Women and Technology

Women and Technology

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Susan Fowler and Uber The sexual harassment investigation of Uber has been a major headline. It all started after Susan Fowler, a former Uber reliability engineer posted on her blog, detailing her one year of experience working for Uber. Fowler stated that she was harassed by inappropriate chat messages from a senior manager. When she took the case to the Human Resources (HR), she was informed that it was the first offence of the manager, and suggested that Fowler may receive a negative review because she has voiced her opinion. Yet, later on, Fowler found out that many women who worked for Uber received the same treatment. Fowler’s post received numerous support world-wide. This post has been named as the second biggest news since Ellen Pao (although controversial) took on Silicon…
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Boyfriend went to the Google Cloud Conference, and all I got was a “Cardboard Box”

Boyfriend went to the Google Cloud Conference, and all I got was a “Cardboard Box”

Cotton, Girl in Tech, Live
‘What is this? Get it out of my sight’, seeing the rectangular cardboard box on top of the shoe cabinet, this is the first thing that came out of my mouth. ‘Oh, it’s for you. It is the google VR’. I clumsily and suspiciously opened up the box, and unfolded it into the goggle shape. ‘There is nothing here, it doesn’t work…’ Oh dear, sometimes, I do feel sorry for my techie boyfriend who has such a technology retarded girlfriend. I did not know I was suppose to download an app on the smart phone, then insert the phone into the box. Never mind, I quickly lost my interest in this ‘boring’ little item. As having a perpetual habit of throwing things out and tidying things up, I was waiting to…
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