Jun 29 2015

Given Tech’s Push For Foreign Workers Talk About Diversity Sounds Like Double-Speak

When Facebook released its workplace diversity numbers on Thursday, the company included a somewhat heartening message.

“It’s clear to all of us that we still aren’t where we want to be,”

 — Maxine Williams, Facebook’s global head of diversity, wrote.

“There’s more work to do.”

Behind Silicon Valley’s Self-Critical Tone on Diversity, a Lack of Progress

Then why are the top technology firms in the United States so eager to get legislation passed to bring more foreign workers into their ranks?

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Apr 29 2015

So You Want A New Website?

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When companies embark on a website design project, there are particular considerations to keep in mind to keep costs in check and to get the desired results. It can be useful to have a go-between to determine what a company needs and how to accurately translate that to a designer or agency.

I observed the aftermath of poor communication between an NGO and the design firm they hired to move their site from php to Drupal. It was initially a $40k project (which I already found cost prohibitive) and had ballooned to nearly $100k. The NGO was furious. The design firm was frustrated because the asks kept shifting and was supposed to include training non-technical staffers.

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Apr 20 2015

A Quote To Remember