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ONE: Kingad ‘faster, stronger’ but Team Lakay not looking past Johnson’s greatnessONE: Kingad ‘faster, stronger’ but Team Lakay not looking past Johnson’s greatness

first_imgDuterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Johnson, meanwhile, fought off a tough Tatsumitsu Wada in three rounds for his unanimous decision victory.READ: Demetrious Johnson barges into Grand Prix final, faces Danny Kingad next“We have to study Danny’s upcoming fight well and we have to discuss it with everyone in the team,” said Sangiao, who added that former ONE World flyweight champion Kevin Belingon would also be there to help Kingad.As for Kingad’s performance against McLaren, Sangiao said his 23-year-old stalwart got the confidence in the second round.Kingad struggled in the early part of the second but turned things around with a big takedown and holding the dominant position at the end of the period.The third round then became Kingad’s personal workshop, landing knees and fists while holding the top ground position against McLaren.“He was already brilliant in the second round and eventually his confidence carried on into the third,” said Sangiao. “Reece couldn’t fight back and he couldn’t get out of Danny’s control.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Benefits of township living Barcelona sells Brazilian forward Malcom to Russian club Zenit MOST READ MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station LATEST STORIES Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon “Danny’s advantage here is he’s stronger and he’s younger but we shouldn’t forget that DJ is a dangerous fighter,” said Sangiao in Filipino. “He’s well-rounded and he was once the pound-for-pound king.”🎤 BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW 🎤What did Danny “The King” Kingad have to say to ONE VP and martial arts legend Miesha Tate after his thriller against Reece McLaren? @MieshaTate #WeAreONE #DawnOfHeroes #Manila #MartialArts— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) August 3, 2019Kingad (11-1) also advanced to the finals of the Flyweight Grand Prix on the back of a strong third round where he stifled McLaren, a natural grappler, with his wrestling despite being the more lethal striker of the two eventually earning a split decision win.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Danny Kingad and Reece McLaren in the World Grand Prix showdown. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—On a night where four of his students failed, Mark Sangiao saw great promise in youngster Danny Kingad.Team Lakay, the famed fighting stable out of Baguio City, went 1-4 in its campaign in ONE: Dawn of Heroes Friday at Mall of Asia Arena but Kingad became a shining beacon for them after a split decision win over Reece McLaren.ADVERTISEMENT Kingad’s victory in the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix semifinals set him up with a finals match against Demetrious Johnson on Oct. 13 in Tokyo.READ: Danny Kingad escapes with split decision for ticket to Grand Prix finalsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJohnson, 32, is considered one of the best fighters of his generation. He has racked up a 29-3 record in his illustrious career and was once the UFC World flyweight champion from 2012 to 2017.But Sangiao is confident that Kingad can go toe-to-toe with the Mighty Mouse. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

United won’t pursue Emirates red wine throwerUnited won’t pursue Emirates red wine thrower

first_imgManchester United substitute Darren Fletcher was involved in a heated exchange with fans behind the opposition bench moments later.United confirmed an incident, understood to involve red wine, took place but are happy with how Arsenal dealt with the situation and will not be making a complaint.“There was an incident after the first goal but Arsenal’s staff and stewards acted quickly and professionally to it. Contrary to reports in today’s media, we will not be making a complaint to the FA,” a United spokesman said.Arsenal have promised stiff action against the fan if he is found guilty.“A male was arrested at the stadium for throwing an object towards the Manchester United bench after the first Manchester United goal,” an Arsenal spokesman said.“There will be full co-operation between Arsenal and the Met Police — we do not tolerate anti-social behaviour. If found guilty, the individual will also be banned by club.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, November 24- Manchester United won’t make an official complaint after an Arsenal fan allegedly threw red wine at the visitors’ bench during their 2-1 win at the Emirates stadium.A fan was arrested following the incident on Saturday, which happened after an own goal by Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs saw United take the lead in the second half.last_img read more

Corofin too strong for Glencar/Manor in Connacht finalCorofin too strong for Glencar/Manor in Connacht final

first_imgGlencar/Manorhamilton’s minor side missed out on Connacht title on Saturday.The youthful Leitrim champions were beaten by a strong Corofin side.Manager Neil Faulkner was very proud of his side’s efforts in their first Connacht final…Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img

