A Blogger’s Guide To Linking For Accessibility

Featured Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash Note: Every link in this post goes to the same place: WebAIM’s guide to accessible hyperlinks. I’m using this link as an example for demonstrating accessible and inaccessible linking styles. Let’s Talk About Links In Blog Posts There’s a particular style of linking common in blog posts that seems to date from the early days of the blog-o-sphere, in which bloggers embed a series of links in the body of their blogRead more

Accountability, Equity, and Flat Teams in Tech

Building and maintaining healthy teams is real work that takes time and effort–especially if you’re trying to organize people to get something done. Doing that work within a flat or “leaderless” team can be rewarding–but the work of managing doesn’t disappear if you decide not to have managers.Read more

How “Good Intent” Undermines Diversity and Inclusion

Telling people to “assume good intent” is a sign that if they come to you with a concern, you will minimize their feelings, police their reactions, and question their perceptions. It tells marginalized people that you don’t see codes of conduct as tools to address systemic discrimination, but as tools to manage personal conflicts without taking power differences into account.Read more

Fundraising, Activism, and Who Gets Paid

When you’re interested in donating money to help improve conditions for women in tech, you need to be aware that clueless and unscrupulous people will take advantage of your good intentions to line their own pockets. Before you donate, assess projects with a critical eye. What is the project runner’s track record? What’s their angle? Who are they centering? Who’s getting paid?Read more