discuss the recent controversy around Node.js, a recent fork, and accusations against Node.js Technical Steering Committee member Rod Vagg.

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NewStack: https://thenewstack.io/node-js-forked-complaints-repeated-harassment/

TSC Vote on Rod with reported issues: https://web.archive.org/web/20170821212745/https://github.com/nodejs/TSC/issues/310

Rod’s defense: https://github.com/nodejs/CTC/issues/165#issuecomment-324798494

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

Aug 23, 2017

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.

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Robert Lee ESPN: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/business/media/robert-lee-university-virginia-charlottesville.html?mcubz=1

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

Aug 16, 2017

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.

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Node.js cis white men: https://twitter.com/maybekatz/status/890675355333279744

Google Code Jam: http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/13/google-code-jam-finalists-are-all-men-for-14th-year-in-a-row/?utm_content=buffer75948&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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/

Aug 9, 2017

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.

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Marlene: https://twitter.com/mjaeckel

Google Manifesto: http://gizmodo.com/exclusive-heres-the-full-10-page-anti-diversity-screed-1797564320

Aug 2, 2017

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.

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URM Angel Mentorship Workshop: https://twitter.com/KristyT/status/892240543178039298

ElectronConf: http://electronconf.com/

Jack Conte on The Rubin Report: https://twitter.com/RubinReport/status/892058309993259008

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