Sligo GAA Fixtures April 14-16Sligo GAA Fixtures April 14-16

first_imgExpert Electrical Expert Electrical sligo Hurling u14 LeagueFri, 14 Apr, Venue: Tourlestrane, (Round: Round 1), Easkey/St.Farnans V Tourlestrane 19:00,  Ref: Ciaran O DonnellFri, 14 Apr, Venue: Tubbercurry, (Round: Round 1), Tubbercurry/Cloonacool V Benbulben Gaels 19:00,  Ref: Malachy Maher Fureys Coaches Senior Football League Division 2Sun, 16 Apr, Venue: Ransboro Park, (Round: Round 3), CooleraStrandhill V St Patrick’s/Dromard 12:00,  Ref: Michael ConwaySun, 16 Apr, Venue: Stenson Park, (Round: Round 3), St John’s V St Farnan’s 12:30,  Ref: Ciaran O DonnellSun, 16 Apr, Venue: Easkey, (Round: Round 3), Easkey V Geevagh 14:00,  Ref: Tj KeaveneySun, 16 Apr, Venue: St.Brendan’s GAA Park, (Round: Round 3), Castleconnor V Owenmore Gaels 14:00,  Ref: Gavin CawleySun, 16 Apr, Venue: St.Michael’s, (Round: Round 3), St Michael’s V Bunninadden 14:00,  Ref: Declan O Boyle Fureys Coaches Senior Football League Division 1Sun, 16 Apr, Venue: Hazelwood Main Pitch, (Round: Round 3), Calry/St Joseph’s V Drumcliffe/Rosses Pt 12:00,  Ref: Marty DuffySun, 16 Apr, Venue: Tourlestrane, (Round: Round 3), Tourlestrane V St Mary’s 13:00,  Ref: Michael DuffySun, 16 Apr, Venue: Curry, (Round: Round 3), Curry V St Molaise Gaels 14:00,  Ref: Barry JudgeSun, 16 Apr, Venue: Shamrock Gaels Park, (Round: Round 3), Shamrock Gaels V Coolaney/Mullinabreena 14:00,  Ref: Conor ConwaySun, 16 Apr, Venue: Kilcoyne Park, (Round: Round 3), Tubbercurry V Eastern Harps 14:00,  Ref: John Griffin Fureys Coaches Senior Football League Division 2Fri, 14 Apr, Venue: Easkey, (Round: Round 2), Easkey V Bunninadden 18:30,  Ref: Michael DuffyFri, 14 Apr, Venue: St.Brendan’s GAA Park, (Round: Round 2), Castleconnor V St Patrick’s/Dromard 18:30,  Ref: Michael ConwayFri, 14 Apr, Venue: Stenson Park, (Round: Round 2), St John’s V Geevagh 18:30,  Ref: Gerard HigginsFri, 14 Apr, Venue: Ransboro Park, (Round: Round 2), CooleraStrandhill V St Michael’s 18:30,  Ref: John GriffinFri, 14 Apr, Venue: Connolly Park, (Round: Round 2), Owenmore Gaels V St Farnan’s 18:30,  Ref: Gavin Cawley Fureys Coaches Senior Football League Division 1Fri, 14 Apr, Venue: Cloonacool Community Park, (Round: Round 2), Coolaney/Mullinabreena V Calry/St Joseph’s 18:30,  Ref: John GilmartinFri, 14 Apr, Venue: Fr. Kevin Brehony Park, (Round: Round 2), Eastern Harps V Curry 18:30,  Ref: Conor ConwayFri, 14 Apr, Venue: Kent Park, (Round: Round 2), St Mary’s V Tubbercurry 18:30,  Ref: Marty DuffyFri, 14 Apr, Venue: Monsignor Hynes Park, (Round: Round 2), St Molaise Gaels V Shamrock Gaels 18:30,  Ref: Declan O BoyleFri, 14 Apr, Venue: Oxfield Park, (Round: Round 2), Drumcliffe/Rosses Pt V Tourlestrane 18:30,  Ref: Barry Judgelast_img read more

