GF classifieds (October, November, and December 2014)

This is another round of Geek feminism classifieds – now quarterly! 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!

6 thoughts on “GF classifieds (October, November, and December 2014)

  1. Rachel Vincent

    Hi everyone! I want to encourage anyone here who is interested in developing themselves as computer programmers to apply to Hacker School.

    Hacker School is a NYC based 12-week writer’s retreat for programmers. We’re committed to improving the gender balance of the tech industry and maintaining an inclusive, safe environment for everyone. While we’re proud that 35% of Hacker School alumni and current batches are women, we’re pushing to reach our goal of 50% by next year. We’re language agnostic and are currently accepting applications for our next four batches.

    Hacker School is free for everyone, and we offer need-based grants of $500 to $7,000 to anyone from a group that is underrepresented in programming who is accepted– this includes women, black people, Latin@s, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders. We also have several fantastic residents confirmed for our upcoming batches, including Jean Yang and Matt Might. We were lucky enough to have Leigh Honeywell as a resident last month :)

    Feel free to check out our FAQ and manual for more about us. You can e-mail us at with any questions you might have, or ask them here and I’ll answer!

  2. Deborah Kaplan

    Safari Books Online is hiring software developers, IT folk, and business intelligence. While most of the posted jobs have locations (Boston, MA, United States; Sebastopol, CA, United States; or Nationwide, United States), I wouldn’t let stated region put you off applying. While I am just a dev and do NOT speak for my employer, I will state that we have a substantial percentage of our team remote, including some non-US, and would be unlikely to let geography prevent us from making a good hire.

    I will also point to our VP of Engineering.

    1. Divya Govil


      HP Cloud is introducing a Scholarship program for women students enrolled full time in an information systems or computer science (or equivalent).

      HP will award four $10k scholarships to the schools/universities of the chosen applicants. Each applicant will need to submit an application. The chosen applicants may also participate in an optional internship with HP at some point in the future. Current leaders in OpenStack will be the mentors and help scholarship recipients to work through OpenStack projects in the next semester. Any IP written using Openstack submitted by the student, will be owned by the Openstack Community which then HP (and other Companies) can avail / benefit of.

      Action requested:
      Please encourage students to complete applications via


  3. J. Karlsson

    The Overview Project ( is looking for a developer to help us do citation analysis and visualizations based on millions of online syllabi. We are interested in what is being taught in each subject and how this changes over time. We are working with the Open Syllabus Project ( to make the analysis freely available to other researchers.

    We are looking for developers with visualization, natural language processing, digital humanities or data journalism experience. Overview is an written in CoffeeScript and Scala, but most of the data pre-processing can be done in whatever language works for you.

    This is a six-month contract position to begin with. We hope to extend that, and we’d be especially excited to find someone who wants to grow into a larger role within our small team. We’re a distributed team based out of NYC, remote friendly, with flexible hours.

    For more details and contact information, please see

  4. Emily Q

    MINDBODY ( is hiring many, many technical positions and would love to have more diversity among them! We are currently hiring: Software Engineers (C#.NET), Front End Engineers (HTML/CSS/JavaScript/JQuery), UX Designers, QA Testers, a Content Editor (SaaS/mobile products), Product Managers (APIs/Mobile/SaaS), Systems Administrator (Microsoft), Infrastructure Administrator (Microsoft/VMware), Network Ops Specialist (Cisco/F5/PAN), and a Director of IT Business Systems (Salesforce/NetSuite/Sharepoint)! These are all full-time, salaried positions.

    We are located in sunny San Luis Obispo, California and will help with relocation if you’re already in the US! If you aren’t familiar with us, we develop, host, and sell business management software for the health, wellness and beauty industries. We help small yoga, hair, massage, chiro, gym, fitness, dance (etc) owners run their businesses smoothly. About 25% of our team members in IT/Eng and Product Development use female pronouns. We would love to push that number up even closer to 50%!

    Read more and apply at:

    *Disclaimer: I’m the Technical Recruiter for MINDBODY and a co-founder of our women-in-technology employee resource group, Women in Software & Engineering (WISE).

  5. brainwane

    The Ada Initiative, a growing and financially healthy nonprofit concentrating on intersectional feminism in open culture and open technology, is seeking a new executive director. As a Geek Feminism reader you understand the importance of this topic, and you may well be the key to TAI’s continued future success. Please apply! The position is
    full-time salaried, in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Salary is USD$120K – $160K/year. The Ada Initiative will pay reasonable relocation expenses, as negotiated, but cannot sponsor visas.

    And if you know someone who can take our work for women in open tech and culture to the next level, please forward this to them, or tell us about them via! We’re open to candidates of all genders and of a variety of backgrounds and experience levels, from highly experienced career executives to people with limited formal management experience but a great deal of experience with open tech/culture communities and/or feminist activism.

    Please spread the word. And if you’re wondering whether you’re a fit, reach out to with a short introduction and your résumé (any format, linked or attached), and you’ll get a reply within 2 weeks. Which is to say: go ahead and apply. :)

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