2014年2月3日月曜日

One Web For All hackathon #owfa

I joined One Web For All hackathon this weekend.

Unlike the normal hackathons, One Web For All hackathon's activity is not just to code, but to put together a series of resources that address and counter many systemic issues people are facing every day, such as exclusive work cultures, hostile online communities, and more. These resources will support anyone interested in working towards a better, more inclusive world.

One Web For All is a new grassroots, non-profit organization helping businesses and individuals learn more about creating welcoming, inclusive cultures.

One Web for All hackathon

Projects that attendees worked on are as follows:

Callback Women

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Callback women is an initiative to increase diversity at tech conferences, and inspiring women to speak. During this hackathon, they analyzed data of call for proposals at tech conferences.

They were only able to collect from 38 conferences since gathering those information was hard, but findings from those data includes:

-39% had code of conduct. They realized Ada Initiative's code of conduct was used as a template and 67% was using it. Some are using their own original ones, but probably better to use the one that already works.

One Web For All Hackathon

-Not only speaking opportunities, but workshops and tutorials might pay you as well.

One Web For All Hackathon

-Anonymizing 1st round of evaluation is very crucial in making diversity in speakers.
-In some of the conferences, proposers of sessions get discounts, even if you don't get to be the speaker, so start posting proposals to speak!
-Some of the things for organizers to think about - who books/pays for travel? Booking is burden for speakers.. Speaker support- organizers should make sure that you support the speakers, especially for first time speakers.
-Conferences that provide child care is rare.
-Some conference offer diversity scholarship.

One Web For All Hackathon

A Guide to Class Mobility

Everyone knows the value of learning how to code, but there is a huge gap between not knowing how to program at all, to going over Python the Hard Way, to being paid for building apps. Especially for people coming from low income and don’t have resources to devote to starting a new career, it is hard. A guide to class mobility is a comprehensive guide for getting people from “just learned high school math” to “paid programmer”. 

Website: http://lynnco.github.io/AGuideToClassMobility/

The topic covers how to get internship, why you should learn Python, etc.

One Web For All Hackathon

One Web For All Hackathon

Publisher Ethics Guidelines

Publisher Ethics Guidelines is a set of guidelines for publishers and writers. It includes tips for the writers to write about diversity, ethics guidelines, style guidelines, social justice101, making web apps accessible, etc. It is on Google Docs now... will probably land on a website in the future.

One Web For All Hackathon

Flaminga

Website: flamin.ga

Have you ever been annoyed by trolls, spams or stalkers? Flaminga is a troll-proof Twitter client for Twitter users that combats harassment and known hostile behaviors.

You can filter out new accounts based on when this account was created, since there are lots of spam accounts that is mass-produced by spammers.

One Web For All Hackathon

Yay! Filtered mentions with less spams :)

One Web For All Hackathon

One Web For All Hackathon

Solidarity Mark

This is a project to raise awareness of a cause by changing avatar of social media, doing Avatar Activism. 

Ex) Do you think gender is binary? When you see that question on Solidarity Mark, the reply is not binary, and there is a slider that users can shift, so that the users can start thinking about this problem. Then, they will get Facebook avatars geared to specific cause.

One Web For All Hackathon

One Web For All Hackathon

Moving GeekFeminism website to Wordpress

Website: http://geekfeminism.org/
Moved to Wordpress, with better UI, design, etc.



Gather Ye Links - is a link app for the geek feminism blog.

One Web For All Hackathon

Refuge Restrooms

Website: http://www.refugerestrooms.org/

There is a website that points to gender neutral restrooms, such as Safe2pee.org. However, you could not search, you could not see them on a map, etc. The presenter worked on something similar during other hackathon, but it was with Javascript and Python which she is not familiar with, so she created this new Refuge Restroom site on Ruby on Rails during this hackathon. You can search by address, you can see them on map, you can filter them, etc.

One Web For All Hackathon

One Web For All Hackathon

One Web For All Hackathon

onewebforall.meteor.com

A service for communities to share, aggregate and vote on links amongst their community effectively.

Website: http://onewebforall.meteor.com/

One Web For All Hackathon

One Web For All Hackathon

Anita's Quilt

Anita's Quilt is a site that is a collection of stories from the Anita Borg Institute Community to inspire people.

One Web For All Hackathon

One Web For All Hackathon

Webrates.org

Website: http://zaach.github.io/webrates/

One of the things that makes freelancers' life difficult is lack of transparency in rates of the services. Webrates is a website that enables freelancers to share their hourly rate, so that they can find out appropriate rates, and help making freelancer rates more transparent.

One Web For All Hackathon

One Web For All Hackathon

One Web For All Hackathon

Project list can be seen here:

Flaminga, a Troll-Proof Twitter Client
A Guide to Class Mobility
Publisher Ethics Guidelines
Avatar Activism: Solidarity Mark
Data-Vis/Infographics
Surveys for Social Change
Setting The Record Straight
Always Crashing: Debunking Faulty Arguments
A Glossary for Diversity
Citation Needed Provided
Video Interviews
Gathering resources for diversity in tech
Books people should read
Lists of videos for employees to watch

Registration

This was at the registration. Since not everyone is physically born with the gender that they prefer to be referred to (him or her), at this hackathon you write your preferred pronoun (how you want to be referred as) on the name tag. This was the first time I saw this at tech conferences or hackathon.

One Web for All hackathon

Photos:

Venue was at New Relic office- very spacey and colorful.

One Web for All hackathon

One Web for All hackathon

Lots of colorful post-its :)

One Web for All hackathon

Thanks to the organizers of this event!

One Web For All Hackathon

One Web For All Hackathon

Some tweets:

It was interesting to hear the inspiration for this hackathon was from another hackathon that one of the organizers joined- it was very competitive and stressful for her. This hackathon was really different from ordinary hackathons in many aspects, and I learned a lot!





Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, and do not reflect those of my employer. -Fumi Yamazaki