Letterkenny-Derry road remains closed following car and lorry crashLetterkenny-Derry road remains closed following car and lorry crash

first_imgEmergency services are attending the scene of a collision between a car and lorry at Burt this morning. Gardaí have closed the road at Pound Cottages (Callaghan’s) in Burt as Fire Units clear the scene.The accident occurred after 8am. Traffic is heavy in the area as motorists follow diversions. Motorists are being asked to use alternative route – Letterkenny to Newtoncunningham to Killea to Derry to Bridgend.(Featured image: Northwest Newspix)Letterkenny-Derry road remains closed following car and lorry crash was last modified: September 12th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Stars come out to get behind Donegal man’s battle with cancerStars come out to get behind Donegal man’s battle with cancer

first_imgThe stars of Donegal’s All Ireland winning side are to turn out for a special match to raise money for a popular Downings man who is battling a rare form of cancer.The legendary GAA commentator Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh has also thrown his weight behind the campaign for Paddy “Fenny” McBride’s and his family.Paddy who has been described as the “soul” of his native club by the veteran broadcaster was recently diagnosed with malignant melanoma. He met Mícheál earlier this year when he was the special guest at the All Ireland Gaeltacht finals in Downings.“He struck me as a true GAA man who has been with his club through the good times and bad and I’m not surprised that so many people are now lining up to help him,” said Mícheál.“He made me feel very welcome and I could see how proud he was to be hosting the finals in Na Dunaibh, such a beautiful part of Donegal, every club needs a Paddy Fenny”Mícheál said he was not surprised to hear how Paddy had taken part in 17 marathons to raise money for Crumlins Children’s Hospital and played such a pivotal role in his local community. “People like Paddy spend a lifetime putting others before themselves, trying to help in whatever way they can so now it would be nice to see the GAA community coming to Paddy’s aid as he faces this challenge, “ he said.“When it comes to times like this the GAA family always steps up and I’m sure they will again.”A committee has been set up in Downings to spearhead the fundraising campaign and a number of events have been organised including a match between Donegal’s 2012 All Ireland winning team and the current county side.It takes place on December 27th in Downings at 2pm and will be followed by refreshments in the Downings Bay Hotel. A raffle and auction have also been organised with a host of special prizes.It’s hoped the match will draw support from all over the county as Paddy was well known not just from his playing days with Downings but also from the time he spent refereeing across Donegal. Stars come out to get behind Donegal man’s battle with cancer was last modified: December 3rd, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:cancerdonegalDowningsPaddy McBrideStarslast_img read more

Takeaways from World Usability Day 2015: Lifelong Learning In UXTakeaways from World Usability Day 2015: Lifelong Learning In UX

first_imgAt this morning’s 13th annual World Usability Day event at Michigan State University, interaction designer and user experience strategist Megan Schwarz discussed how connecting expertise with context can bring opportunities for lifelong learning in your user experience career. Here are my notes:Lifelong learning is very personal. You’re never done. There’s always something new to learn.Learning new things doesn’t have to be intimidating.There are several methods of continuous learning: reflect, unlearn, relearn, teach, and vulnerability.Sometimes you need to step outside your comfort zone and learn something new. Give a talk on what you learned or write a post about it.Give yourself permission to learn. If you limit yourself to what you already know, then you’ll never grow.When asked about something you don’t know, reply I don’t know yet, let me find out. Creates learning opportunities for you.One of the best ways to learn is to teach. Mentoring is another method to improve your knowledge.Try new methods of learning. If you like to take classes, consider a free online class (Coursera, anyone?), workshop, or interactive session. (Side note: don’t forget webinars)Don’t hesitate to charge clients for your learning time. To learn you have to put yourself in a place of vulnerability. Embrace the discomfort.I loved how Schwarz ended her talk:Stop striving to be an expert user experience designer. Start striving to be an expert learner.If you’re interested, check out Megan’s presentation slides on SlideShare. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedDecember 14, 2018 Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development NewsIn this week’s web design and development news roundup, you’ll learn how to create more inclusive forms, find shortcuts for keyboard navigation, discover that the visibility CSS property isn’t only about visibility, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my favorite user…In “Web design & development links”World Usability Day, Detroit: Usable Usability: Inclusive Design for the Real WorldYou’re invited to join Refresh Detroit and Michigan Usability Professionals Association (Michigan UXPA) as we host World Usability Day, Detroit the evening of Thursday, November 9, 2017. World Usability Day, Detroit returns for a fourth year to ensure that the services and products important to life are easier to access…In “Accessibility”November 2015 User Experience and Web Professionals EventsA search engine optimization class, World Usability Day events in three cities, and learning the concepts of a WordPress theme are a few of the events you’ll discover in the November 2015 events calendar. Each month, I compile a calendar of user experience and web professionals events in southeastern Michigan.…In “Calendar”last_img read more

