GF classifieds (May and June 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!

3 thoughts on “GF classifieds (May and June 2014)

  1. Tim Chevalier

    If you use Scala, Clojure, Lisp, Haskell, ML, Erlang, or any functional language at your job (or anywhere that’s not in a university or research lab, essentially), consider submitting a talk to CUFP 2014 (Commercial Users of Functional Programming), co-located with ICFP in Gothenburg, Sweden. CUFP is an informal workshop “where people can see how others are using functional programming to solve real world problems; where practitioners meet and collaborate; where language designers and users can share ideas about the future of their favorite language; and where one can learn practical techniques and approaches for putting functional programming to work” (from the call for proposals). CUFP does not have proceedings, so you don’t have to submit a paper, only an abstract for a talk.

    I’m on the program committee for CUFP this year, and it’s important to us that the demographics of our speakers resemble the demographics of the community. We especially want to encourage first-time speakers and people from groups that are marginalized in the fields of programming languages and functional programming to submit talks. If you have any doubt about whether your potential talk is on-topic, please contact me – – to talk about it!

    More information.

  2. Tim Chevalier

    I don’t know anything about this company, but I’m just passing along the link:

    “A new company is forming and taking a different approach to hiring the first wave of programmers to learn this new language work in this Semantic Web company.

    We are keen to ensure that at least 1/2 of the first set of hires is women and a good portion are People of Color and several are from the LGBTQ community. Our intention is to have a truly diverse and inclusive workforce from the beginning and through this ground floor prioritization grow the community of programmers with a very different culture then the default one in much of tech today.” (Ruby on Rails / JSON / XML / HTML5 / semantic Web)

  3. jlstrecker

    You’re invited to participate in the>Diverse Inclusive Open Source Workshop 2014 — a gathering of people working toward intersectional social justice in open source communities. The workshop has both an in-person portion in Columbus, Ohio, USA and a website portion. It’s accepting a wide variety of works including short talks, videos, skits, essays, stories, songs, comic strips, and video games.

    The workshop hasn’t officially been announced yet. I’m opening it up to this community a few days in advance because I’d really appreciate your thoughts on how to make the workshop the most feminist it can be. Please either reply here or email

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