One of the unfortunate truths (for now) about the industry is that the ideals of tech are marred by the fact that women don't have equal participation or voice. Code Babes doesn't help this picture at all. Read more [...]
This past week I’ve been confronted by the idea of the visibility of women in technology – or rather, the realization of a certain level of invisibility. Today is Ada Lovelace Day – she is attributed for conceptualizing the first computer program…in the mid-1800s. Fast forward to this past week, while watching the live streaming of AdobeMAX, I noted the following on Twitter: I think this might be the first time I've seen a woman (Emmy Huang) as a featured presenter at a major tech Read more [...]
As I sit here engrossed in the twitter feed of #FlightVSBike, following the LAStreetsBlog tracker, and completely ignoring most of what I planned to do this morning, I write this trying to understand for myself what the appeal of this adventure is centered in and on. I think it is partly because there's something about it that is inherently new - that we've come to a time in our technological advancements that we have such a variety of transportation options across different terrains. So then, Read more [...]
I kind of hesitated writing "efficient" and "facebook" next to each other, but there are a few changes to facebook I have liked (and I'm kind tired of being a 'negative nancy' - where does that phrase come from? all the nancy's i know aren't negative - 'cause I'm generally pretty chipper). The thing that striked me recently that I liked was when I created an event listing.
When I finished creating an event. The process of creating the event itself is quite annoying. As I do Read more [...]
Now added to my "Inefficient" Web Commentary* series is Facebook. Facebook recently underwent a design change that caused quite the uproar with its users (not that it stops them from using the service, but like the current theme, we do somehow seem okay with living life with a marginal amount of dysfunction and a healthy dose of hope - or ability to complain). In any case, this series will just be about things I think would make Facebook work more efficiently. We will start with something Read more [...]