Verizon Teams With Intuit to Bring GoPayment Mobile Card Reader to Retail StoresVerizon Teams With Intuit to Bring GoPayment Mobile Card Reader to Retail Stores

Verizon Wireless and financial management company Intuit announced today a partnership that will bring Intuit’s mobile card reader to 2,300 Verizon retails stores across the country. The partnership is yet another big move in the mobile card reader industry that has been popularized by Square and includes Verifone, Erply and PayAnywhere among others. Intuit operates QuickBooks, a system used by merchants to manage finances. As such, GoPayment fits well in Intuit’s product line. Verizon will be able to put the Go Payment in front of millions of people looking for mobile payment options. It is a win for both companies and a strike to Square, which is putting up a big fight against the large financial companies that are rapidly entering mobile payment industry. GoPayment can support BlackBerry, Android and iOS. It offers merchants the ability to create and sell from a list of frequently sold items and customize the receipts for sales tax, tips etc. Card data is not stored on the mobile device and is encrypted twice in the process, from the card reader itself and a second time from the GoPayment app. The GoPayment card reader will be “free” to Verizon customers granted activation of a GoPayment account and a mail-in rebate of the $29.97 purchase price. The app itself is free and has no monthly transaction or cancellation fees with a 2.7% rate for each swiped transaction. A paid version of GoPayment is available that lowers the per swipe transaction rate to 1.7% with a $12.95 monthly fee, which will be good for retailers with high volume. Square sells for $9.95 at the Apple Store but consumers get a $10 credit from the company when they sign up for an account. Square also has a 2.7% fee for swiped transactions. Mobile Point-Of-Sale Growing FastMobile point-of-sale is on its way to becoming a large industry. Intuit says that by 2015, mobile POS will process near $54.8 billion in transactions. Yet, with so many options are now on the market, what is the difference between them? Square has an iPad-based point of sale terminal that ostensibly beats out GoPayments and Verifone’s offerings. Yet, Intuit’s ability to easily integrate QuickBooks with GoPayment is a very useful feature as well (something that would probably not be hard for Square to replicate). The fees for swiped transactions are similar for all the major players in the market.When Square announced its Card Case and Register in May it said that it had shipped 500,000 dongles and was processing $3 million in transactions per day. No word on how much GoPayment is processing per day at this time. Intuit is a leader in small business payments and processes near $17 billion in transactions over 300,000 merchants a year. dan rowinski Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#e-commerce#mobile#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement read more

