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Who on the west coast near Seattle knows of open Python developer positions?

NEED HELP ASAP!!!!!!

Asking for a friend.

Signal boosts appreciated

Fosstodon.org is an instance focused on free and open-source software. Come join the conversation :)

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I want to love the fediverse, but I'm still looking for the place where open-source techies hang out. As always, the hard part with federated systems is discovery, though fediverse.network/ does help quite a bit.

I ported over all Medium posts to the new blog! blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/06/

I know I still need to add sharing buttons below the content but I'm tired. It should look fine on mobile now, too

Idle question for the fediverse and the scholar.social homies:

are there any journals or scholars looking at the intersections between disability justice, carceral studies, and policing? Anything that looks at the prison industrial complex through the lens of disability? Or vice versa?

The Rebus Foundation, publisher of open textbooks and other open educational resources, is hiring: a Marketing Manager and a Product Manager. See here for more information! rebus.foundation/jobs-rebus/

#Webmasters,

Do you use #GoogleForms, #SurveyMonkey or similar services?

Are you happy with your data, and your users' data, being exploited by third parties for commercial purposes such as shadow profiling?

There are #Free #OpenSource alternatives which let you control your data and offer your users privacy, which you can self-host or use online as a service:

#Webform
webform.com/

#LimeSurvey
limesurvey.org/

#Privacy #DeleteGoogle #Google

Would it be okay if I asked for boosts?

I'm an audiobook narrator on ACX and Findaway looking to build my list. I particularly love narrating books with science fiction and fantasy elements.

If you're an author looking to commission audio versions of your short stories or novels (on ACX, Youtube, or elsewhere!) I'd really really love to hear from you. I adore this work and would like to do more!

Samples: acx.com/narrator?p=A1SNG47CN6H

#writing #publishing #jobs

@gingerrroot I couldn't agree more. The main downtown library branch where I live literally hired social workers to do outreach with the homeless population in the building. Nothing pushy, but just being there to help if people wanted to reach out. It was controversial, because that's not the job of the library and it obviously meant gov't and other agencies were failing to provide a needed service, but it seemed to help people. I'm not sure if they still do it, though.

libraries are such an important space

not only for free information, but especially for at risk populations and homeless populations

they offer free or very cheap internet access (which allows for finding resoucres, job applications, etc), free access to information, bathrooms, often places have refreshments for relatively cheap as well, etc. etc.

wanting to make public libraries obsolete is classist and just an incorrect viewpoint tbh

If I unfollowed you today on one or another of my accounts it’s just because I was seeing too many repeats on my various timelines and it was getting kinda annoying to scroll through to find the stuff I hadn’t already read on the TL of my other account. So I’m trying to follow people from one account instead of several. Since I read TLs of each frequently I should still see everyone’s toots!

Just got home on Thursday from facilitating a 2-day workshop on and open educational practices at Davidson, North Carolina (USA): chendricks.org/oep2018

Now I'm working hard on co-facilitating a four-day workshop on teaching and learning in philosophy, aimed at grad students and new faculty in Greensboro, North Carolina (this is the only info on it online): philosophyteachers.org/cfa-201

These are pretty different but both really interesting to work on!

I made a twitter bot that pretends to be a trump supporter, but yells at racists from seemingly within their milieu. I just wrote a short paper explaining why it works the way it does and why I wrote it and what academic research I consulted while designing it. I want to publish this paper in a peer reviewed journal so I can get a job or whatever.

It's not really an art project, it's just a thing I made. I'd call it #hacktivism, but academic journals seem to think that term means politically motivated cybre crime. It /does/ break the twitter TOS in a few ways, but those aren't the law.... yet... 

There's nothing liminal, post-human, or techno utopian, but it does touch on migration and the alt-right and things that, like, matter in real life.

If there are no journals, I'd settle for a conference paper. Normally, I'm a musician, so I'm not sure where to send this....

#hactivism
Are there any peer reviewed journals about hactivism projects?

I just found out that by default, #LinkedIn sells user data to anyone without anonymizing it, regardless of visibility settings. #Linkedin is owned by #Microsoft.

You can opt out in the privacy settings, but this is something that should be allowed only after opt-in. #GDPR

I have news! I will start as Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning & Technology at the University of British Columbia July 1! I’m currently Deputy Academic Director there.

Really excited and also a bit nervous but mostly excited! This is a fantastic centre with amazing people.

Sorry for the Birdsite, but here’s an official post: twitter.com/UBC_CTLT/status/10

Okay, website for workshop I'm facilitating on open educational practices at Davidson College in North Carolina (tomorrow and next day) is now done!

chendricks.org/oep2018/

Includes schedule, slides, bibliography, and more.

The website for the 2-day workshop I'm doing next week on open educational practices is shaping up. Still working on slides.

chendricks.org/oep2018

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant for: researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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