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GF classifieds (October 2013 to March 2014)

This is another round of Geek feminism classifieds. If you’re looking to hire women, find some people to participate in your study, find female speakers, or just want some like-minded folk to join your open source project, this is the thread for you!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Geeky subjects only. We take a wide view of geekdom, but if your thing isn’t related to an obviously geeky topic, you’ll probably want to give a bit of background on why the readers of Geek Feminism would be interested.
  2. Explain what your project/event/thing is, or link to a webpage that provides clear, informative information about it. Ideally you’ll also explain why geek women might find it particularly awesome.
  3. Explain what you’re looking for. Even if it’s not a job ad, think of it like one: what is the activity/role in question, and what would it involve? What is the profile of people you’re looking for?
  4. GF has international readership, so please be sure to indicate the location if you’re advertising a job position, conference, or other thing where the location matters. Remember that city acronyms aren’t always known world-wide and lots of cities share names, so be as clear as possible! (That is, don’t say “SF[O]” or “NYC” or “Melb”, say “San Francisco, USA”, “New York City, USA” or “Melbourne, Australia”.) And if you can provide travel/relocation assistance, we’d love to know about it.
  5. Keep it legal. Most jurisdictions do not allow you to (eg.) advertise jobs for only people of a given gender. So don’t do that. If you are advertising for something that falls into this category, think of this as an opportunity to boost the signal to women who might be interested.
  6. If you’re asking for participants in a study, please note Mary’s helpful guide to soliciting research participation on the ‘net, especially the “bare minimum” section.
  7. Provide a way for people to contact you, such as your email address or a link to apply in the case of job advertisements. (The email addresses entered in the comment form here are not public, so readers won’t see them.)
  8. Keep an eye on comments here, in case people ask for clarification or more details. (You can subscribe to comments via email or RSS.)

If you’d like some more background/tips on how to reach out to women for your project/event/whatever, take a look at Recruiting women on the Geek Feminism Wiki.)

Good luck!

13 thoughts on “GF classifieds (October 2013 to March 2014)

  1. Shoe

    My employer has a number of tech job openings. Would it be appropriate and desirable to post a link to their job listings’ header page in this forum? I am not a recruiter or spokesperson for the company and I don’t have any personal stake; This would not be “Reply to me” this would be “I happen to know of some job openings.” Are readers interested in that kind of thing?

    What about a step removed from that even? As in “I came across these job listings and I have no additional connection whatsoever, but I’m passing them on in case anyone else is interested”?

    1. Tim Chevalier

      I think it would be appropriate if you think your employer is better than average about being welcoming to women / other groups who are marginalized within tech. Same goes for other job listings if you happen to know something about the companies in question.

      I’m a moderator, but this is not the official moderator opinion, just what I think would be reasonable.

    2. Mary Post author

      These posts currently aren’t overwhelmed with traffic, so at the moment I am generally in favour of more comments rather than less. Tim is right though, as regards sticking to advertising employers/communities/opportunities that you have some reason to believe welcome and support women.

  2. Chris

    We’re hiring lots of different positions all over the country, particularly in New York City (Brooklyn):

    We’ve got openings for developers, project managers, and IT folks. The company as a whole is pretty diverse, but we could definitely do better in IT, and our new IT director is interested in finding ways to hire more women. (We’re located in the same building as Etsy, so it’s a bit of a sore spot that we’re not better about recruiting and hiring women.)

    Limited relocation assistance is available.

    I’m not a recruiter, just a sysadmin, but I’m happy to answer any questions.

  3. Allison

    Hey all, I work for Mobiquity – we’re a mobile services company with offices all over the United States. We provide mobile solutions to big-name clients like Panera and CVS. We’ve grown pretty rapidly in our first two years, with little signs of slowing down.

