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[liberationtech] #YesWeCode Initiative - & Prince

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Fri Apr 22 22:03:18 PDT 2016


Thank you, Juan. And thanks Jayne for the announcement.

Please let's keep this thread positive and civil, or we'll have no choice
but to moderate this thread.

Yosem
One of the moderators

On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 8:42 PM, Juan Benet <juan at benet.ai> wrote:

> *REMINDER: *This is a list for announcements about important Liberation
> Technology efforts, not tangential political arguments. Let's keep it that
> way.
>
>
> @Jayne:  Thank you very much for sending this announcement. #YesWeCode
> looks interesting. And sorry, our list is usually much more welcoming. I'll
> donate $50 to make amends for the rude welcome.
> - Glad to see a diverse team <http://www.yeswecode.org/team> + advisory
> board <http://www.yeswecode.org/advisory_board>
> - I'm surprised you have no links to code on the site? I think it would be
> a good idea to get people involved with open source, as some open source
> projects provied fantastic mentorship and the ability for people to jump
> right into experienced teams alongside industry veterans shipping
> highly-used software. Consider starting off by having your own website's
> code on github so others can contribute.
> - I'd also love for your site to link to educational materials. People can
> learn online and do not need to go to events.
>    - Great academic resources at Khan Academy
> <https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming>, EdX
> <https://www.edx.org/course/subject/computer-science>, and Coursera
> <https://www.coursera.org/browse/computer-science?languages=en>.
>    - Great "learn programming" community efforts like
> http://nodeschool.io/ and http://cyber.wizard.institute/ (right in
> oakland, which you mentioned)
>
>
>
> > I would help to fund #byanykludgenecessary or #graspingthingsattherootacess
> as better approaches to tech empowerment.
>
> @Chris: could you provide links for those? i searched around but found
> nothing of note. please send them to the list. I'm sure many here would
> help those efforts too.
>
> I'd love to see the data and metrics for these kinds of programs. It will
> be easier for us to support the right ones if we see *how much impact* they're
> having. It would be particularly useful to see {standard of living,
> income, employment} before and after exposure to the programs,
> distributions of people reached (age groups, which minority group, etc),
> and so on. Also useful to look at the outreach numbers, and drop-off
> numbers. Knowing more about the funnels and rates will help us know how to
> help fix programs, and also which programs mostly need scale. (@Chris could
> you send me the data for the programs you mentioned? you said they're
> *better* so I assume you have looked into the relevant numbers?)
>
> Worth highlight this short analysis:
> http://www.insatiablefox.com/blog/2016/4/21/the-bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation-is-really-big --
> have dug into the data itself, but it looks astonishing. Also:
> http://givingpledge.org/ (Note that Mark Zuckerberg  -- since he was
> mentioned -- is in there). Let's not target "evil privileged white man
> ultra-rich capitalists". It's a silly, tired, (and yes, racist!) strawman.
> Systemic issues abound. Let's improve them. And let's not throw dirt at
> people who try.
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 10:18 PM Al Billings <albill at openbuddha.com>
> wrote:
>
>> My, let's all trash someone dead an entire day in our political arguments.
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