TGIF! This week we heard from a former Hackbrighter (!), got a glimpse into the media’s portrayal of tech, and found some leaders in blockchain who are making it accessible.
Check back at the end of each week for our Friday finds.
Here’s what we’re reading – April 6
- Read: 11 Beginner Tips for Learning Python Programming by Krishelle Hardson-Hurley for Real Python. This piece is relatable, helpful, and balances non-technical advice with useful Python examples. Bonus: it’s written by a former Hackbrighter!
- Read: Google promotes diversity in portrayals of computer scientists in Hollywood by Anabel Munoz and Jose Mayorquin for ABC7. Creating a diverse pipeline of talent starts way beyond the recruiting process. By working to ensure equal representation of women, people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, and veterans in mainstream media, Google’s C.S. in Media Team is hoping to provide inspiration and examples for viewers of all ages and backgrounds.
- Read: We are working hard to cultivate blockchain talent by Gabriela Motroc for JAXenter. Interested in learning more about blockchain? Achain is working to make it accessible to more developers by providing a fully open-source GitHub repository. Learn why.
- Listen: 5 Podcasts To Break Into Tech And Product by Hayley Leibson for Forbes. This roundup of up-and-coming podcasts for women and underrepresented people in tech is a great resource for those looking to break into the industry. Hear stories, advice, and interviews that can help take you become an innovater and build diversity in tech.
- Read: Bay Area tech is taking less action on improving diversity and inclusion this year, according to a new study by Alisha Green for San Francisco Business Times. Rocked by lawsuits, claims, and exposés, 2017 was a focus year for diversity and inclusion policies in tech. But that momentum seems to have dropped off in Q1 of 2018, according to a new study by Atlassian. Find out why.
- Read: DevOps, machine learning dominate technology opportunities this year by Joe McKendrick for Service Oriented. Looking for a job in the tech sector? AI is top of mind across the industry, but DevOps is growing at a staggering rate.
- Read: Women Teach Leaders Say Blockchain Can Help Close Tech’s Gender Gap In Asia by Casey Hynes for Forbes. The early days of any new technology strongly influence its legacy. Learn how a handful of female CEOs and tech leaders in Asia are working to ensure gender equality, inclusion, and strong female leadership in the blockchain space.
What are you reading, watching, and listening to? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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