    Right now, we’re hiring for a class of Android developers for our OnRamp program down in Gainesville, Florida, where we take recent grads with the basic skills for mobile development and give them a little extra training to get them ready for the exciting field of mobile development. To be considered, you need a familiarity with object-oriented programming (preferably Java here), a passion for mobile technology and a desire to learn. Previous experience with Android in school projects, internships, or as a personal hobby is definitely a plus.

    We’ll be hiring for a class of web developers very soon. Same deal, looking for people with basic web development skills – HTML, CSS, Javascript, etc. and willing to learn more.

    We’re also looking for architects in Boston, NYC, San Francisco, and Atlanta. In each location we want mobile architects with a good deal of mobile experience under their belt; can be mobile architects or senior developers looking to move into the architect role. We also need senior systems architects; no mobile experience required but we do want people with a background in consulting/services architecting enterprise-level applications.

    We do offer visa assistance and relocation.

    If any of those jobs are relevant to your interest, or you’d like to know about some of our other great opportunities, shoot me an e-mail at or visit our website at

    Our recruiting team is committed to making this company as diverse and inclusive as possible. I’m posting here because GeekFeminism is one of my favorite go-to sites for learning more about diversity in the tech world and geek culture, and I’d love to see some fellow GF readers on our team!

  4. Elecia

    I’m looking for more women to be on my podcast, Making Embedded Systems on It is a show about gadgets: making them, using them, liking them, and wanting different ones.

    If you’ve got an idea for future gadget or want to enthuse on your current love, please let me know. If you make gadgets or work for a company that makes them, I want to hear. And if you make something that goes into devices (chips, sensors, boards, etc.), let’s chat about how we can make a show.

    Whether you are a hacker with an idea, a professional engineer with a product, a manager with a theory, or a parent who wants advice on interesting their kids in robotics, software, or engineering, I bet we can make a neat show. I’m not saying the bar is low, just that most people have something they are excited about. And I want to hear because I love talking to excited people, especially about gadgets.

    Email with a hello and an idea. I’ll give you the information about how we do it (the whole process takes about 1.5-2 hours of your time and most people say they’d be happy to come back and do it again). Location is not critical: I’m in San Jose, CA, USA, if you are nearby, then we can record in studio, otherwise Skype.

  5. Tim Chevalier

    From my alma mater:
    Wellesley College
    Computer Science
    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

    Wellesley College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Computer Science, starting in the fall of 2014. The Computer Science Department is strongly committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship, and to providing students with the best possible research experiences. This position has a teaching load of two courses per semester, with the opportunity to develop new courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. PhD. preferred (ABD considered) in Computer Science or a related discipline. Strong candidates in any area of specialty will be considered. We especially encourage applicants in the fields of systems, software engineering, and artificial intelligence. Information about the department can be found at

    Applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae at The names/email addresses of three references are requested. (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.) Applications should also include a statement about teaching experience and interests, and a statement about research accomplishments and plans for the future. Applications will be reviewed starting January 3, 2013. If there are difficulties submitting online, please contact for assistance. Questions about the position should be directed to Ellen Hildreth at

    Wellesley College is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. We are dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty, and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented minorities and women.

  6. Amanda

    Hey there, I’m a blog editor looking for writers and artists who are interested in writing on geek culture intersectionality with themes relating to feminism, identity, LGBTQ, etc. Alternatively, if you have a project you think aligns with these ideals, I’d love to interview you!

    It’s currently an unpaid opportunity, but you get a byline plus linkage to your social media/blog/project. You can take a peek at the blog here. We’re all-inclusive and would love to hear from people all around the globe. If you have an idea you’d like to turn into an article, essay, or short work of fiction, e-mail me at and I’d be happy to work with you.

  7. David Parry

    Our University is hiring two positions.

    Assistant Professor of Digital Media
    Saint Joseph’s University

    Full Job Ad Below:

    Assistant Professor of Communication and Digital Media

    The Communications Department at Saint Joseph’s University is seeking to hire two faculty members at the assistant level. Communication is a program that focuses both on critical engagement and creative production of digital media. We are looking to hire individuals who can contribute both teaching and scholarship to this growing degree program.

