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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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Some snakes are super light and can flatten their body to glide through the air.  The air used to be safe. Snakes don’t need planes anymore.  Also #LOLNOPE  
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haha, now we've just got to wait for them to evolve fully powered flight rather than just gliding. 

+DC Carr : are you sure about that? http://bearmageddon.com/comics/2012-10-03-p76.jpg
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Cold mornings got you down?  One cat just not enough to keep the chill at bay?  Worry no longer!  With our patented Dual Lapcat technology, now you too can be warm!
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Warning: dual lapcat requires two hands to operate, do not use dual lapcat if you suffer from over exposure to dawwww. =^.^==^.^=
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Some time-honored cat recipes:
Sink + cat = sinkcat
Box + cat = boxcat (in stealthmode!)
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Is it Caturday yet?
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I totally need to figure out something like this to do as a parent.
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The Elder Scrolls Online so far has been doing an extremely good job of not falling into stereotypes, both on the gender and LGBT front. In particular, I've been really happy about how the world is inclusive of all kinds of relationships without trying too hard to call attention to them.

#elderscrollsonline   #lgbt  
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Guess we don't need to go to the store quite yet - the pantry's still fully stocked with cats.

(Alternate caption: "the pantry is not a cat bed")
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I think you are mistaken - the pantry clearly is a cat bed.
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Turned in my badge, cleaned out my desk; last day of work at my current (well, now "former") job now over.  Now for a two-month hiatus to get my affairs in order before I start my ten-week intensive programming course/dev bootcamp and start looking for another one :)
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+Phil Miller they don't control the hiring process here, though - it's just "x% of your salary if you get hired within the first year, and you have to document your efforts to find work if you don't get a job." So as long as you pick at least one of the offers you get within a year, that particular issue doesn't rear its head.
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Where does your Geekdom come from? #Comics, Books, TV, Video Games, Tabletop or Card-lovin' goodness? We want to know your roots, so tell us in the comments! 
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