February 24, 2019 fkirschner

Weekend brings weekend weather.

Emma Goldberg wrote up how Women built the Tech Industry in the Washington Post:

This stereotype of the ideal coder as innately genius rather than hard-working and well-trained has remained powerful in the tech industry. A 2015 study in Science found that computer science, more than other fields, places a premium on inborn brilliance, something considered a disproportionately male trait. Today, the field of U.S. software engineers is 80 percent men.

Today’s News-that-should-surprise-absolutely-no-one comes courtesy of Sam Schechner and Mark Secada from the Wall Street Journal:

In the Journal’s testing, Instant Heart Rate: HR Monitor, the most popular heart-rate app on Apple’s iOS, made by California-based Azumio Inc., sent a user’s heart rate to Facebook immediately after it was recorded. Flo Health Inc.’s Flo Period & Ovulation Tracker, which claims 25 million active users, told Facebook when a user was having her period or informed the app of an intention to get pregnant, the tests showed.

Theater und Netz Konferenz this year is happening! May the Fourth (be with you).

Am 4. Mai 2019 findet in Berlin die 7. Ausgabe der Konferenz #TheaterundNetz #tn19 von https://t.co/13QKxb4aGj und @boell_stiftung statt! Wir beschäftigen uns diesmal mit ästhetischen Strategien für komplexe Systeme. Infos folgen! pic.twitter.com/zZtMeqGOnA— nachtkritik.de (@nachtkritik) January 16, 2019

On a more lighthearted note, I enjoyed this Interview with Lucas Rgznsk about his Pixel and Voxel Art (on 80Lvl):

I have absolutely no artistic background whatsoever so this is a new world for me.

Go outside, it’s sparkling!