GF classifieds (January, February, and March 2015)

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!

5 thoughts on “GF classifieds (January, February, and March 2015)

  1. hashoctothorpe

    The Seattle Attic Community Workshop is a feminist makerspace in Seattle, WA, USA, and we’re looking for new members!

    The Attic is a place where people of any gender gather to learn and create. We are a feminist and woman-centered community that actively welcomes participants of all racial and cultural backgrounds and levels of ability. We have programmers, artists, weavers, knitters, budding roboticists, readers and writers, carpenters, and scientists of many genders–we value traditionally feminine and traditionally masculine disciplines, no matter who’s doing them.

    * All events organized by the Attic or hosted at the Attic are covered by our Code of Conduct:
    * We specifically aim to empower women (cis and trans) to lead and speak, and we value mutual support and safety for experienced leaders as well as those still learning.
    * We’ve made a clean, beautiful space with sliding scale fees, ample public transit, and tools, raw materials, and reference books all ready to use. (Unfortunately, our space is not currently wheelchair accessible, though we were told it would be when we signed the lease.)
    * We host events where you can work next to other members, get un-blocked together, and talk with fascinating people: book clubs, sewing classes, cross-stitch, security capture-the-flag competitions, open source hack days, and more!
    * Members have 24/7 access to the physical space as well as our online community and collaborative tools.

    We have open houses every Tuesday from 6:39-9pm at 114 Alasan Way S on the second floor. There will be instructions on the door for a number to call to be let in the building.

    In January, we’ll be showing the documentary “Gaming in Color” ( ) and going to see “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” in the theater ( ), as well as our recurring weekly and monthly events. Events on our Meetup ( ) or calendar ( ) are open to the public and all are welcome.

    If you like what you’ve read here, get in touch at or @seattle_attic, or come visit! We can’t wait to meet you!

  2. Tim Chevalier

    Heroku is a software company that is changing the way Web developers deploy apps. Two current Geek Feminism contributors work for Heroku, myself and Leigh Honeywell — in addition, Matt Zimmerman, who is Heroku’s VP of Engineering, is a former Geek Feminism contributor.

    Heroku currently has several positions open, including:

    • an API engineer with experience with databases and a dynamic programming language
    • a telemetry engineer with understanding of Linux and the JVM
    • a web developer who cares about user experience and has knowledge of JavaScript and Ruby on Rails
    • an engineering manager with a strong technical background

    A number of positions in marketing, sales, and support are also available.

    Heroku takes support for remote work seriously; for most positions, working remotely from anywhere in North/South/Central America or a similar timezone is an option. For those who prefer an office environment, working from an office in either San Francisco or Vancouver, BC is also an option. As a business unit of, Heroku has excellent benefits (including trans-inclusive health care).

    See the jobs page and apply therein — I also encourage anyone who applies as a result of this comment to email me (work address: tjc at so I can make sure your resume gets to the top of the pile.

  3. Jenny Schweers

    Dimagi is looking for software engineers, technical project managers, and field managers. We have offices in Boston, USA; Cape Town, South Africa; Delhi, India; and Dakar, Senegal. For some roles (including engineering) we’re open to remote work from wherever in the world you happen to be.

    Dimagi is a social enterprise that develops and deploys open source health and logistics systems primarily for underserved communities in developing countries. We’re a benefit corporation, meaning the company is obliged to prioritize impact on society and the environment as well as on shareholders.

    We’re looking for talented programmers who want to generalize across the stack, or specialize in one area of our mobile (Android), web (Python, Django, CouchDB, Postgres), and front-end (KnockoutJS) platforms.

    This page has more about the company and specific job descriptions:

    Also feel free to contact me to chat (first initial, lastname at; I’m an engineer on the mobile team.

  4. Andy Wingo

    Igalia is a Spanish software company that is looking for a systems administrator. The position requires on-site work in A Coruña, Spain, though some remote work is possible.

    Igalia is about 12 years old, some 40 people or so, and mostly does consulting and contract work around free and open-source software projects. The bulk of our work these days is around Blink, WebKit, and other browser engines. Though technically formulated as a corporation, Igalia is a cooperative in practice, with about 35 of our 40 current employees being equal co-owners of the business. We try to reach agreement by consensus among people affected by a decision, at times falling back to voting for less important issues.

    We do have a couple of remote-friendly positions opening soon, but this one is quite local. Though the company is Spanish in origin, it’s quite international now, with Igalians in the US, Korea, Vietnam, Spain, France, Finland, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and so on. The upshot is that English is the language we use in the company, and so anyone able to relocate to Galicia would be welcome, whether they speak Spanish (or Galician!) or not.

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