Ban Bossy
Skepticism

Does Ban Bossy Really Help Women in Tech?

Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed your social media contacts affirming that they plan to “Ban Bossy.” This campaign, launched by Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn.Org initiative and the …

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Bitcoin logo
Skepticism

Bitcoin 101 with Brett Scott

Bitcoin, an alternative currency protected by cryptography, has been popping up all over the news for a while. First, Bitcoin-driven marketplace Silk Road shut down. Then the Japanese Bitcoin exchange …

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CoC Pledge
Skepticism

#CoCPledge – A Way Forward?

The #CoCpledge is a simple idea – pledge not to speak at conferences that don’t have a code of conduct established – that seems like a great step toward more …

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Fifth position
FeminismSkepticism

The Power of a Position

Bryan Cantrill is Senior Vice President of Engineering at Joyent, a cloud infrastructure company. Like many tech companies, Joyent has a management team made up of mostly white males. Unlike …

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Peanut-Butter-Jelly-Sandwich
Skepticism

PBJs, Nail Polish, Barrels of Crabs: The Week(s) in Startup Sexism

There’s so much to say about startups and sexism! In the past few weeks, several items have surfaced that continue to reveal not just the deep-seated sexism in tech, but …

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Paula Deen and Donuts
Skepticism

Paula and Rachel

“And I tell you what, if there’s anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back, if you’re out there, please pick up that …

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Cloudy with a chance of baby
FeaturedParentingSkepticism

It’s Thursday. Do You Know the Texture of Your Cervical Mucus?

Have you ever wanted to have a baby, but weren’t quite sure how? Never fear, Max Levchin, cofounder of PayPal and Slide, is using his expertise in processing payments and …

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Insufferable douchebags make things amazing
FeminismSkepticism

Everything Sucks, but Not How You Think

Dave McClure might not be a familiar name in the skeptic community, but he’s pretty well known in tech. A self-described “late bloomer,” he’s a guy who held various software …

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