Learning in Both Directions

Last weekend, 30 people from a broad range of grassroots groups that are trying to increase diversity in tech got together in Boulder to compare experiences and swap best practices. The home page for the meeting has some background, but this storify does a better job of capturing the excitement.

I hope this will help start a conversation that's long overdue. Too many people in tech speak and act as if knowledge only needs to flow one way — as if everyone who can't program should just show up and learn. The truth is, social change is a skill too, one that's at least as difficult to master as Javascript but a lot more important. If people in tech really want to change the world, we need to listen to people who know how to organize, find allies, and get Big Dumb Organizations to change. Because if we don't do that, all the Javascript in the world isn't going to matter one damn bit.

In the wake of posts about Shopify's support for white nationalists and DataCamp's attempts to cover up sexual harassment
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