Okay, so the #PyCascades CoC hotline is a telephony app. It’s greatly amusing to me that it’s implemented on Twilio, though, instead of Nexmo.
This looks super cool. #PyCascades
Lightning talks. PyScratch. What if we built a python version of scratch. Drag and drop python learning #pycascades
Oh, this is gonna be a good one: Racial bias in facial recognition (and by extension almost all AI software written by a non-diverse developer base) by @StephLKim@twitter.com #PyCascades
Skin colour isn’t used in the neural network’s classifiers. It “doesn’t see race”…
Yeah, I can’t see that being problematic at all. #PyCascades
First up, accessibility: missing from boot camps, designers, product managers, and therefore often done poorly. #PyCascades
Interesting; apparently there are going to be provincial standards for web accessibility? @firstname.lastname@example.org? #PyCascades
Not to put too fine a point on it, but this applies to closed-source too. This is not an OSS thing, it’s a basic decency thing. And I’m as guilty as the next person — possibly moreso. #PyCascades
If you're shit-talking about an open source project, you're essentially shit-talking all the people who worked on that project. And that can hurt. -- paraphrasing @brettsky #pycascades #opensource
We are starting off #PyCascades with @email@example.com talking about unconscious bias. She’s starting right off with a background image that we’ve been looking at for minutes and asking about our initial biases.
From @firstname.lastname@example.org’s excellent slides: “🖕🏾I have a right to maternity leave whether you like it or not.” #PyCascades
If you are a trans man or trans masculine person in tech, @email@example.com has a slack he’d like to invite you to to share experiences and issues. #PyCascades
Which, naturally, have invented a new glob/wildcard syntax. Because of course they did 🙄😜 #PyCascades
MQTT uses flexible, hierarchical topics that can be subscribed with wildcards #pycascades
Gradual typing in a production codebase with @firstname.lastname@example.org; first up… why are we doing this at all? Turns out Python typing is for people first. #PyCascades
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