Quirky Is Reinventing Invention—AgainQuirky Is Reinventing Invention—Again

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… When Ben Kaufman started Mophie, the iPod and iPhone accessories maker, as a teenager, he had to teach himself a lot about the process of invention.He sold Mophie in 2007 and started his next company, Quirky, with the idea of helping others like him turn their ideas into products faster—assisting with everything from refining the name and design of a product, to manufacturing it, to getting it onto store shelves.Quirky resembles crowdfunding services like Kickstarter and Indiegogo in helping gather input for new products from interested buyers. But unlike those services, Quirky actually takes the product all the way to market. Given how many crowdfunded campaigns stumble when it comes to manufacturing, that’s a crucial difference.Now Kaufman is reinventing Quirky. He calls it “Quirky 2.0“—and it’s changing almost every aspect of how Quirky’s 100,000-person community collaborates on inventions.Curious about what this involves? So am I. I’m hoping to interview Kaufman on stage at the next SXSW Interactive Festival in March 2015. Like Quirky itself, this is a community effort—I’m counting on you to vote for my panel. The deadline for votes is Friday, September 5, so I need your help.I caught up with Kaufman by phone while he was on the road in Atlanta, courting Home Depot to stock more Quirky products on its shelves.Vote now: We Are All Inventors Now: Q&A With Quirky’s CEO“We’ve been pretty focused on the same mission we’ve had since Day One—make invention accessible,” said Kaufman. “The big change that you’ve probably seen, as time has gone on, as we’ve been able to add more experts on the Quirky team, we’ve been able to make a more sophisticated kind of product.”After starting with what Kaufman calls “small, plasticky kind of stuff”—cord managers and kitchen gadgets—Quirky’s now turning out sophisticated gear like a smart air conditioner. It’s set up a subsidiary, Wink, dedicated to smart-home products, including a namesake app to manage them.But Quirky’s ultimate product may be its Web-based collaboration tools, which can do everything from come up with names for products to figure out how to price them, based on community input.“The next six months are going to be really big,” said Kaufman. In November, the company plans to launch Quirky 2.0, which will unbundle various parts of its services. Today it primarily attracts the inventor who comes in with a concept or a sketch, Kaufman said, and hands the rest off to the community and Quirky, the company.The next version of Quirky will still serve those inventors, but it will also help larger teams and even other companies that want to rely on community input to refine and shape products, with or without Quirky’s manufacturing services.It’s a bold bet that could put Quirky at the center of many more kinds of invention. Or, like any risky new product, it could flop.The best way to learn how Quirky 2.0 will play out? Vote for me and Kaufman to talk at SXSW Interactive 2015.Lead photo courtesy of Quirky owen thomas Related Posts Tags:#Ben Kaufman#crowdfunding#manufacturing#quirky#SXSW#SXSW 2015 center_img Why You Love Online Quizzes How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more

Women In Tech Have Much Better Advice For “Male Allies”Women In Tech Have Much Better Advice For “Male Allies”

