Wtf. LibreOffice swallowed all of my RAM, forcing a reboot, and now X is crashing when I log in. This may mean my 2pm stream will be delayed. Or may be "Liz fights with Linux on the Desktop", casted from not my desktop.
I guess I'm upgrading to Bionic first rather than trying to debug the problem.
Actually wait I know what changed: chrome-remote-desktop was upgraded since my last successful reboot. I wonder if purging it will fix the problem... Yup, it does. And I didn't even have to upgrade to Bionic.
To give a picture of how awful it is at big tech companies in the US for minorities:
I spend at least an hour out of EVERY SINGLE DAY providing 1:1 "mentorship" (aka therapy) to peers or participating in informal group therapy with other minorities to avoid flipping tables...
Can I put any of this on my perf review? Probably not, aside from "mentored NN engineers." Even if I save xx% from ragequitting or hostile situations.
Ask any other senior woman of color how much emotional labor she does, and how little it's rewarded. You'll get similar answers.
Why is this not rewardable? Because the impact is so !#@$ diffuse. The people I support and mentor aren't in my org (or even necessarily in my company), they're scattered all over the world, and their situations are too sensitive to document in writing to strangers.
Next up is Jasmin Rubinovitz from Fake Love (owned by the NYT), which does creative storytelling and experiential art/advertising projects. #WSC2018Conf
The goal is literally to create "fake love" for a brand or company by giving people temporary experiences. e.g. treadmill VR, applying Instagram-like filters by shaking a phone in water... #WSC2018Conf
She got into this by doing both art school and computer science because she wanted to do a fusion of both. #WSC2018Conf
Final talk of the day at #WSC2018Conf: @hilarysk on the hidden history women and enbies in computing. "We've always been here."
@hilarysk First of all, why does diversity matter? (1) the bottom line -- 35% more likely to outperform the market if more diverse [ed: as per data also cited by the @ZevinAssetMgmt proposal as well] (2) Better software that meets user needs (3) Equity/equality. #WSC2018Conf
How did programming go from clerical to cool? Originally the (human) computers at NASA were hired by attractiveness, because presumption it was secretarial/data entry work. #WSC2018Conf
Over in the Explorations/Passion track of #WSC2018Conf for the rest of today, starting with @SpeechlessShow and my colleagues from Google DevRel's video studio on audience-building on YouTube. It's going to be an interactive workshop, so there may only be scattered snippets.
@simpsoka She leads part of the product management & UX org at Github. But her spare time hobby is making things. She wanted to not just make things with computers, but also with her hands. [and combining textiles and computers] #WSC2018Conf
"The electroknit 9000" allows turning images into lower resolution images and printing them on your knitting machine. #WSC2018Conf
@MariannMicsinai There are so many misconceptions, but fundamentally data science is the intersection of coding skills, math/statistics, and practical subject matter expertise. [ed: reminder to not use "you guys"; use gender neutral collective forms of address] #WSC2018Conf
She learned to communicate about data by presenting about economic damages to juries as a legal analyst, then moved to Wall Street. #WSC2018Conf