Sumana Harihareswara firstname.lastname@example.org
Astoria, United States
Founder of Changeset Consulting. Wife, FLOSS geek, feminist, manager of people & projects, programmer, fanvidder. Recurse Center alumna. She/her. Married to @leonardr.
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Thrilled to be improving HTTPS Everywhere's https://www.eff.org/https-everywhere project workflow for developers & maintainers over the next few months, working with @wonderchook via @Cascadia_TM
- livestream telethon http://cassini.shoutca.st/start/recompiler/ for https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/961164339/the-recompiler-year-3/ - check it out! I am a guest on there right now! #recompilerlive
- RT Nicholas Bergson-Shilcock @nicholasbs 22h22 hours agoIf you've wanted to participate in RC and become part of the community, but can't take six or 12 weeks off from work, this is your opportunity: https://www.recurse.com/blog/121-come-to-rc-for-a-one-week-retreat …
- Video of "Code Review, Forwards & Back" by @jasonaowen & me, at @PyGotham 2017, is up: http://pyvideo.org/pygotham-2017/code-review-forwards-and-back.html
- RT PyCon @pycon Nov 7Registration is now open, with early bird pricing for the first 800 tickets sold! Prepare for another sellout! https://pycon.blogspot.com/2017/11/pycon-2018-registration-is-now-open.html …
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3FSYXdoISw and https://twitter.com/WillDrabold/status/928089450600529921 Danica Roem elected to Virginia House of Delegates
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- Open source chat: "Both a cloud-hosted Zulip, and support for on-premise installs, are now commercially available" https://blog.zulip.org/2017/10/25/zulip-server-1-7-released/
- RT ViableParadise @ViableParadiseNew and exciting! The Viable Paradise scholarship for writers of color. https://viableparadise.com/viable-paradise-announces-writers-color-scholarship/ … Applications for 2018 open January 1.
- today in the US we have the 1st of the crowded season of holidays taking us into the spring: Halloween, Thanksgiving, ["the holidays"], New Year's, Valentine's Day.
Fear/horror, gratitude, tradition/family, hope, romantic love.
Halloween and Valentine's Day bookend this season; they are candy holidays of gesture, with eros and thanatos a hairswidth apart.
http://tragedyseries.tumblr.com/post/33449638036 My best wishes to you all today; may your inner demons find a safe way to frolic.
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- https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/24/nyregion/showing-the-algorithms-behind-new-york-city-services.htm... NYC's considering a first-of-its-kind transparency bill, and I think it's in danger from corporate interests
https://nyc.councilmatic.org/legislation/int-1696-2017/ city agencies using automated processes (algorithms) to decide to benefit/punish you must publish the code
Sometimes these processes are hella biased https://www.propublica.org/article/machine-bias-risk-assessments-in-criminal-sentencing/ http://bds.org/bds-testifies-before-the-nyc-council-committee-on-technology-on-algorithm-transparenc...
https://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/testimony-int-1696-relating-disclosure-source-code-agencies-e... https://beta.nyc/2017/10/16/testimony-for-intro-1696-2017-open-algorithms-bill/ https://www.nyclu.org/en/publications/nyclu-testimony-nyc-council-committee-technology-re-automated-... the NYC ACLU, other NGOs, & local technologists are for it
https://civichall.org/civicist/hearing-algorithmic-transparency-reveals-rift-nyc-tech-community/ some of NYC's IT, & a trade group of software companies, are against it. Some companies profit from proprietary data
https://council.nyc.gov/districts/ if you're in NYC, email your councilmember to ask them to cosponsor & support Bill 1696
https://council.nyc.gov/james-vacca/ maybe also email Councilmember Vacca, tell him: keep the bill strong, follow advice from @BetaNYC & @juliapowles
Outside NYC? Your town/region could consider a similar bill. IT procurement & all might sound boring but the impact could be huge
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- RT PyCon @pyconWe've launched our Financial Aid program! Check out https://pycon.blogspot.com/2017/10/pycon-opens-financial-aid-applications.html … —we strive to make PyCon affordable and have a budget to help!