first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts selena larson The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos If you ask a woman what it’s like working in tech, she’ll likely tell you a story about a time she felt harassed, frustrated, or simply on the verge of quitting the industry. At a panel discussion at Twitter on Tuesday night, these stories were told by successful women from a range of backgrounds—from a teenager who frequents hackathons and founded a startup, to industry veterans with decades of experience fighting for leadership roles in technology companies.On Wednesday, Twitter will host its first-ever Flight mobile developer conference, and to kick off the event, Twitter hosted #WomenInFlight. Over 100 people converged at Twitter headquarters in San Francisco—the audience was mostly women, though there were a number of men in attendance, including Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. See also: White Male “Allies” Have Surprisingly Little To Say About Fixing Sexist Tech CultureEach story was unique, but the panel of six women, along with the audience, commiserated as each was told. Sometimes there was laughter. Sometimes, audible groans. “A lot of my friends who are women in tech or women in engineering have talked about when they’re going to quit,” Tracy Chou, a Pinterest software engineer, said on the panel. “The median experience of being a woman in tech or woman in engineering is worse than the median of being a man.”What “Male Allies” Should KnowTwitter Women In FlightThe panel participants were surprisingly cordial, speaking openly about their own experiences with sexism in the workplace, while sporadically interrupted by a fire alarm test in the building.Conversation meandered from serious to silly—panelists talked about innovating blow dryers to help women get ready faster, and whether or not egg freezing is a perk akin to free lunch.One point discussed several times was what advice these women would give to men, or “male allies,” who want to be supportive of women in the industry and help create a more open and diverse workplace. At the Grace Hopper Celebration earlier this month, a botched “male allies,” panel attracted criticism for its myopic conversation and advice. The group of white men on stage provided women with the same advice they’ve heard and followed numerous times, and there were some misunderstandings between what the panelists discussed and what women in the audience had experienced themselves. See also: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to Women: Don’t Ask For A Raise, Trust KarmaChou, who attended the Grace Hopper conference, pointed out that the group of men returned the following day to listen to women describe the hardships and harassment they’ve suffered with the hope of having a better understanding of what it is women in technology go through each day.Chou said that one of the most important things men can do is educate themselves about different behaviors and biases that prevent women from working in tech.“I meet a lot of men who aren’t intending to be sexist, but are willfully ignorant about what goes on,” she said.She added that many women end up doing “grunt work,” like bug triage and housekeeping, more often than their male counterparts, and decision-makers or company leaders should be cognizant of what tasks they’re assigning to the team to prevent women from doing the same ones repeatedly.Patty McCord, leadership consultant and former chief talent officer at Netflix, suggested that taking steps to learn about the industry from a different point of view can help company leaders make better decisions regarding hiring technical talent or improving company culture.“Wake up each day and say, ‘Today I’m going to learn something about what it’s like from someone else’s perspective,’” she said. “Ask yourself if this is behavior you would want your daughter to experience.”Taking steps to ensure an open culture also includes giving women the opportunity to interview candidates for jobs—not just to make women feel comfortable with the interview, but also to weed out any potential employees that might contribute to a toxic or sexist environment.“I’ve had a lot of negative experiences being an interviewer and having men treat me as not worth talking to,” Chou said. “So that’s a useful screening tactic to make sure the culture is good.”This Is Why Women QuitForty one percent of women leave careers in technology after ten years, compared to just 17% of men. Chou said that this speaks to a larger problem with the industry.“I’ve been an engineer for four and a half years, and I’ve thought about quitting tech many times,” Chou told the audience. “I’m not entirely convinced I’ll make it to the 10-year mark. Sometimes it is just very painful, there is a lot of frustration around being undervalued or not treated the same in different situations, like at tech conferences.”See also: Gillian Jacobs Discusses Her Upcoming Grace Hopper DocumentaryWhile many people and organizations are focusing on the “pipeline,” or encouraging more young girls to pursue interests in programming or computer science, the attrition rate of women who stay in such roles is low. It’s nice to focus on encouraging girls to hack things, but what happens when they become adults who may not be treated equal to male counterparts?For young girls to have successful careers in technology, Chou said, the culture must change.Chou is a vocal advocate for improving diversity in the workplace. After the Grace Hopper Celebration in 2013, she asked the industry, “Where are the numbers?” Her call to action inspired a number of companies, both small and large, to release data that shows who tech companies hire. And frequently, those numbers illustrate a white, male workforce.Starting YoungSuccessful code education programs create opportunities for young women and people of color, but the discriminatory “brogramming,” culture might be one that’s learned young, too.Ming Horn, a high school senior, founder of Khode Up, and ambassador for Girls Who Code, described how the behavior of young boys at tech conferences and hackathons can be just as bad as that of their adult counterparts.See also: How Square’s Coding Program Helps Female Students Become Entrepreneurs“One thing that’s happened quite often is that there are tons of random polls on [hackathon] Facebook pages,” she said. “These recently have been things like, ‘Who are the hottest girls on the hackathon scene?’ and ‘How can I go and pick up chicks?’” These are posted by freshman or sophomore students, she said. What’s more, whenever girls point out that the polls are inappropriate, guys will tell them it’s just a joke.Why Does Twitter Care?Women In FlightOf all employee diversity statistics released in the last few months, Twitter stuck out as one of the companies with the lowest percentage of women in technical roles—just 10% of its tech workforce is female.Perhaps that’s one reason Twitter was so keen on hosting this panel the night before its developer conference. Costolo’s attendance suggests both he and the company are taking diversity and inclusion seriously.“This is a really great time to get a bunch of women together, and kick [Flight] off right,” Jana Messerschmidt, vice president of global business development and platform at Twitter, and moderator of the evening’s panel, said in an interview. “At Google I/O, they actually tracked the number of female attendees for the first time, that’s something that we’re looking at as well. We’re trying to ensure that we have a very diverse developer community that are able to extract value from the Twitter developer platform.”Undoubtedly developers in attendance found value not only in being in a roomful of people who were not bashful about sharing their experiences, but feeling confident that the tech industry is taking steps to change. And hopefully that open, inclusive environment will extend to Flight itself, too. Lead photo courtesy of @Womeng; attendee photo courtesy of Vanessa on Twittercenter_img Tags:#Developer Conference#diversity#Diversity In Tech#twitter#women in technology Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro…last_img read more