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looks familiar!
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Yep, this is off the end of a BART platform. :)
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[Even if you're not a college student, please reshare this if you know people who might be interested!]

Are you an LGBT college student who wants to work in the technology or business fields? If so, this is an awesome opportunity. I help organize the tech half of this program each year, and it's a really amazing experience.

Not only do you get a lot of useful content tailored specifically to both LGBT and workplace issues, you also get to attend a 2-day conference that brings together participants from a multitude of different schools for networking and learning. (Oh, and did I mention it's not expensive? We have a $50 acceptance fee that can be waived if you have an economic need... and we'll cover travel to the conference as well.)

Also, I want to state this up front: one of the reasons why I help to organize this conference is to make it emphatically friendly to minorities within the LGBT and tech spaces. That means that we're specifically looking to have a diverse set of attendees, and we do everything we can to support that - having a strong conference anti-harassment policy, putting attendee pronouns on badges, pushing for maximally diverse speaker panels, and so on.

So please, if you think this is something that interests you, apply! Making the conference diverse is a collaborative effort that we the organizers can't do all on our own - all we can do is make you, the students, want to apply.

First admissions deadline is 11:59 PM EST on April 28th, 2014.
Late admissions deadline is 11:59 PM EST on June 5th, 2014.

(I highly recommend applying for the first admissions deadline for the best chance of acceptance.)
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"research suggests that when parents praise effort rather than ability, children develop a stronger work ethic and become more motivated."
So 'everybody wins' helicopter parenting isn't necessarily bad.
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This is a really interesting and insightful writeup - even if you're not working in Go, it makes for an interesting read.
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Kids need better princess role models, and lots of them, in stories that they can read and re-read as they get older.  Enter +Princess Charming! +Josh Roby and Anna Kreidner have the whole series planned out — each princess’s story is planned for a picture book, a bedtime book, and an early reader book.

+Princess Charming is trying to build an enduring legacy of stories featuring princesses of color, princesses of different sizes, princesses who use swords and princesses who use words. Go back them right now at princesscharmingbooks.com .

Calling +Liz Fong-Jones , +Amber Yust , +Jennifer Evans , +Gretta Bartels , +Mary Johnstone , +Lauren Hannah-Murphy : Any support or signal-boosting you could give would be fantastic!
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http://tldrwikipedia.tumblr.com/ is surprisingly accurate sometimes.
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I would not be surprised if that were an exact quote from The Wealth Of Nations. I really need to read that sometime.
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The San Francisco Housing Crisis

If you've seen +Yonatan Zunger or +Andreas Schou's recent posts on the abandoned barns, or any of +Jeff Jarvis' (also the original poster of this piece) or +Carter Gibson's posts on the anti-gentrification movement in California, you might be surprised at how deep the problem goes.

This piece is very long (and has many, many links embedded within), but it explains how this isn't a Silicon Valley issue, nor is it isolated to California.  This is a shift that we're seeing throughout our country, and because of the tech boom, San Francisco is simiply among the most prolific examples of how poor city management coupled with a shift in demographics can lead to unfortunate clashes.

"We're looking at as much as 80% of the city that isn't naturally orientated to add to the housing stock.  Oh, and tech?  The industry is about 8% of San Francisco's workforce."

"Nevertheless, while tech is fueling San Francisco's current boom and has helped cut the city's unemployment rate by about half since 2010, this gentrification wave has been going on for decades longer than the word 'dot-com' has existed.  And it's happening all over the country."

"This is what urbanist Alan Ehrenhalt calls 'The Great Inversion,' a major shift where cities and suburbs have traded places over the last 30 to 40 years.  As people marry later and employment becomes more temporal, young adults and affluent retirees are moving into the urban core, while immigrants and the less affluent are moving out."

"This is a phenomenon that's happening in cities all over the United States.  It's happening in Seattle, Atlanta, New York City, Boston, and Washington DC."
The Santa Clara Valley was some of the most valuable agricultural land in the entire world, but it was paved over to create today's Silicon Valley. This was..
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This isn't an article is a book! As such I've bookmarked it for ongoing reading. It looks like he's done a GREAT job breaking this down and getting at a lot of research.
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    Software Engineer, Site Reliability Engineering, 2012 - present
  • Yelp, Inc.
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