    We seek colleagues whose focus is on Digital Media but who may come from a diverse range of disciplines including humanities, social sciences, and art. We are particularly interested in faculty whose focus includes global media & diversity, digital design & aesthetics, digital video, network analysis, or digital narratives & design. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate not only a critical perspective on digital media but a desire to engage in content production as well. A strong commitment to teaching as well as a desire to teach introductory and advanced courses in the major is required. MFA or Phd required by time of appointment.

    All materials should be submitted by November 21, 2013 for consideration. Any questions about the positions can be sent to David Parry, Search Committee Chair, Communication Studies (

    Located in Philadelphia, Saint Joseph’s University is a private, Catholic, Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and to make a positive contribution to that mission. Saint Joseph’s University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that seeks to recruit, develop, and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Qualified women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    AA/EOE M/F/D/V

    These hires are pending budget approval.

    To Apply:

    Visit the official posting on the Saint Joseph’s University Website and click on “Tenure Track Faculty.”

  8. stef

    30C3: 30th Chaos Communication Congress
    December 27th to 30th, 2013
    CCH Congress Center Hamburg, Germany, Earth, Milky Way

    there will be a QueerFeminist Assembly! o/
    (an assembly is a space shared by a community/project/whatever, so basically some awesomeness materialized in physical space)

    No, wait, there won’t be.
    Unless! We/You want it to be.

    So if you are interested please register in the 30c3 wiki, add yourself to the assembly and contribute:

    And please spreeeeaaaad the message! Thanks. :)

  9. Mx Matienzo

    Technology Specialist, Digital Public Library of America (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

    The Digital Public Library of America seeks a Technology Specialist to join its growing team and to further DPLA’s mission to bring together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and make them freely available to all. A belief in this mission and the drive to accomplish it over time in a collaborative spirit both within and beyond the organization is essential.

    The Technology Specialist will:

    • Work as flexible member of a small team.
    • Report to the Director for Technology, working to design, develop, test, integrate, support, and document user-facing applications and back-end systems.
    • Support the philosophy of open source, shared, and community-built tools, scripts, and technologies.
    • Be conversant and comfortable with digital library technologies and engage cultural heritage communities and consortial efforts.
    • Support content management policies, process, and workflows, and contribute to the development of new ones.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of, and experience with, web application and software development and data modeling.
    • Collaborate with stakeholders to contribute to strategic and tactical planning and implementation of content stewardship applications and technologies.
    • Maintain knowledge of emerging technologies to support the DPLA’s evolving services.
    • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


    • Experience working in the context of a software development methodology.
    • Experience with standard software and web application development tools and programming languages and technologies, including JavaScript, Python, JSON, and Ruby on Rails.
    • Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team environment and the ability to interact well with stakeholders.
    • Knowledge of Semantic Web and linked data concepts and technologies.
    • Knowledge of library practices and data formats, including XML, OAI-PMH, MODS, MARC, and Dublin Core.
    • Ability to administer PHP/MySQL applications such as WordPress and Omeka.
    • Considerable knowledge of the methods and tools used in electronic data processing.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.


    • Demonstrated desire to learn new toolsets and programming languages.
    • Working knowledge of version control systems.

    Like its collection, the DPLA is strongly committed to diversity in all of its forms. We provide a full set of benefits, including health care, life and disability insurance, and a retirement account. Starting salary is commensurate with experience.

    The DPLA’s central office is in the Boston Public Library, in Copley Square in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. The Technology Specialists will be located in the Boston area.

    Please send a letter of interest, a resume/CV, and contact information for three references to Questions about the position may also be directed to that address.

    About the DPLA

    The Digital Public Library of America strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. Since launching in April 2013, it has aggregated over 5.5 million items from over 1,100 institutions. The DPLA is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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